14th Netherlands Production Platform

The Holland Film Meeting (HFM) is the international heartbeat of the Netherlands Film Festival, providing a series of business-oriented events for the international professionals in attendance. The HFM consists of the Benelux Screenings, the Netherlands Production Platform (NPP), professional workshops and panels, the Cinema Militants Programme and the Binger-Screen International Interview. The focus this year will be on the prospering film industry of Turkey.
The NPP presents a maximum of 25 Dutch and European new independent film projects to a selected group of European and Dutch industry professionals with the aim to encourage co-production and/or collaboration between European countries and the Netherlands. The participating international and Dutch professionals cover the areas of production, sales, financing, distribution and funding.
Essential elements in the presentation sessions are the authenticity of the story and the international appeal and market potential of the project. The 5-day event, which includes public presentations and individual meetings, also offers ample opportunity to get acquainted with the Dutch film industry and its players.
Project requirements:

  • Feature length films: drama, animation and/or documentary projects with a minimum duration of 90 minutes;
  • Suitable for co-production;
  • Local financial support must be in place;
  • Project submission by email:
  • Only fully completed forms will be taken into consideration;
  • Production company profile;
  • Director’s profile;
  • Director’s statement;
  • Synopsis;
  • Treatment (if available);
  • Financial plan.
  • Conditions:
  • There is no entry fee for applications;
  • Once a project has been selected, a maximum of 2 representatives are expected to be present during the 4 days of the Platform;
  • The Holland Film Meeting requires the Netherlands Production Platform logo to be included in the credits of the finalized film. The NPP logo shall be send upon request.

In case of selection the director/writer and producer will be invited with a maximum of 2 persons per project. The invitation includes 3 nights hotel, travel expenses (economy class) and access to all festival events.
Project Application Form:
Deadline for project submissions: August 1st, 2012

The project participation in the Netherlands Production Platform will be chosen by August 31, 2012, following the assessment of a jury of industry experts.

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