Netherlands and Belgium's Wallonia sign film treaty
The Netherlands and the Wallonia Brussels Federation of Belgium (WBFC) have signed a co-production treaty that will see eligible shoots qualify as national projects in each country.
Belgium offers various regional film funding support mechanisms, while the Netherlands provides assistance through an annual fund of its own.
“The most recent researches have shown that international cinematographic co-production is a must,” said Emmanuel Roland, head of cinema production at the WBFC.
“First of all, it opens new cultural universes, encouraging diversity and curiosity for other stories and new ways of thinking; it allows a real share of creativity. Secondly, it’s the best way for encouraging co-operation between professionals.”
“The cinematographic treaty between The Netherlands and Wallonia Brussels Federation will structure the framework of co-operation between the parties and give to professionals the best artistic and financial possibilities to collaborate,” added Doreen Boonekamp, head of the Netherlands Film Fund.
The Netherlands already has several co-production treaties in place with Germany, China, South Africa, France and Canada.
To find out more about filming in The Netherlands, please take a look at our Production Guide.