New Dutch

Under the umbrella of “New Dutch” – a cheeky reference to the annual Dutch tradition of the year’s first batch of herring – a curated selection of the most exciting new projects in Dutch fiction, documentary, animation and interactive is presented to our international network. These projects – ranging in status from advanced script stage to post-production – receive tailor-made development programmes to best accommodate their individual goals and wishes, and to prepare them for a life far beyond the borders of the Netherlands.

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 New Dutch have included IN ALASKA by Jaap van Heusden and producer IJswater Films, which went on to be selected for Cannes L’Atelier and “Ontario Creates” at Toronto International Film Festival; I DON’T WANNA DANCE by Flynn von Kleist and producer The Rogues, which won the 2019 The Intermission Post-Production Award; BLOODY MARIE by Guido van Driel and producer Family Affair Films, which has been distributed in the US by Uncork’d Entertainment; and LA ÚLTIMA PRIMAVERA (formerly known as EL AZUL BAJO SUS PIES) by Isabel Muruzábal Lamberti and producer IJswater Films, which has recently been picked up for distribution by Cinemien.


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

For particular questions about our call for projects, please contact Holland Film Meeting coordinator Jordi Wijnalda at [email protected].