Holland Film Meeting

The Nether­lands Film Festival is the central, most exten­sive meeting place for profes­sionals from all corners of the Dutch audio­vi­sual industry. Within the frame­work of the festival, the annual Holland Film Meeting builds and expands bridges between the Dutch and inter­na­tional worlds of film, TV, and digital story­telling.

HFM oppor­tu­ni­ties

Projects in different stages of devel­op­ment from the Nether­lands and far beyond can apply for the creative devel­op­ment part of the HFM. Projects are eligible if they are of feature-length (fiction, docu­men­tary, anima­tion), unless they are projects of digital or inter­ac­tive story­telling (for which no length require­ment exists); and if they are fit for inter­na­tional co-produc­tion and collaboration.The programme is shaped like a multiple-week creative lab. It consists of plenary work­shops, one-to-one expert meet­ings, and other events geared towards your project’s creative deep­ening and market­place poten­tial. It starts ahead of the actual film festival and the Holland Film Meeting, and its dura­tion and focus are different depending on the scheme the project has been selected for New Dutch, BoostNL and Stories & Beyond. 

HFM during the festival

In light of world events, and in keeping with our festival’s ecolog­ical mission, the annual gath­ering of industry profes­sionals from the Nether­lands and the rest of the world will once again take place in an online context in 2021.

During the final weekend of the Nether­lands Film Festival, around the festive announce­ments of our annual Golden Calf winners, the three-day programme for invited industry profes­sionals will consist of pitch presen­ta­tions of our projects in selec­tion, one-to-one meet­ings, daily industry talks (our renowned boat sessions”), and a funky final awards cere­mony for the projects in development.

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HFM dates 2021

For 2021, the HFM dates have been set at Thursday September 30 through Saturday October 2.

How to apply?

The HFM is invi­ta­tion-only, both for Dutch and inter­na­tional profes­sionals. If you feel like your company and its activ­i­ties are not yet on our radar, feel free to reach out directly to HFM Coor­di­nator Jordi Wijnalda, jordi@​filmfestival.​nl.

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