Dutch Post-production Awards

The Dutch Post-production Award is a collaboration between the Netherlands Film Fund, the Hubert Bals Fund, and the Netherlands Post production Alliance

Projects previously supported by one of the HBF schemes can be submitted. An international jury will award a cash prize of €50,000, and a surplus of €5,000 in kind by a member of the NPA, to be spent on post-production in the Netherlands to two projects. 

Award criteria are the artistic quality and financial viability of the film production and the added value of post-production in the Netherlands. The two awarded projects will be invited to International Film Festival Rotterdam, where they will receive the award, and a session with a post-production consultant, who will arrange meetings with NPA associated post-production companies. The regulations of the Dutch Post-production Award were updated on 29 October 2019.

General Regulations

  • Only projects previously supported by the Hubert Bals Fund are eligible, i.e. Script and Project Development, HBF+Europe and/or NFF+HBF.
  • The applicant should be the Dutch co-producer of the film.
  • Dutch producers can only apply a single project per deadline.
  • Applications should be written in English and all visual materials should be subtitled in English.
  • Eligible projects should be in the financing or (post-)production phase (and go into production before 1 September 2020).
  • The two awarded projects are required to carry out (part of) the post-production of their project in the Netherlands with a member of the Netherlands Post Production Alliance and should include an end credit as specified in the contract.
  • A minimum of 80% of the award should be spent with a member of the NPA. Maximum 10% of the award can be spent on transport, accommodation and per diems for crew members attending the post-production in the Netherlands and maximum 10% can be allocated as producer's fee for the Dutch co-producer of the film.
  • Two representatives of each project will receive IFFR Pro accreditation free of charge, per project one twin hotel room for three nights in Rotterdam, transport to Rotterdam is not included.
  • At IFFR the representatives will be offered post-production consultancy and will be able to meet with NPA associated post-production companies.
  • The jury's decisions cannot be appealed.

Application dossier

  • Synopsis
  • Script
  • Post-production plan, including clear intentions on picture post-production, audio post-production, visual effects and preferred NPA member
  • Post-production budget, including Dutch expenditure
  • Post-production schedule (including picture lock date, final delivery date and expected premiere date)
  • If applicable: production schedule (including first day of principal photography)
  • Finance plan
  • Written explanation on finance strategy
  • Top sheet of the total budget
  • Release and distribution strategy
  • Director’s and producer's biography and filmography
  • Director’s statement (max. 3 pages)
  • Producer’s statement of the Dutch co-producer (max. 3 pages)
  • If applicable: rough cut (via online streaming platform e.g. Vimeo)
  • If applicable: optional when no rough cut is available: rushes or teaser

Compile all items above in 1 PDF or Word document and upload this in your personal account before submitting your application form and link to your rough cut. Only complete dossiers received by the deadline will be taken into consideration.

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