Holland Film Meeting

The international Holland Film Meeting takes place every year during the Netherlands Film Festival. The Holland Film Meeting consists of the HFM Lab, in which projects in different development stages are selected for a tailor-made trajectory, and the HFM Market, where these projects are presented to the international AV industry.

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Projects in different stages of development and production (from early script to post-production stage) can apply for the creative development part (HFM Lab) of the Holland Film Meeting.

The programme will start ahead of the actual film festival and the HFM Market days, and its duration and focus are different depending on the scheme the project has been selected for: New Dutch, BoostNL or Stories & Beyond. It consists of several plenary and training sessions during August and September geared towards your project’s creative deepening and marketplace potential.

The official language of the HFM is English, therefore the application and all the required materials must be submitted in English.

HFM Market

The HFM Market days will take place during the NFF Professionals Programme, and will run from Sunday through Tuesday, September 25th - 27th 2022. In light of world events, and in keeping with our festival’s ecological mission, the annual gathering of industry professionals will take place in a hybrid format.

The three-day HFM Market for invited-only industry professionals will consist of pre-recorded pitch presentations of our projects in the selection, one-to-one meetings (online and on-site) and the final awards ceremony for all the projects, with attractive prizes both in cash and in-kind. Participants of the HFM Market also have the opportunity to take part in other programmes from the NFF Professionals Programme, as well as watch the latest Dutch films in our competition with English subtitles, through our Digital Film Library.

Previous editions of HFM have included the expertise and inspiration of renowned professionals such as Julia Solomonoff (film director, Argentina/USA), Paul Tyler (story consultant, UK/Denmark), Susan Korda (editor, USA), Mathias Noschis (Alphapanda, Germany), Debbie Rowland (We Are The Tonic, UK), Jane Tattersall (sound designer, Canada), Roger Neill (film composer, USA), Constanza Arena (CinemaChile) and Adrienne Weiss (directing actors coach, USA) amongst others.

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