9 new projects backed by the Netherlands Film Production Incentive   

 In the fourth round of 2016 Netherlands Film Production Incentive activity, 9 film projects have been granted a total of over 2.3 million euro in cash rebates. These projects will generate over 10.5 million euro in production expenditure within the Netherlands. The contributions are granted to 7 feature films, 1 animated feature film and 1 documentary. This round, Heinz, the first feature animation of this year was granted incentive, as well as documentary maker Michiel van Erp’s first feature film, The Empty City.
 
This year 63 projects have received an incentive of more than 15.4 million euro in total. For the first time since the Incentive’s launch the maximum amount of 1 million euro cash rebate was granted to an international production: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. This summer 25 (inter)national film productions, all supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, went into production. Of these, 15 film productions were shot in the Netherlands, including Gangsterdam by French director Romain Lévy and The Hitman’s Bodyguard, featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds and Dutch actors Barry Atsma and Noortje Herlaar. 

The films backed by the Netherlands Film Production Incentive in the fourth round of 2016 are:
 
Class Reunion (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 261,561
Director: Hans Somers
Script: Ger Apeldoorn
Dutch producer: Johan Nijenhuis & Co B.V.
  
Don’t Shoot (feature film)  has been granted a financial contribution of € 103,000
Director: Stijn Coninx (BE)
Script: Stijn Coninx and Rik D’hiet (BE)
Dutch co-producer: Kaap Holland Film B.V.
Lead producer: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama N.V. (BE)
Other co-producer: Les Films du Fleuve (BE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. Sound recordist on set, sound designer, re recording mixer, composer, make-up & hair

Doris (feature film)  has been granted a financial contribution of € 318,138
Director: Albert Jan van Rees
Script: Roos Ouwehand
Dutch producer: Talpa Fictie B.V
 
The Empty City (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 333,089
Director: Michiel van Erp
Script: Philip Huff
Dutch producer: De Familie B.V.
Co-producers: Phanta Film Development B.V. en Eyeworks Film & TV Drama N.V. (BE)

Heinz*(animated feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 218,256
Director: Piet Kroon
Script: Piet Kroon and Melle Runderkamp
Dutch producer: BosBros B.V.
Co-producer: Fabrique Fantastique (BE)
 
Life Is Delicious (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 423,741
Director: Frans Weisz
Script: Theo Nijland
Dutch producer: Sigma Pictures Productions B.V.
 
Love Before Lyrics (feature film)  has been granted a financial contribution of € 472,991
Director: Johan Nijenhuis
Script: Jacqueline Epskamp
Dutch producer: Johan Nijenhuis & Co B.V.
 
My Soul Drifts Light Upon A Sea Of Trees (documentary)  has been granted a financial contribution of € 38,798
Director: Heinrich Dahms
Script: Heinrich Dahms
Dutch producer: Buzzmedia Network B.V.

Porcelain (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 226,875
Director: Jenneke Boeijink
Script: Jenneke Boeijink and Thibaud Delpeut
Dutch producer: New Ams Film Company B.V.
Co-producer: Verdeoro S.R.L. Unipersonale (IT)
 
* Re-submitted application

Application rounds
There will be four application rounds in 2017, with submission deadlines of 7 February, 9 May, 29 August en 31 October. The Netherlands Film Production Incentive offers a financial contribution in the form of a 30% cash rebate on the qualifying Dutch production costs.