Netherlands (The)

Funding bodies

Fund Goal

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including...

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The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to help remarkable or urgent feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe on their road to completion. It provides grants in various categories that often turn out to play a crucial...

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In 20 years the IDFA Bertha Fund has developed into an internationally renowned institution with a broad network supporting over 600 documentaries projects and film organisations in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle-East and Latin America. In 2015, a funding scheme for international co-productions...

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Fund Goal

To encourage co-operation between professionals working in different countries by providing financial support to European co-productions.

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Fund Goal

The Netherlands Film Fund is the national agency responsible for supporting film production and film related activities in the Netherlands. Its focus is to develop and strengthen Dutch cinema and film culture both domestically and internationally. The Film Fund offers various selective support schemes...

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Fund Goal

Creative Industries Fund NL is the cultural fund for architecture, design, e-culture and every imaginable crossover. The Fund was initiated in 2013 as a new type of cultural fund that operates at the cutting edge of culture, economy and society, with a new sphere of activity: the creative industries....

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Fund Goal

Encouraging the production of films in the province of Limburg and stimulate a lively film climate. Underlying objectives are to stimulate the economy (employment), strengthening the culture (talent, artistic quality) and promote the province of Dutch Limburg.

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Regulation

Citizens of the following do not need the
all EU, Schengen countries, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States.
For more details please consult: https://www.government.nl/topics/visa-for-the-netherlands-and-the-caribbean-parts-of-the-kingdom/question-and-answer/which-visa-do-i-need-to-travel-to-the-netherlands

The Dutch Film commissions promote the Netherlands as a film-friendly country. They facilitate the permission process and serve as a liaison with government, community and film production. Please consult the list of Dutch film commissions for more information.

The Netherlands is an ATA system member country. For more details please visit:  http://www.belastingdienst.nl/wps/wcm/connect/bldcontenten/belastingdienst/customs/

The general rate is 21%. A reduced rate of 6% is applicable to the supply, import, and acquisition of goods and services mentioned in Annex 1 to the VAT Act. The reduced rate is mainly applicable to foodstuffs and medicines. Other goods and services subject to the lower rate include water, art, books, newspapers and magazines,...hotel accommodation and entrance fees for museums, cinemas, sports events, amusement parks, zoos and circuses and some labour-intensive services. The zero rate is intended primarily for exported goods, There is also a zero rate for goods that are transported to another EU Member State on which VAT is levied because of the acquisition in that Member State.

  • Netherlands VAT Recovery Time: 4 months

Copyright is the exclusive right of a copyright holder to publicise and reproduce a work. In the Netherlands copyright exists as soon as a work is produced. The author does not need to register the work or to declare that copyright is reserved. In some cases copyright is retained by a person who is not the work's actual author, for example: - the employer, when an employee has produced a work under his or her contract of employment; - the employer, when a work is produced under the management and supervision of another party; - a legal person, when this person takes a work abroad. Copyright ends 70 years after the death of the author of the work. If a work has been published anonymously (or under a pseudonym), or if the copyright is in the hands of a legal person, the term of copyright ends 70 years after the work's initial disclosure. Ref: http://europa.eu/youreurope/business/competing-through-innovation/protecting-intellectual-property/netherlands/index_en.htm

Pension and lnvalidity 32,4% (< 65) - 14,5% (> 65)

Film Commissions

Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Film Office promotes Amsterdam as a film-friendly city. We facilitate the permission process and serve as a liaison with government, community and filmproduction. Thanks to the presence of some of the largest independent production companies in the world (Eyeworks, Endemol, etc) and also...

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Eindhoven

Eindhoven Film Commission connects and supports the film culture in Eindhoven region. Shares knowledge and experience with young artists. Organizes educational film workshops. Supports young filmmakers, new talent and experienced film makers. Is a springboard for film talent to the professional film...

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Heerlen

Limburg Film Commission is the official liaison between the local creative media industries in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands and national and international producers and production companies.

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Amsterdam

The Netherlands Film Commission is the official liaison between the Dutch creative media industries, foreign producers and production companies. Your general resource for all film related inquiries throughout the country, including information on financing possibilities through schemes run by the Netherlands...

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Rotterdam

The Rotterdam Film Fund and the commissioner are supportive of all working in the field of film. They offer financial and facility support for filmmakers, television producers and documentarists who want to shoot there productions partly or complete in Rotterdam. Free of charge and without unnecessary...

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The Hague

Do you need help with any practical issues such as getting certain street furniture removed or who you should contact if you want to film in the Binnenhof. Film Office The Hague can help you. The film commissioner can also put you in touch with his network. So you can get specific advice about things...

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Utrecht

The Film Commission Utrecht can help you with: Assistance and advice in finding suitable locations. Naturally, Utrecht features many striking places, but producers are often looking for a very distinct location with a specific atmosphere for one or more scenes. The standard tourist spots such as Cathedral...

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The Zeeland Film Commission facilitates the production in the region, helping with locations, facilities, licences and contacts.

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Coproduction treaties

Professional Associations