Netherlands Film Production Incentive: 21 new projects for the first round of 2017
by Vitor Pinto
- Fifteen fiction features, five documentaries and one animated project are among the supported titles
Twenty-one new film projects have been granted €6.1 million as part of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive, one of the Netherlands Film Fund's schemes that is based on a cash-rebate system, offering an incentive of 30% of the eligible production cost. The amount is expected to generate more than €27 million in production expenditure in the Netherlands.
Fifteen fiction features, five documentaries and one animated project are among the titles selected in the scheme’s first round of 2017 – three more rounds are scheduled to follow later this year (the deadlines are 9 May, 29 August and 31 October).
The list of feature-length fiction projects set to receive funding includes several international co-productions, such as Katarina Launing’s Battle (financial contribution: €250,363), Clara van Gool’s The Beast in the Jungle (€148,298), Guido van Driel’s Bloody Mary (€411,233), Agnes Kocsis’ Eden (€122,171), Esther Rots’ Mette (€196,774), Max Jacoby’s Peitruss (€222,533), Ben Sombogaart’s Raphael (€238,258), Roel Reiné’s Redbad 754 A.D. (€900,000), Dorothée van den Berghe’s Rosie & Moussa (€97,275), Pim van Hoeve’s Crazy Orange (€635,126), Maria Peters’ The Conductor (€898,111), Kees van Nieuwkerk’s Bon Bini Holland 2 (€ 475,794), Selma Vilhunen’s Stupid Young Heart (€76,987), Barbara Bredero’s Language Is Say Really My Thing (€456,700) and Johan Timmers’ Fight Girl (€288,897).
The five supported documentaries are Chris van der Vorm’s Mrs. F. (€82,344), Pieter-Rim de Kroon’s Silence of the Tides (€346,559), Bregtje van der Haak’s Ubiquity (€40,000), Loretta van der Horst’s Behind the Blood (€42,750) and Roel van Dalen’s The Fountains (€74,718), and finally, the only animated project on the list is the Spanish-Dutch co-production Buñuel en el Laberinto de las Tortugas, directed by Manolo Galiana.
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