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01 June 2017 At the VR vanguard
Together with Submarine Channel the Dutch Film Fund presented 4 projects in the VR-program...
27 March 2017 Netherlands Film Production Incentive invests 6.1 million in 21 new projects
In the first round of 2017, 21 film projects have been granted a total of over 6.1 million...
27 February 2017 HFM-project SUMMER 1993 wins in Berlin
SUMMER 1993 has won both the First Feature Award and Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International...
20 December 2016 Hannah Hoekstra, Dutch Shooting Star - Berlinale 2017
Dutch actress Hannah Hoekstra has been selected as the Netherlands' Shooting Star for the 67th...
20 December 2016 CineMart 2017 selection announced
26 promising projects to be presented at the 34th edition of the co-production market in Rotterdam
27 November 2016 Dutch Winners at IDFA
A number of awards were awarded to Dutch filmmakers at the end of IDFA 2016, including the...
22 November 2016 Seeking Tonio
Paula van der Oest, whose Tonio is submitted to the Academy for consideration in the Best Foreign-language...
15 November 2016 European Co-production Award for Leontine Petit (Lemming Film)
This year’s EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive...
10 November 2016 New head of Submarine Channel
Top transmedia producer Michel Reilhac installed November 2016
08 November 2016 Johannes Vermeer Award 2016 to Steve McQueen
The Dutch Culture Minister, Dr Jet Bussemaker, has selected film director and visual artist...
03 October 2016 Meeting the Co-production Challenge
Holland Film Meeting Head Vanja Kaludjercic reflected favourably on a 2016 event which examined...
02 October 2016 Two Thumbs up for first BoostNL
The first stage of the inaugural BoostNL initiative co-launched by the Holland Film Meeting...
30 September 2016 Winners 2016 Golden Calf Competition
The full list of winners in the 2016 Golden Calf Competition of the 36th Netherlands Film Festival.
27 September 2016 A Man in Full
Earlier this month a great friend and ally, Don Ranvaud, passed away while attending the Montreal...
25 September 2016 Market (self) analysis
The future of co-production markets, their raison d’être and modus operandi, will be on the agenda...
25 September 2016 Even more dramatic
Drama series are going through a new ‘Golden Age’ in terms of creativity, popularity and sales....
25 September 2016 And the winners are...
"The Religion of Night Walks" by Serbian director Nikola Ležaic was the grand winner of this...
24 September 2016 Forging ahead
"A Real Vermeer", Rudolf van de Burg’s story of arguably the 20th Century’s most infamous art...
24 September 2016 Progress Report
Four films pitched over past years to the great and the good of the international co-production...
24 September 2016 Hot art, cold cash
This morning’s panel, titled Commercialising the Arthouse model: How the numbers can work for...
24 September 2016 HFM Project Focus: Tangier Stories
Fyzal Boulifa’s debut feature "Tangier Stories" is a triptych of tales about the European fascination...
24 September 2016 Cloud Nein
Sundance senior programmer John Nein was back in Utrecht yesterday (Friday, September 23) to...
23 September 2016 Reaching out to International
Netherlands Film Fund CEO Doreen Boonekamp yesterday underlined the Fund’s commitment to international...
23 September 2016 Hold on a Memento
Memento Films International may have a staff of just eight based in a small Paris office, but...
23 September 2016 HFM Project Focus: Molly
Sally Potter's project "Molly" is part of this year's HFM Co-Pro selection. Carrying the intriguing...
22 September 2016 'Talents en Route' x 4
Four exciting young Dutch talents, two producers and two directors, will be unveiled to the...
22 September 2016 By the Book
The myriad possibilities of book adaptation within the digital age are up for discussion today...
22 September 2016 HFM Project Focus: The Religion of Night Walks
During the Holland Film Meeting, Serbian director Nikola Ležaic and producer Jelena Mitrovic...
21 September 2016 Jury service
Gabrielle Dumon of French production house Le Bureau, Siniša Juricic (Nukleus Film, Croatia)...
20 September 2016 Love Conquers All?
Ate de Jong’s poignant and acutely observed romdrama Love is Thicker than Water, co-directed...
19 September 2016 Returning Hero
Director Menno Meyjes, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his adapted screenplay of...
06 September 2016 Toronto eyes the Netherlands
Ten Dutch productions and co-pros selected for upcoming edtion of the Toronto International...
06 September 2016 TONIO Dutch Academy Award entry
Paula van der Oest drama submitted in Best Foreign Language Film category
06 September 2016 Short PARADE off to the Oscars®
Digna van der Put's film selected or submission in the Animated Short Film category
02 September 2016 Announcement Nominees Dutch Game Awards 2016
The Nominations for the Dutch Game Awards 2016 have been announced today. The Dutch Game Awards...
29 August 2016 HFM announces Co-Pro Platform line-up 2016
Twelve ambitious, challenging and highly creative projects have been selected for the 2016...
28 August 2016 Mertoglu’s Album wins in Sarajevo
Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s 'Album', recently won the Best Feature prize (valued at €16,000) at the...
28 August 2016 Think Tank assesses future of co-pro markets and audience development
Think Tank, an initiative of CineLink Industry Days, CineMart, Holland Film Meeting and the...
28 August 2016 Summer 1993: Shooting completed
Valérie Delpierre, producer of HFM Co-Pro Platform 2015 project 'Summer 1993', confirmed that...
21 August 2016 BoostNL Selection finalised
Six international and five Dutch projects in development, as well as three works-in-progress,...
17 August 2016 Iceland to Venice
Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson’s coming-of-age film 'Heartstone' will world premiere in Venice...
17 August 2016 Cloudboy on Cloud 9
Meikeminne Clinckspoor’s 2011 Platform project Cloudboy has commenced principle photography...
