BoostNL is the collaboration between the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF) and International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), offering projects in development and post-production an entirely tailor-made programme, starting at NFF in September and culminating at IFFR in January. By combining the two festivals’ forces and resources, and by molding the programme around the projects’ individual goals and wishes, BoostNL provides the selected participants with strong industry exposure and top-notch inspiration for the advancement of their projects.

HFM Online

26 Sep – 1 Oct 2020
Our online platform will host an interactive portfolio of our selected projects —all looking for international connections in the shape of co-producers, financiers, programmers, sales agents and/or distributors — and strives to encourage the building of bridges and lasting relations as much as possible in a virtual context.

Go to HFM Online

Previous editions of BoostNL have included the expertise and inspiration of such renowned experts as Susan Korda (editor, USA), Jane Tattersall (sound designer, Canada), Anna Ciennik (script expert, France), Sergina Stavroulaki (Heretic Outreach, Greece), Mathias Noschis (Alphapanda, Germany), Silje Nikoline Glimsdal (TrustNordisk, Denmark), Kate Leys (script expert, UK), Fiona Crombie (production/costume designer, UK), Damiaan Denys (psychologist, Belgium), and Mijke de Jong (film director, the Netherlands).

The 2020 programme and project selection will be communicated over the course of this summer. Applications are now closed.

You can visit our online HFM platform by logging in via “MIJN NFF” in the top-right corner of your screen. For particular questions about our call for projects, please contact Holland Film Meeting coordinator Jordi Wijnalda at [email protected].


BoostNL is co-founded by: