Country Focus: The Netherlands
19 projects supported by the Netherlands Film Production Incentive
by Vitor Pinto
- The Netherlands Film Production Incentive scheme has selected a total of 19 new film projects for a total support sum of €4.8 million. Fourteen of those projects are fiction feature films (arthouse/crossover/mainstream) and five are documentaries. Thirteen of them are international co-productions in which a Dutch producer is involved.
The 14 fiction feature projects supported are Sanne Vogel’s romantic comedy Brasserie Valentijn [+see also:
film profile] (Dutch producer: Tom de Mol Productions BV/€237,310), Martin Koolhoven’s Robert Pattison starrer Brimstone (N279 Entertainment BV/€675,147), David Keating’s Cherry Tree (House of Netherhorror/€36,419), Pim van Hoeve’s Dummie the Mummy and the Sphinx of Shakaba (PV Pictures/€340,000), Marion Hänsel’s En Amont du Fleuve [+see also:
interview: Marion Hänsel
film profile] (SNG Film/€60,000), Dennis Bots’ Falko – Letter of Fire (Dirk-Jan Bijker Productions/€465,545), Anna Van der Heide’s Mister Frog (BosBros/€447,966), Dick Maas’ Prey (Shooting Star Film Company/€512,061), Rainer Sarnet’s Rehepapp (PRPL/€64,725), Willem Gerritsen’s Renesse (Tom de Mol Productions/€127,483), Pieter Kuijpers’ Riphagen (Pupkin Film/€492,438), Johan Nijenhuis’ Rokjesdag [+see also:
film profile] (Johan Nijenhuis & Co/€431,602), Catti Edfeldt’s Siv Sleeps Astray [+see also:
film profile] (Viking Film/€62,500) and Rene Eller’s US (Habbekrats BV/€240,000).
The supported documentary projects are Femke van Velzen’s A Haunting History (Dutch producer: Stichting IFproductions/€50,135), Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan’s Citizens of Nature (Family Affair Films/€96,376), Andreas Johnsen’s Bugs [+see also:
film profile] (Submarine/€34,024), Luc Enting’s The Hidden Valley (PV Pictures/€379,687), and Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan’s Strike a Pose [+see also:
film profile] (CTM Docs/€59,442).
The Netherlands Film Production Incentive scheme is based on a cash rebate system. Producers of feature films, animated features and feature-length documentaries can claim up to 30% of qualifying production costs in the form of cash rebates. There will be three more rounds of financial support in 2015: these will take place on 6 May, 25 August and 3 November.