is a collaborative project between IFFR / CineMart and the Netherlands Film Festival / Holland Film Meeting. The programme will present a selection of Dutch projects in development and international projects that were previously presented at CineMart, or ones that have been granted support by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund (HBF). The aim is to offer guidance to the selected projects as well as exposure to new potential partners. BoostNL focuses on projects in pre-production stage that are ready to be presented at a co-production market and projects that are almost complete and ready for presentation as works-in-progress. By uniting forces, the two co-production platforms of HFM and CineMart will create a new space in which the selected projects can get stronger film industry exposure. Furthermore, the participant project representatives will receive advice from film professionals through a series of individual meetings with special attention paid to their festival, sales and marketing strategies.


After the HFM session last September we are very happy to announce that the work-in-progress DER UNSCHULDIGE by Simon Jaquemet (Switzerland) has signed with sales agent Kinology (France) and LA CAMABY MÓNICA LAIRANA (Argentina) is currently finishing their post-production. From the first BoostNL programme (2016-2017) four films are selected for IFFR 2018 with their premiere:
  • THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM by Muayad Alayan (Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico)
  • LOVELING by Gustavo Pizzi (Brazil, Uruguay)
  • CHARLIE AND HANNAH'S GRAND NIGHT OUT by Bert Scholiers (Belgium) 
  • SULTRY by Marina Meliande (Brazil)

BoostNL 2017-2018
Following up on the session at HFM in September 2017, the second BoostNL programme will have its round-up during IFFR PRO Days (27 January - 2 February). The following BoostNL projects are present at IFFR 2018:
  • AQUÍ NO HAY INVIERNO by Alejandro Andújar (Dominican Republic)
  • EL AZUL BAJO SUS PIES (BEYOND THE BLUE BRIDGE) by Isabel Lamberti (the Netherlands)
  • BABY by Marcelo Caetano (Brazil)
  • THE HAGUE HILTON by Boris Paval Conen (the Netherlands)
  • LIFE ON MARS by Michiel van Erp (the Netherlands)
  • NASIR by Arun Karthick (India)
  • NOCTURNE by Viktor van der Valk (the Netherlands) | Work-in-Progress
  • THE STRANGER by Zhengfan Yang (China)

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Contact BoostNL:
Rianne Poodt - Producer NFF Professionals