HBF announces adjusted schemes and deadlines in 2021

02 February 2021

HBF deadlines

With the 2021 festival just around the corner, IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund kicks off the year by freshening up the regulations and deadlines for the different schemes.

Script & Project Development Scheme

As of 2021, the deadlines for the Script and Project Development Scheme will slightly change. There will be only one regular category with one deadline, that is both accessible for first and second time filmmakers, as for filmmakers more advanced in their career. This means that the upcoming deadlines for Script and Project Development will be on:

  • 1 March 2021 
  • 1 August 2021 

Please note that there won’t be any deadlines on 1 April and 1 September 2021. 

The application form for the 1 March round will be online early February. The maximum contribution for Script and Project Development is €10,000. 

HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production Support

Through HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production support, the Hubert Bals Fund aims to encourage European producers to participate as a minority co-producer in high-quality film projects by filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. HBF+Europe is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA programme of the European Union. The HBF announces a new call for the HBF+Europe programme, of which the updated regulations can be found via the block on this page. The deadline will be 1 April 2021; this year six projects will be supported for €53,000 each.

NFF+HBF Co-production Scheme

In order to stimulate Dutch producers to get involved in international co-productions, and to support Hubert Bals Fund projects in the stage of actual production, the Netherlands Film Fund and the HBF set up the NFF+HBF scheme. From this year the selected projects can be granted with a maximum of €75,000 instead of €50,000 in previous years.
Please note that 50% of this contribution should be spent in the Netherlands.

At IFFR 2021

HBF is also present throughout the whole programme of the February part of the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film Beginning by Dea Kulumbegashvili, which received HBF Script & Project Development Support in 2017, is screened in the Limelight section. And during the IFFR Pro Days, HBF will host a couple of round table sessions for filmmakers through the Pro Hub and Rotterdam Lab


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