23 new projects backed by the Netherlands Film Production Incentive

A Summer full of Dutch film production activity
In the second round of 2016 Netherlands Film Production Incentive activity, 23 film projects have been granted a total of over 5.8 million euro in cash rebates. These projects will generate over 27 million euro in production expenditure within the Netherlands. The contributions are granted to 19 feature films and 4 documentaries, and include 14 international co-productions with countries such as France, Great Britain, Denmark, Ireland, Colombia, Luxembourg and Belgium. For the first time since the Incentive’s launch in 2014 the maximum amount of 1 million euro cash rebate was granted to an international production: Christopher Nolan’s Bodega Bay (in the media also known as Dunkirk).

This summer 25 (inter)national film productions, all supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, will go into production. Of these, 15 film productions will be shot in the Netherlands. These include Gangsterdam by French director Romain Lévy, The Hitman’s Bodyguard with Ryan Reynolds and Dutch actors Barry Atsma and Noortje Herlaar, Cobain by director Nanouk Leopold and scriptwriter Stienette Bosklopper, and Christopher Nolan’s Bodega Bay with Dutch actor Jochum ten Haaf.
 
The films backed by the Netherlands Film Production Incentive are:
 
A Gentle Creature (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 57,293
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Script: Sergei Loznitsa
Dutch co-producer: Graniet Film B.V.
Lead producer: Slot Machine SARL (FR)
Other co-producers: Looks Film & TV GmbH (DE), Wild at Art B.V. (NL), Studio Uljana Kim (LT)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. casting, visual effects, post production sound.
 
(A)way from you (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 421,677
Director: Jelle de Jonge
Script: Jacqueline Epskamp
Dutch producer: NL Film & TV B.V.
 
Bodega Bay (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 1,000,000
Director: Christopher Nolan
Script: Christopher Nolan
Dutch co-producer: Kaap Holland Film B.V.
Lead producer: Dombey Street Productions Ltd (GB)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. cast, light department, special effects, stunts, art department, costume department, make up department, location department, line producer, production department, catering.
 
Catacomb (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 367,090
Director: Victor D. Ponten
Script: Victor D. Ponten & Mustafa Duygulu
Dutch producer: New Ams Film Company B.V.
 
Craving (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 341,801
Director: Saskia Diesing
Script: Saskia Diesing & Esther Gerritsen
Dutch producer: KeyFilm B.V.
 
Daoud’s Winter (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 85,592
Director: Koutaiba Al-Janabi
Script: Koutaiba Al-Janabi
Dutch co-producer: OAK Motion Pictures B.V.
Lead producer: Alcatraz Films (FR)
Other co-producers: Orjouane Films (LB), 41 Shadows (DK)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. production design, art department, focus puller, editor, post production sound. 
 
Double Face (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 138,322
Director: Jan Verheyen
Script: Carl Joos
Dutch co-producer: Phanta Film B.V.
Lead producer: Eyeworks NV (BE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. cast, stunts, special effects, camera equipment, sound on set, composer, post production sound.
 
Dummie the Mummy and the Tomb of Achnetoet (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 466,102
Director: Pim van Hoeve
Script: Tijs van Marle
Dutch producer: PV Pictures B.V.
 
Forbidden Love (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 272,377
Director:  Nicole van Kilsdonk
Script: Peer Wittenbols
Dutch producer: The Film Kitchen B.V.
Co-producer: A Private View BVBA (BE)
 
Gangsterdam (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 530,000
Director: Romain Lévy
Script: Romain Lévy, Remy Four, Julien War, Mathieu Oullion
Dutch co-producer: Lunanime BV (NL)
Lead producer: Les Productions du Trésor (FR)
Other co-producer: Lunanime BVBA (BE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. cast, light department, special effects, stunts, art department, costume department, make up department, location department, focus puller, line producer, production department, catering.
 
Good Favour (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 44,840
Director:  Rebecca Daly
Script: Rebecca Daly & Glenn Montgomery
Dutch co-producer: Viking Film B.V.
Lead producer: Savage Productions Ltd (IE)
Other co-producer: Wrong Men BVBA (BE)
Dutch expenditure: costume design, costume department, director of photography, composer.
 
Monos (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 44,823
Director: Alejandro Landes & Alexis Dos Santos
Script: Alejandro Landes & Alexis Dos Santos
Dutch co-producer: Lemming Film B.V.
Lead producer: No Franja S.A.S. (CO)
Other co-producers: Mutante Cine (UY), Pandora Film GmbH (DE), Le Pacte (FR)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director of photography, focus puller, visual effects, post production supervisor, post production sound, post production image.
 
Morisot, The Heart is a Rebel (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 53,113
Director: Klaas Bense
Script: Klaas Bense
Dutch producer: Zeppers Film & TV B.V.
 
My Foolish Heart (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 290,752
Director: Rolf van Eijk
Script: Rolf van Eijk & Roelof Jan Minneboo
Dutch producer: Pupkin Film B.V.
 
My Giraffe (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 337,500
Director: Barbara Bredero
Script: Mirjam Oomkes & Laura Weeda
Dutch producer: Lemming Film B.V.
Co-producer: A Private View BVBA (BE), Hamster Film GmbH (DE)
 
Playing God (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 32,202
Director:  Karin Jurschick
Script: Birgit Schulz
Dutch co-producer: Windmill Film B.V.
Lead producer: Bildersturm Filmproduktion GmbH (DE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. research, composer, post production sound, post production image.
 
Quarterlife (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 276,813
Director:  Danny Stolker
Script: Liesbeth Strik
Dutch producer: PV Pictures B.V.
 
Rivonia (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 167,295
Director: Jean van de Velde
Script: Jean van de Velde
Dutch producer: Cool Beans B.V.
Co-producer: Spier Productions Ltd.(ZA)
 
Somebody’s Husband Somebody’s Son (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 171,140
Director: Max Jacoby
Script: Max Jacoby
Dutch co-producer: New Ams Film Company B.V.
Lead producer: Samsa Film SARL (LU)
Other co-producer: Fastnet Films (IE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. cast, production design, camera equipment, grip equipment, post production sound.
 
Struggling Hearts (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 240,095
Director: Janice Pierre
Script: Nienke Römer
Dutch producer: 2CFILM B.V.
 
The Big L Hotel (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 296,040
Director:  Ineke Houtman
Script: Sjoerd Kuyper
Dutch producer: Kaap Holland Film B.V.
Co-producers: Ma.ja.de Filmproduktions GmbH (DE), FATT Productions B.V. (NL)
 
The Camp (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 73,417
Director: Leonard Retel Helmrich
Script: Leonard Retel Helmrich
Dutch producer: Pieter van Huystee Film & TV B.V.
 
The Untitled Prison Project (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 156,060
Director: Roger Ross Williams
Script: Roger Ross Williams
Dutch producer: Submarine B.V.
Co-producer: The Why Foundation (DK), SubLA LLC (USA)
 
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Application rounds
There will be two further application rounds in 2016, with submission deadlines of 30 August and 1 November. The Netherlands Film Fund operates a Film Production Incentive of a 30% cash rebate on eligible production costs which are spent on parties that are subject to Dutch taxation.
 
The amount of the grant is determined by the production costs that are both eligible and demonstrably and directly spent on non-affiliated parties that are subject to Dutch taxation, multiplied by 30%


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