International co-prods boost Dutch film industry

Christopher Nolan’s war movie Dunkirk was among the international co-productions that helped boost the Dutch film industry over the past four years.

Christopher Nolan’s war movie Dunkirk was among the international co-productions that helped boost the Netherlands' film industry over the past four years.

The Netherlands launched its Film Production Incentive in 2014 and the majority (62%) of films supported by the programme, numbering 152, have been international co-productions, according to government figures.

International co-prods boost Dutch film industry
Dunkirk

Incentive support was expanded to cover high-end TV at the end of last year and the programme has now generated more than €288m in spending for the Dutch production industry.

Open-water scenes for Dunkirk (pictured) were largely shot on a shallow lake near Amsterdam, offering a calmer, more convenient stand-in for the English Channel.

In December last year, nine co-production TV series were awarded a share of €7m in filming incentive support with international partners in countries including the US, Norway and Belgium.

Two international co-productions were among those granted support in the second application window for the TV incentive in March this year.

The Dutch spend on international co-productions rose by around €6m between 2014 and 2017, and the government says the shoots that were supported would have filmed scenes outside the Netherlands without the help of the incentive.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in the Netherlands.

Main page image: iStock.com. Article image: Warner Bros

International co-prods boost Dutch film industry
Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s war movie Dunkirk was among the international co-productions that helped boost the Netherlands' film industry over the past four years.

The Netherlands launched its Film Production Incentive in 2014 and the majority (62%) of films supported by the programme, numbering 152, have been international co-productions, according to government figures.

Incentive support was expanded to cover high-end TV at the end of last year and the programme has now generated more than €288m in spending for the Dutch production industry.

Open-water scenes for Dunkirk (pictured) were largely shot on a shallow lake near Amsterdam, offering a calmer, more convenient stand-in for the English Channel.

In December last year, nine co-production TV series were awarded a share of €7m in filming incentive support with international partners in countries including the US, Norway and Belgium.

Two international co-productions were among those granted support in the second application window for the TV incentive in March this year.

The Dutch spend on international co-productions rose by around €6m between 2014 and 2017, and the government says the shoots that were supported would have filmed scenes outside the Netherlands without the help of the incentive.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in the Netherlands.

Main page image: iStock.com. Article image: Warner Bros

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