02 August 2016 'Brimstone' will compete for a Golden Lion
Martin Koolhoven's English-language feature debut to compete for Golden Lion in Venice competition
14 July 2016 Island Mythology
Michael Dudok de Wit’s animated feature debut The Red Turtle opened in The Netherlands last...
14 July 2016 First festival premieres announced
Following the announcement of opening film De Held, this new update reveals everything from...
13 July 2016 Locarno goes Dutch
No less than three Dutch films have been selected for the 69th edition of the Locarno International...
13 July 2016 De Held to open Netherlands Film Fest 2016
Directed by Menno Meyjes, the film stars Monic Hendrickx, Fedja van Huêt and Daan Schuurmans.
24 June 2016 Production Incentive proves highly successful
The first analysis of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive scheme shows highly encouraging...
13 June 2016 Cool for School
Dutch producer Harro van Staverden is launching the pan-European initiative CinesCool together...
20 May 2016 Albüm wins France 4 Visionary Award
Film pitched at HFM Co-pro 2013 picks up €4000 prize
17 May 2016 Faking it
Leading Dutch producer Reinier Selen is in Cannes to bang the drum on a number of projects,...
17 May 2016 Better together
The BoostNL collaboration with CineMart, together with new Dutch co-production treaties signed...
16 May 2016 CineMart & HFM launch BoostNL
Cannes 2016 sees the launch of BoostNL, a new initiative of Dutch co-production markets CineMart...
15 May 2016 High Kaliber
Aydin Dehzad, co-founder of Amsterdam/Istanbul-based Kaliber Film, tells Nick Cunningham about...
13 May 2016 Box-office hits Netflix-bound via Van Collem
Bon Bini Holland and A Noble Intention (formerly known as Public Works) two of four films acquired...
11 May 2016 Dutch Diversity Evident at Cannes 2016
Verhoeven in comp, Dudok de Wit in Un Certain Regard, two shorts and a Cannes Atelier slot
10 May 2016 Key to success
Janneke Doolaard of KeyDocs is the Dutch Producer on the Move at Cannes 2016. She talks to...
22 April 2016 Large donation by William Kentridge to EYE
Ten major artworks to EYE Film Museum, which last year devoted a comprehensive retrospective...
19 April 2016 Previous HFM project ALBÜM has been selected for the competition of Cannes Critics Week
The previous HFM project Albüm by Mehmet Can Mertoglu (produced by Yoel Meranda), has been...
15 April 2016 Holland in Cannes 2016
Paul Verhoeven's Elle in competition, La Tortue Rouge by Michael Dudok de Wit in Un Certain Regard.
13 April 2016 The HFM Co-Production Platform 2016 is now open for submissions
he 29th Holland Film Meeting will be held 22 - 25 September 2016. In its core the Utrecht-based...
05 April 2016 Ally Derks announces her departure from IDFA
After 30 years at the helm, founding director to leave in 2017
31 March 2016 12 new projects receive Incentive support
€3.8 million in cash rebates via Netherlands Film Production Incentive against €16 million...
24 March 2016 Anything but provincial
Over the past 12 months the province of Limburg has been upping the ante in terms of promoting...
23 March 2016 Dutch turn up the heat at Hot Docs 2016
Four Dutch documentaries have been selected for the upcoming edition of Hot Docs International...
22 March 2016 Going for Gould
The past 5 months have been pretty tumultuous for Dutch filmmaker Ester Gould whose A Strange...
10 March 2016 Utrecht: Get ready for Cartoon Business
A Film Fund overview of The Netherlands' capital of Animation
10 March 2016 Cartoon Business comes to Utrecht
International animation's must-attend event runs 21-23 March
10 March 2016 Strike a Pose selected for Tribeca
Dutch doc about Madonna's dancers premiered at Berlinale 2016
29 February 2016 Holland Film Meeting appoints Vanja Kaludjercic as new head
Vanja Kaludjercic has been appointed as the new head of the Holland Film Meeting, the international...
11 February 2016 Limburg Film Fund up and running
The annual budget available to the Fund amounts to 500,000 euros
11 February 2016 Double Dutch - twice as many Dutch films at Berlinale 2016
Fifteen films from The Netherlands have been selected for the 66th Berlin International Film...
15 December 2015 Reinout Scholten van Aschat: Dutch Shooting Star, Berlinale 2016
He is one of ten highly gifted young actors selected from across Europe by a jury of acclaimed...
15 December 2015 Crystal Film for A FAMILY AFFAIR
Tom Fassaert's IDFA-opener garners 10,000-plus visitors
11 December 2015 Film treaty signed between South Africa and the Netherlands
Mrs Jet Bussemaker, the Dutch minister for Culture and Mr Nathi Mthethwa, the South African...
10 December 2015 Dutch jive to Sundance
Netherlands filmmakers will be turning out in force at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival,...
26 November 2015 Eerste International Queer & Migrant Filmfestival
Van 9 t/m 15 december 2015 vindt de eerste editie plaats van het International Queer & Migrant...
25 November 2015 Winnaars IDFA 2015
Woensdagavond 25 november zijn in de Rabozaal van de Melkweg in Amsterdam de winnaars van de...
25 November 2015 Aan de Tweede Kamer, commissie Cultuur: Roep om integrale en interdisciplinaire afweging en...
De ondertekenaars van deze brief, een vertegenwoordiging van Nederlandse festivals opererend...
24 November 2015 Maarten Heijmans wint Internationale Emmy voor miniserie RAMSES
De Amsterdamse acteur Maarten Heijmans heeft maandagavond (lokale tijd) in New York een Internationale...
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