Holland Film Meeting – 26-29 september 2013

Van 26 tot en met 29 september vindt tijdens het Nederlands Film Festival de Holland Film Meeting plaats, de ontmoetingsplek voor Nederlandse en internationale professionals.

Netherlands Production Platform

Call for applications Netherlands Production Platform!

Extended deadline July 15 2013.
Time is running out to submit your film project to the Netherlands Production Platform (NPP), one of European cinemas key staging posts for the finance and co-production of independent film.

At the Netherlands Production Platform pitching forum (27-28 September 2013) approximately 20 Dutch and European feature films in development are introduced to a selected group of top international industry professionals from the production, finance, sales and distribution sectors. Only feature films suitable for co-production, and with local financial support in place, will be considered. Selection includes travel and accommodation for 3 nights in Utrecht’s luxurious Karel V hotel, covering 2 delegates per project.


Projects selected for the NPP can win several prizes.
– The Binger Award is granted to help develop the most promising Dutch film plan. The prize includes a Binger coaching programme.
– The Cam-a-lot & Filmmore Cinema Innovation Prize is valued at €5000 (Camera facilities) and € 5000 Postproduction facilities and awarded to the best project (Dutch or international).
– New in 2013 is the Filmmore Work-in-Progress prize valued at €5000 (in facility services) and a further discount on Filmmore services.

Click here for further NPP details and an application form.

Holland meets Russia

In order to celebrate the special bilateral relationship between the Netherlands and Russia, a wide-ranging programme of activities (entitled NLRF2013) has been devised during 2013 to further strengthen co-operation between the two countries in the fields of economics, culture, sports, education, science and civil society. A number of ministries and organisations are involved in the set-up of the programme, including the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SICA.

Key to the ongoing celebration of Dutch/Russian detente is Holland Film Meeting’s examination of Russia’s audiovisual industries when we will host a delegation of Russian funders and producers who will explain their working methods, discuss their recent output and isolate the common areas of interest in order to facilitate dynamic and ongoing co-operation with the Dutch and European industries. Russian guests so far confirmed include Olga Koleageva, head of Moscow Co-production Forum, Alexei Sokhnev, head of Northern Seas Film Forum, and producers Natalia Drozd, Evgeny Gindilis and Julia Mishkenene.

In addition, high-quality Rssian projects in development will be selected for the Netherlands Production Platform co-production market (27-28 September 2013), joining approximately seventeen others from the Netherlands and Europe.

The Holland Film Meeting focus on Russia is a collaboration with the Northern Seas Film Forum (St Petersburg). | Read more

Workshops and panels

The Holland Film Meeting is delighted to invite the Erich Pommer Institute to present a part of their highly acclaimed European TV Drama Lab. An acclaimed international producer with expertise in both arthouse film and high quality TV drama production will share experiences about working within the evolving world of cinema and TV with lab participants.

NFF International Screenings

The NFF International Screenings programme is the annual showcase for the newest film titles from the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, presented with English subtitles for the international buyers, festival programmers and press attending the Holland Film Meeting. Expected titles in 2013 include BORGMAN (Alex van Warmerdam), IT’S ALL SO QUIET (Nanouk Leopold) and Urszula Antoniak’s NUDE AREA.


THE COST OF SUGAR to open NFF 2013

Jean van de Velde’s 18th Century Suriname drama world premier THE COST OF SUGAR will open the 33rd Netherlands Film Festival Wednesday September 25 2013.

The film stars Gaite Jansen and Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, and is based on the celebrated book by Cynthia McLeod. | Read more

NFF Guest of the Year

Acclaimed Dutch director/screenwriter Paula van der Oest will be Guest of the Year at the 33rd edition of the Dutch Film Festival that runs September 26 – October 4 2013.

In 1996 Van der Oest made her feature debut THE NEW MOTHER (1996) before building an impressive body of work that included feature successes such as TRIP OF TEETJE (1998), ZUS & ZO (2002), HIDDEN FLAWS (2004), TIRAMISU (2007), BLACK BUTTERFLIES (2011) and THE DOMINO EFFECT (2012). The festival will pay tribute to this award-winning director and screenwriter of films and television drama with an extensive program of her work. | Read more

HFM website

Check in regularly to the Holland Film Meeting website for all updates during the run-up to the event in September.  You can also see trailers of recent Dutch releases as well as interviews with the most prominent players within the Dutch film scene, including director Alex van Warmerdam and producer Marc van Warmerdam whose BORGMAN was the first film from the Netherlands in 38 years selected for Cannes competition. Other recent interviewees include Paula van der Oest and leading Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing.


For further details about the Holland Film Meeting contact:

Signe Zeilich-Jensen, HFM director (mobile: +31 6 12990456)

Susanne van Doorn, HFM producer

Mercedes Martinez-Abarca, NPP coordinator

Holland Film Meeting tel: +31 30 2303800


Bron: Nederlands Film Festival