International distribution and dubbing support

The theatrical release in foreign territories by foreign distributors of Dutch features and documentaries, supported by the Netherlands Film Fund.

The foreign distributor applies. The Fund only supports distribution and dubbing costs, that are not already covered by the Fund, by EYE International or third parties. The Fund will not support the costs for the MG taxes and the costs for an M&E track.

Who can apply

A foreign distributor can apply for subsidy to cover P&A costs for the distribution of a feature film or documentary. In case of family and youth films the distributor can apply for subsidy to cover the dubbing costs and/or P&A costs.
The distributor applies with an expenditure plan for the support, the deal memo with the sales agent, a distribution plan containing information about the release.

Granted subsidy will be made available for payment after submission of the release figures (number of screens, admissions and box office), as well as the occurred distribution costs with receipts after release.

Amount

  • Maximum contribution 20,000 euro per film for distribution costs, released outside the Netherlands by foreign distributors. Matching up to 50% of the total costs.
  • Maximum contribution 15,000 euro per film for dubbing costs, for films released outside the Netherlands by foreign distributors. Matching up to 50% of the total dubbing costs.

Primary conditions

  • Eligible are all films supported with selective production funding by the Netherlands Film Fund, which are released theatrically and are selected by specific international film festivals as listed in the overview International festivals in Chapter 7 of the Financial and Production Protocol.
  • A feature film must have a theatrical release with a minimum of 5 theatres and a documentary with a minimum of 3 theatres.
  • Only releases outside the Benelux are supported.
  • The Fund will not support the costs for MG, taxes and/or the costs for an M&E track.

Application procedure

Applications will be judged and decided upon by the Fund and can be submitted throughout the year up to six weeks before the international release. 

Priority

The Fund will give priority to distribution in European countries or countries that the Netherlands has treaties with. Priority will also be given to distribution with subtitles or dubbing in one of the world languages.

Applicable regulations

How to apply

Applications can be made using the dedicated application form. Please contact Dany Delvoie before applying.

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