Like all our festival and market colleagues across the world, the Netherlands Film Festival sees itself presented this year with a major challenge to keep facilitating the international exchange of ideas, talent, network and experiences. With the Holland Film Meeting, we have decided to deepen rather than broaden our programme: instead of a marketplace, we’ll be offering a multi-faceted, entirely tailor-made programme to each individual project selected this year. Through this, we still aim to spark the flame of each project’s international future – albeit, for now, via virtual means.
The Holland Film Meeting (26-29 September, 2020) traditionally combines bespoke project development programmes with an overall marketplace function, bringing together the Dutch and international film industry in an inspiring, laidback and innovative environment. Due to the limited mobility caused by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, the Holland Film Meeting will opt for a virtual “project development lab” construction over a physical marketplace. Its online platform will host an interactive portfolio of its selected projects – all looking for international connections in the shape of co-producers, financiers, sales agents and/or distributors – and strives to encourage the building of bridges and lasting relations as much as possible in a virtual context.
Applications for 2020 are open. Apply before Tuesday, 14th of July. The 2020 programme and project selection will be communicated over the course of this summer.
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For particular questions about our call for projects, please contact Holland Film Meeting coordinator Jordi Wijnalda at [email protected].