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Country Focus: The Netherlands

Dutch features allocated funding

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Dutch features allocated funding

- Five Dutch films received funding from two sources earlier this month.

The largest single recipient is Kenau from director Maarten Treurniet (photo - The Heineken Kidnapping). The film is a Dutch-Hungarian-Belgian co-production written by Marnie Blok and Karen van Holst Pellekaan that involves Amsterdam-based Fu Works as well as IM Films and Prime Time. It received €600,000 in Eurimages funding.

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Another Dutch feature received Eurimages backing: Land from writer-director Jan-Willem van Ewijk received a total of €230,000 in European funding. The film, which is currently being shot in Morocco, was co-written by Abdelhadi Samih and is a co-production with Belgium (Man's Film Productions), Germany (Endorphine Production) and Morocco (Agora Film).

Another Dutch feature received Eurimages backing earlier this year: Boven is het Stil, the latest film by filmmaker Nanouk Leopold (Brownian Movement [+see also:
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Local funding from the Netherlands Film Fund was awarded to three features: Loenatik, de Reünie (Loenatik: The Reunion); Spijt (“Regret”) and Tussen 10.00 en 12.00 (Between 10 and 12).

Loenatik, de Reünie received a €260,000 production grant for director Johan Timmers, who will direct the second Loenatik film, which is based on a popular TV series about the inhabitants of a mad house. Topkapi Films and The Storytellers are producing.

Director Dave Schram received €450,000 for Spijt, his latest adaptation of a Carry Slee novel, again for children. His company Shooting Star Film produces. Schram's wife and fellow producer, Maria Peters, will again co-write the screenplay.

Lastly, a production grant of €350,000 was awarded to Tussen 10.00 en 12.00, the directorial debut of writer-director Peter Hoogendoorn. The project is produced by Phanta Vision Film international and Keren Cogan Films.

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