Tiger Film Mecenaat

Diverse, independent cinema can’t exist without investing in new, emerging talent and offer them the stage they deserve. Whether in the form of support during the very earliest phase of a project, by mediating between young makers and the established industry or simply to present these extraordinary films to a large audience, the Tiger Film Mecenaat supports IFFR 365 days a year, 24/7 in scouting, facilitating and presenting vital new talent.

Support independent cinema

Since its foundation in 1988, the Hubert Bals Fund has more than 1100 film projects. Many of the makers who received a helping hand at the start of their careers are now among the best in the world, such as Mexican author Carlos Reygadas, Mahamat Saleh Haroun from Chad and Thai grandmaster Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

However, it is not easy for emerging, often unknown, authors to find funding for their project. It requires courage and expertise to invest in that first risky phase and many funds do not stand their ground. That is where the Tiger Film Mecenaat makes the difference. The contributions are directly linked to film projects, so new challenging world cinema can get off the ground. You can support filmmakers from € 1,000 gross per year. Effectively, a donation costs a lot less, certainly with a periodic donation. With the maximum tax rate of 46% and the multiplier of 125%, a donation of € 1,000 will only cost € 425.

Why become a member?

The Tiger Film Mecenaat is a mixed group of people who have one thing in common: they support the festival and like to meet each other during the annual Preview evening, the Official Opening and the Closing Film & Party.

Tiger Mecenaat from €1,000 per year

  • Invitation for two for the Preview Night in November where you will be the first to get a taste of the festivall
  • Invitation for two for the festive Official Opening of IFFR.
  • Invitation for two people to the Closing Film & Party.
  • Two Tiger Film Mecenaat passes that give you the first access to online presale, discount on film tickets and many extras before, during and after the festival.
  • Invitations to special screenings and events of IFFR throughout the year.

Tiger Mecenaat from €2,500 per year

With a donation of € 2,500 or more, in addition to the above privileges, we offer a customized day program based on your personal preferences.

Hubert Bals Fund Fellowship €10,000 per year

With a Fellowship of €10,000 per year, you contribute in an even more personal way to the realisation of a film by a promising filmmaker in the countries where the Hubert Bals Fund is active. Your contribution will directly benefit the script development of one specific film. A Fellowship not only gives a financial boost. Thanks to the strict selection and international reputation of the Hubert Bals Fund, the support works as a catalyst to attract other partners for the project. The impact of your Fellowship, therefore, goes beyond that crucial initial phase of a film.

It is possible to select a project on the basis of a shortlist, to get in touch with the maker and to actively follow the process. In addition, you will receive the same privileges as the members of the Tiger Film Mecenaat and you will receive no fewer than two Supreme passes that give unlimited access to the regular festival program.

Include IFFR in your will

Curious about how the Hubert Bals Fund supports makers in the creation of their films? Experience how we take students on a trip to other continents? Or do you have specific ideas about what the festival can mean? A legacy or donation has a major impact on the effectiveness of the festival and by working together we can realise your ambitions.

Recording a gift or including an organization in your will not be done just like that. That is why we like to tell more in a personal conversation, and think along with no obligation to see whether a legacy fits in. For questions or a no-obligation introduction, please contact Nicole van der Meer at [email protected] or 010 890 90 90.

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