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Netherlands Film Fund Backs 21 Projects in Latest Funding Round

Magazine article Screen International

Netherlands Film Fund Backs 21 Projects in Latest Funding Round

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The Netherlands Film Production Incentive scheme has backed 21 film projects to the tune of euro6.1m in its latest funding round, including 15 feature films, five documentaries and one animated feature.

The average investment was euro291,185, with the smallest being euro40,000 and the largest sum, euro900,000, going to the team behind 2015 fantasy film Admiral [pictured] for their new project Redbad 754 A.D.

Currently in pre-production, Redbad 754 A.D. will be directed by Rob Reiné (who is attached to direct episdoes of Marvel's upcoming TV series Inhumans) from a script by Alex van Galen. Dutch producers will be Farmhouse TV en Film, with Belgian outfit Bulletproof Cupid co-producing.

The Conductor, directed and written by Maria Peters and produced by Shooting Star Filmcompany, received the second largest grant with euro898,111. Peters' previous credits include romantic drama Sonny Boy and family film Mike Says Goodbye!.

Projects also receiving grants include Stupid Young Hearts from Finnish director Selma Vilhunen, who was Oscar-nominated in 2012 for short Do I have to Take Care of Everything?. Her latest film has Dutch outfit Windmill Film onboard as a co-producer and received a grant of euro76,987.

Additionally, two-time Cannes Best Short Palme d'Or nominee Esther Rots received euro196,774 for her second feature Mette, which is being produced by Column Film Nederland.

The sole animated feature backed in the funding round is Salvador Simó Busom's Bunuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles, which received euro110,000. Latido Films has boarded sales on the project.

The Dutch incentive scheme offers a 30% cash rebate for qualifying Dutch productions and the Fund grants investments four times each year.

According to the Fund, the latest round of investments are expected to generate more than euro27m in production expenditure within the Netherlands.

LIST OF BACKED PROJECTS:

Battle (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of euro250,363

Director: Katarina Launing (NO)

Script: Maja Lunde (NO)

Dutch co-producer: Phanta Basta!

Lead producer: Friland AS (NO)

Other co-producer: Adomeit Film (DK)

Dutch expenditure: e.g. art director, costume designer

The Beast in the Jungle (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of euro148,298

Director: Clara van Gool

Script: Clara van Gool

Dutch producer: KeyFilm

Co-producer: Amour Fou Luxembourg (LU)

Behind the Blood (documentary) has been granted a financial contribution of euro42,750

Director: Loretta van der Horst

Script: Loretta van der Horst

Dutch producer: Conijn Film

Co-producer: Fine Point Films (IE)

Bloody Marie (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of euro411,233

Director: Guido van Driel

Script: Guido van Driel

Dutch producer: Family Affair Films

Co-producer: Savage Film (BE)

Bo (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of euro288,897

Director: Johan Timmers

Script: Barbara Jurgens

Dutch producer: The Film Kitchen

Co-producer: A Private View (BE)

Bon Bini Holland 2 (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of euro475,794

Director: Kees van Nieuwkerk

Script: Martijn Hillenius and Luuk van Bemmelen

Dutch producer: Kaap Holland Film

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (animated feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of euro110,000

Director: Manolo Galiana (ES)

Script: Eligio Montero (ES)

Dutch producer: Submarine

Lead producer: Sygnatia (ES)

Co-producer: The Glow (ES)

Dutch expenditure: e.g. head of animation, head of compositing

The Conductor (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of euro 898,111

Director: Maria Peters

Script: Maria Peters

Dutch producer: Shooting Star Filmcompany

Eden (feature film) has been granted a financial contribution of euro 122,171

Director: Agnes Kocsis (HU)

Script: Agnes Kocsis (HU)

Dutch co-producer: Isabella Films

Lead producer: Mythberg Films (HU)

Other co-producers: VENFILM (NL), Libra Film (RO), Recalcati Multimedia (IT)

Dutch expenditure: e. …

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