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21 new projects accepted by the Netherlands’ Production Incentive


- The Netherlands Film Fund Production Incentive’s third round of 2015 has announced cash rebates totalling €5.4 million

21 new projects accepted by the Netherlands’ Production Incentive
Norwegian director Arild Andresen (© Motlys)

The Netherlands Film Fund has announced the results of the latest round of its Production Incentive scheme, in which 21 new film projects have received cash rebates totalling €5.4 million.

Support has been granted to 14 features, one animated film and six feature-length documentaries. International co-productions include UK/US feature film The Price by Síofra Campbell, which will mainly shoot in the Netherlands, and Handle with Care by Norwegian director Arild Andresen. Also supported is Dutch 3D animated film The Little Vampire by Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich, and the Mexican feature Time Share by Sebastian Hofmann, whose post-production will be handled in the Netherlands.

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Launched in May 2014, the Production Incentive is based on a system of cash rebates. The assessment of the scheme’s first 15 months seems promising, according to the CEO of the Netherlands Film Fund, Doreen Boonekamp: “At the start of the new support scheme, in 2014, international projects mostly decided on post-production in the Netherlands. Now we are seeing a clear increase in other key crew personnel from the Netherlands, such as composers, production designers and sound technicians, and many more international co-productions are choosing to shoot in the country.” 

The 21 accepted projects are:

Feature films

Botox: €278,228
Director: Barbara Bredero
Dutch producer: Column Film Nederland BV

Falko-Letter Of Fire: €495,538
Director: Dennis Bots
Dutch producer: Dirk-Jan Bijker Produkties BV
Co-producers: Iris Productions (Luxembourg), Bulletproof Cupid (Belgium)

De Grebbeberg: €834,356
Director: Martin Lagestee
Dutch producer: Lagestee Film BV
Co-producer: Living Stone (Belgium)

Handle with Care: €83,656
Director: Arild Andresen
Dutch producer: Waterland Film BV
Co-producers: Motlys AS (Norway), SF Film Production (Denmark)

Into the Blue: €322,000
Director: Jaap van Heusden
Dutch producer: IJswater Films BV
Co-producers: Caviar Films NV (Belgium), Strada Film (Romania)

Layla M [+see also:
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.: €372,954
Director: Mijke de Jong
Dutch producer: Topkapi Films BV
Co-producers: Menuet BVBA (Belgium), Chromosom Filmproduktion (Germany)

The Price
: €652,917
Director: Síofra Campbell
Dutch producer: Revolver Amsterdam BV
Co-producers: Five East Films Ltd (UK), Dahooma Productions (USA)

Renesse: €136,322
Director: Willem Gerritsen
Dutch producer: Tom de Mol Productions BV
Co-producers: Lion Film Productions BV (Netherlands), Marmalade Films (Belgium)

Stop It: €273,880
Director: Tessa Schram
Dutch producer: Shooting Star Filmcompany BV

Time Share: €56,657
Director: Sebastian Hofmann
Dutch producer: Circe Films BV
Co-producers: Piano (Mexico), Ai Film (USA/UK), Jorge Arturo Fong Fong (Mexico)

Tuintje in mijn Hart: €410,000
Director: Marc Waltman
Dutch producer: Farmhouse TV en Film BV
Co-producer: Marmalade Films (Belgium)

The Day My Father Became a Bush [+see also:
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: €105,469
Director: Nicole van Kilsdonk
Dutch producer: Lemming Film BV
Co-producers: Nukleus Film (Croatia), Minds Meet BVBA (Belgium)

The Windmill: €237,467
Director: Nick Jongerius
Dutch producer: Pellicola BV
Co-producer: ETA (USA)

Yesterday: €37,200
Director: Bálint Kenyeres
Dutch producer: Stichting Rotterdam Films
Co-producers: MFS Tegnap kft (Hungary), One Two Films GmbH (Germany), The Chimney Pot (Sweden), La Prod (Morocco), Les Films de L'Après-Midi (France)

Animated feature

The Little Vampire 3D: €648,988
Directors: Richard Claus, Karsten Kiilerich
Dutch producer: First Look BV
Co-producers: Comet Film GmbH (Germany), A.Film Production (Denmark), Cool Beans BV (Netherlands), Telescreen BV (Netherlands)

Feature-length documentaries

Young: €30,871
Directors: Magnus Gertten, Fredrik Gertten
Dutch producer: KeyDocs BV
Co-producer: Auto Images (Sweden), WG Film (Sweden)

Daniele – The Seventh Maestro: €52,452
Director: Carmen Cobos
Dutch producer: Cobos Films BV

Treasures of the Crimea: €114,467
Director: Oeke Hoogendijk
Dutch producer: Column Film Nederland BV

In the Arms of Morpheus: €134,099
Director: Marc Schmidt
Dutch producer: KeyDocs BV
Co-producer: Associate Directors cvba (Belgium)

The Three Lives of My Father: €73,355
Director: Yan Ting Yuen
Dutch producer: Witfilm BV

Morisot – The Heart Is a Rebel: €58,800
Director: Klaas Bense
Dutch producer: Zeppers Film & TV BV


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