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Welcome to the Netherlands
The Netherlands Film Fund is home to a vibrant film industry with an open attitude towards international co-production and has treaties with Canada, France, Germany, China, Federation Brussels Wallonia and South Africa.
The Film Fund is the national agency responsible for supporting film production in the Netherlands. Its focus is to develop and strengthen Dutch cinema and film culture both domestically and internationally.
The Netherlands Film Commission is the official liaison between the Dutch creative media industries and foreign film producers and production companies. The Film Commission also serves as a general resource for all film related inquiries throughout the country, including general information on financing possibilities offered through several schemes of the Netherlands Film Fund.
The cash rebate budget available for funding in 2016 is €29.2M. In 2015 80 film projects received a 30% cash rebate on eligible spend in the Netherlands through the Film Production Incentive.
The Netherlands have a wide variety of staggering astounding film locations to be reached within less than two hours from Amsterdam Airport. With its unique locations, excellent infrastructure, highly experienced English speaking staff and no union limits, the Netherlands have a lot to offer to international film professionals and production companies looking for locations, coproduction partnerships, postproduction companies and facilities.
International production companies that consider to use production and/or postproduction facilities in the Netherlands through a minority Dutch coproduction can contact the Netherlands Film Commission for possible partial reimbursement. This covers essential research costs by a local location scout, line producer and/or postproduction supervisor up to 3,000 euro.
Please be invited to explore the many possibilities the Netherlands have to offer.