Minority co-productions with VAF

The Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and the Film Fund participate annually in feature films and documentaries that are made as co-productions and released in both countries under a cooperation agreement.

Apart from the quality of the content of the script, the artistic value, original character and urgency of the project, we will look at the creative and technical spending in the Netherlands and a real prospect of future cooperation between the two producers.

Production companies can submit for a maximum of two projects per year per category (feature or documentary). The number of times a project can be submitted is three.

Note: Per 1 January 2022 it is no longer possible to submit a long animation film that previously received VAF support, for support through the VAF-NFF scheme. Applications for support for these projects can from then on be submitted through the Minority Co-production feature film and documentary scheme.

Status: Actueel

Who can apply

Applications for production support can be submitted on application dates by a production company (a legal entity, not a one-man business or general partnership) that has been based based in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a member state of the EU or the EEA or Switzerland  for at least two years and that produces and exploits films and other audiovisual productions on a continuous basis.  

The production company will be represented by the Dutch minority co-producer (click here). He/she will have had prime responsibility as a majority producer for the realisation of:

  • a minimum of one feature film with a cinema release in the Netherlands (feature film application);
  • a minimum of one (long) documentary with a cinema release in the Netherlands (documentary application).

Budget and contribution

Feature film:

  • Up to €200,000

Documentary:

  • Up to €50,000

Each year a maximum of five Flemish and four Dutch feature films and three documentaries from each territory are eligible for a realisation contribution.

Primary conditions

  • The film production must have received realisation support from the VAF.
  • The total contribution of Dutch funds and market participants in the realisation of the film production must come to at least 10% of total production costs.
  • The national cinema release must be guaranteed in the country of the majority co-producer by a film distributor or market participants in the local exploitation chain.
  • The film production must have a cinema release in the Netherlands. The applicant must submit a written declaration signed by a Dutch film distributor.
  • Any financial contributions under Eurimages schemes and/or other European financing must be attributed to the applicant pro rata.
  • The financing of the film production must be shown to be fully and unconditionally promised by third parties within 12 months of the decision to award a grant.
  • If you are also going to apply for the Production Incentive, you must use the budget model of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive for the Dutch spending of the selective application.
  • The applicant will share pro rata in the worldwide proceeds of the film production.
  • 100% (for feature films) or 60% (for documentaries) of the Film Fund contribution granted must be spent in the Netherlands (cast, crew, etc).

To apply for a grant

Applications for production support can be submitted on application dates by the Dutch producer (click here).

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