THE DUTCH PRODUCTION INCENTIVE

30% cash rebate on Dutch expenses

A valuable new film financing tool is about to arrive:

a 30% cash rebate for co-productions in the Netherlands.

 

This rebate, in addition to already attractive Dutch financing options, brings Holland squarely back to the center of the European co-production market.

 

FATT Productions is ready to help you take advantage of these tools to get your movie made.

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the major points of the regulations:

 

  • A 30% cash rebate on qualifying Dutch expenses
  • Qualification for the rebate requires application and approval by the Dutch Film Fund.
  • Co-production status (not service-production) with a qualifying Dutch producer is required
  • Non recoupable
  • Apply four times a year, result within 13 weeks
  • Principal photography not to start prior to confirmation of the contribution
  • Eligible costs only after confirmation of the contribution
  • Have 50% of your financing confirmed at time of application
  • Receive up to 1m euros per production
  • A distribution guarantee in The Netherlands is required
  • Minimum total budget is 1m euros
  • Minimum Dutch qualifying budget is 100,000 euros
  • The fund will grant 20m euros in rebates each year

 

 

 

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  • Why The Netherlands?

    CREW

    Experienced crews, top notch equipment
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    No unions; flexible crew & cast
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    Experience with multi-national crews
  • Why FATT?

    RECOMMENDATIONS

    "I still count my Dutch filming days as some of the best. The crew was fantastic and the production value superior. Elwin Looije is a great manager of production and was a key part to our successful production in The Netherlands."

    Glenn S. Gainor
    President, Production, Screen Gems
  • Why The Netherlands?

    LOCATIONS

    Amsterdam's world famous UNESCO Heritage sites: canals, the red light district, and much more...
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    A small diverse country with efficient infrastructure and quick travel times
  • Why FATT?

    RECOMMENDATIONS

    "While filming (…) throughout Holland, we found no problem finding and/or recreating 340 years of Dutch history. (…) location choices appeared endless, the local residents cooperative and enthusiastic."

    Tom Kane
    Poducer
  • Why The Netherlands?

    LOCATIONS

    A variety of ethnicities: Amsterdam is home to 194 nationalities (the most in the world)
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    English is a strong second language for almost every Dutch actor
  • Why FATT?

    RECOMMENDATIONS

    "Elwin Looije's was extremely helpful in managing the logistics of a multi-national crew. Demonstrating indefatigable energy and flexibility, he never lost his sense of humor and positive common sense."

    Tom Kane
    Poducer
  • Why The Netherlands?

    FACILITIES

    Some of Europe's top equipment suppliers are based in Amsterdam.
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    Wide variety of suppliers resulting in competitive costs.