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.

The Dutch Post-production Award is aimed at supporting projects previously supported by the Hubert Bals Fund in their final financing stage. This round, an independent jury will award a single prize of €50,000 to be spent on post-production in the Netherlands. Award criteria are the artistic quality and financial viability of the film production and the added value of post-production in the Netherlands. 

The Dutch Post-production Award will be discontinued from 2022. Therefore the 1 December 2021 deadline was the final deadline for this Award. 

General Regulations

  • Only projects previously supported by the Hubert Bals Fund are eligible, under any scheme: Script and Project Development, HBF+Europe or NFF+HBF.
  • Eligible projects should be in the financing or (post-)production phase and should have at least 50% of financing in place. 
  • The applicant should be the Dutch co-producer of the film.
  • Dutch producers can only apply with one project per deadline.
  • Applications should be written in English and all visual materials should be subtitled in English.
  • The Dutch Post-production Award can only be spent on post-production activities in the Netherlands with a member of the Netherlands Post production Alliance. 
  • 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.
  • An independent international jury will assess the applications and choose the winners.
  • The jury's decisions cannot be appealed.

Application dossier

  • Synopsis (1 page)
  • Script or rough cut
  • Optional if available: rushes and/or teaser
  • 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)
  • Post-production plan, including clear intentions on audio and picture post-production, visual effects and preferred Dutch post-production facility
  • Post-production budget, including Dutch expenditure
  • Post-production schedule (including picture lock date, final delivery date and expected premiere date)
  • Top sheet of the total budget
  • Finance plan
  • Written explanation on finance strategy
  • Letters of confirmation of secured financing
  • If applicable: production schedule (including first day of principal photography)
  • Release and distribution strategy


  • Esther Bannenberg

    Interim manager Hubert Bals Fund

  • Jeske van der Slikke

    Hubert Bals Fund Coordinator

  • Sara Juricic

    IFFR Pro, HBF Coordinator & CineMart Project Manager

  • Fraser White

    HBF Officer

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