Netherlands Film Production Incentive invests 6.1 million in 21 new projects

27 March 2017

In the first round of 2017, 21 film projects have been granted a total of over 6.1 million euro in cash rebates through the Netherlands Film Production Incentive Scheme. Amounts vary between 40,000 and 900,000 euro. These projects will generate over 27 million euro in production expenditure within the Netherlands. The contributions are granted to 15 feature films, 1 animated feature film and 5 documentaries.

 Projects that received backing include international co-productions Battle (Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands) by Katarina Launing, animation Buñuel en el Laberinto de las Tortugas (Spain, The Netherlands) by Manolo Galiana and Redbad 754 A.D. (The Netherlands, Belgium), a feature film about the King of Frisia by Dutch director Roel Reiné. Clara van Gool’s feature-dance film The Beast In The Jungle, based on the novella by Henry James will also receive production incentive.

All films backed by the Netherlands Film Production Incentive in the first round of 2017 are:

 
Battle (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 250,363
Director: Katarina Launing (NO)
Script: Maja Lunde (NO)
Dutch co-producer: Phanta Basta!  
Lead producer: Friland AS (NO)
Other co-producer: Adomeit Film (DK)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. art director, costume designer
  
The Beast in the Jungle (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of
€ 148,298
Director: Clara van Gool
Script: Clara van Gool
Dutch producer: KeyFilm   
Co-producer: Amour Fou Luxembourg (LU)

Behind the Blood (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 42,750
Director: Loretta van der Horst
Script: Loretta van der Horst
Dutch producer: Conijn Film  
Co-producer: Fine Point Films (IE)

Bloody Marie (feature film)  has been granted a financial contribution of € 411,233
Director: Guido van Driel
Script: Guido van Driel
Dutch producer: Family Affair Films  
Co-producer: Savage Film (BE)
 
Bo (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 288,897
Director: Johan Timmers
Script: Barbara Jurgens
Dutch producer: The Film Kitchen
Co-producer: A Private View (BE)
 
Bon Bini Holland 2 (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 475,794
Director: Kees van Nieuwkerk
Script: Martijn Hillenius and Luuk van Bemmelen
Dutch producer: Kaap Holland Film  

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (animated feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 110,000
Director: Manolo Galiana (ES)
Script: Eligio Montero (ES)
Dutch producer: Submarine  
Lead producer: Sygnatia (ES)
Co-producer: The Glow (ES)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. head of animation, head of compositing
 
The Conductor (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 898,111
Director: Maria Peters
Script: Maria Peters
Dutch producer: Shooting Star Filmcompany  
 
Eden (feature film)  has been granted a financial contribution of € 122,171
Director: Agnes Kocsis (HU)
Script: Agnes Kocsis (HU)
Dutch co-producer: Isabella Films  
Lead producer: Mythberg Films (HU)
Other co-producers: VENFILM (NL), Libra Film (RO), Recalcati Multimedia (IT)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. sound recordist on set, sound designer, re recording mixer, costume designer, postproduction (image & sound)

The Fountains (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 74,718
Director: Roel van Dalen
Script: Roel van Dalen
Dutch producer: Pieter van Huystee Film & TV  
 
Speech (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 456,700
Director: Barbara Bredero
Script: Tijs van Marle
Dutch producer: PV Pictures  

Mette (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 196,774
Director: Esther Rots
Script: Esther Rots
Dutch producer: Column Film Nederland  
Co-producers: Rots Filmwerk (NL), Serendipity Films (BE)
 
Mrs. F. (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 82,344
Director: Chris van der Vorm
Script: Tamara Vuurmans
Dutch producer: Volya Films  

Orange Fever (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 635,126
Director: Pim van Hoeve
Script: Pieter Bart Korthuis and Maarten Lebens
Dutch producer: Topkapi Films  
 
Rafaël (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 238,258
Director: Ben Sombogaart
Script: Tijs van Marle
Dutch producer: Rinkel Film  
Co-producers: Menuet (BE), Verdeoro (IT), Nukleus Film (HR)

Redbad 754 A.D. (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 900,000
Director: Roel Reiné
Script: Alex van Galen
Dutch producer: Farmhouse TV en Film   
Co-producer: Bulletproof Cupid (BE)
 
The River (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 222,533
Director: Max Jacoby (LU)
Script: Max Jacoby (LU)
Dutch co-producer: New Ams Filmcompany
Lead producer: Samsa Film (LU)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. director of photography, editor, production designer, visual effects supervisor, colorist, post production (image)

Rosie & Moussa (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 97,275
Director: Dorothée van den Berghe (BE)
Script: Michael de Cock (BE)
Dutch co-producer: The Film Kitchen
Lead producer: Caviar (BE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. sound recordist on set, sound designer, re recording mixer, colorist, composer, costume designer, post production (sound)
 
Silence of the Tides (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of
€ 346,559
Director: Pieter-Rim de Kroon
Script: Pieter-Rim de Kroon
Dutch producer: Windmill Film   

Stupid Young Hearts (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of € 76,987
Director: Selma Vilhunen (FI)
Script: Kirsikka Saari (FI)
Dutch co-producer: Windmill Film   
Lead producer: Tuffi Films (FI)
Other co-producer: Hobab (SE)
Dutch expenditure: e.g. editor, sound designer, re recording mixer, visual effects supervisor, colorist, composer, post production (image & sound)
 
Ubiquity (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of € 40,000
Director: Bregtje van der Haak
Script: Bregtje van der Haak
Dutch producer: BALDR Film   
Co-producer: Clin d’Oeil Films (BE)
 
Application rounds
There will be three more application rounds in 2017, with submission deadlines of 9 May, 29 August en 31 October. The Netherlands Film Production Incentive offers a 30% cash rebate on the qualifying Dutch production costs spent in the Netherlands.