Dutch Post-production Awards

The Dutch Post-production Awards are 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. From these submissions, up to six projects will be invited to pitch their projects and/or show work-in-progress at the closed Dutch Post-production Session during International Film Festival Rotterdam. Based on these pitches, a jury will award two projects with a cash prize of €50,000, and a surplus of €5,000 in kind, to be spent on post-production in the Netherlands.

General Regulations

  • Only projects previously supported by the Hubert Bals Fund are eligible, meaning projects supported for Script and Project Development, HBF+Europe and/or NFF+HBF;
  • Eligible projects should be in the financing or production phase (see below);
  • Eligible applicants are required to carry out part of the post-production of their project in the Netherlands with a member of the NPA;
  • Two projects will be awarded €50,000, funded by the Netherlands Film Fund;
  • On top of the cash prize, the Netherlands Post production Alliance offers €5,000 in-kind support to the two awarded projects;
  • A minimum of 90% of the award should be spent on postproduction in the Netherlands (excluding producer’s fee);
  • At least 80% should be spent on post-production costs with a member of the NPA;
  • A maximum of 10% of the award can be spent on transport, accommodation and per diems for foreign project members attending the post-production in the Netherlands;
  • A maximum of 10% of the award can be spent on the producer's fee for the Dutch co-producer of the film;
  • All visual materials should be subtitled in English;
  • Applications should be written in English;
  • The selection is based on the artistic and financial quality of the film production and the added value of post-production in the Netherlands;
  • Max. six projects will be invited to pitch at the Dutch Post-production Session at IFFR on Tuesday 29 January 2019. One representative of each project will receive IFFR Pro accreditation free of charge, three nights of hotel accommodation in Rotterdam, transport to Rotterdam is not included;
  • The applicant or a representative of the project should be present at IFFR on Tuesday 29 January and Wednesday 30 January 2019;
  • A jury will decide which of the six pitched projects get awarded;
  • The awards will be handed out during the IFFR Pro Award Ceremony on Wednesday 30 January 2019 at International Film Festival Rotterdam;
  • The selection committee and jury's decisions cannot be appealed;
  • The two awarded projects should include the Dutch Post-production Award logo and the following end credit when finished: “Supported by the Dutch Post-production Award by the Netherlands Film Fund, Hubert Bals Fund and Netherlands Post production Alliance”;
  • All pitched projects should include the following end credit when finished: “Pitched at the Dutch Post-production Session by the Netherlands Film Fund, Hubert Bals Fund and Netherlands Post production Alliance .”

Regulations for applications in financing

  • Eligible projects must go into production before 1 September 2019;
  • It is mandatory for a Dutch producer to be attached to the project;
  • The applicant should be the Dutch co-producer of the film;
  • The applicant should be able to represent the project at the Dutch Post-production Session during IFFR 2019.

Regulations for work-in-progress applications

  • Eligible projects have been (partly) shot;
  • It is not mandatory for a Dutch producer to be attached to the project at the time of applying; however, if the project is selected for the Award a Dutch producer should eventually be attached;
  • The applicant can be the main producer of the film, or the Dutch co-producer of the film, if already attached;
  • The applicant should be able to present a work-in-progress with introduction by a representative at the Dutch Post-production Session during IFFR 2019.

Application dossier

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

Compile all items above in 1 PDF or Word document and upload this in MyIFFR 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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