The Netherlands Film Production Incentive


Type of incentiveCash Rebate
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - Feature film - documentary (theatrical)
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Foreign productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend35.00
Financial cap per production0
Do I have to register/set up a company?Yes
Does foreign cast/crew paid in their home country/region qualify as expenditure? No
Do foreign cast/crew have to pay tax in the host country/state/region? No
Does travel to/from country/region qualify as expenditure? Yes
Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive? No
Criteria to access the benefit
  • - Minimum percentage of the film that must be shot in the region: 0.00%
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
    Additional incentives or advantages
    • - In order to access the grant, feature films and animated films must have a minimum production budget of at least EUR600,000, EUR250,000 for documentaries and EUR12,000 per minute for high-end TV series. The per-project cap is set at EUR1.5 million and a single applicant has an extended cap of EUR2 million per year. To receive the full 35% rate, feature films must incur at least 75% of their post-production costs within the Netherlands, in addition to the required EUR100,000 spend on local production costs. Alternatively, the 35% rate can be obtained if no other local film funds are used by a given production. 30% advance payment of the contribution is possible after the signing of the production agreement for film productions. Further payment takes place after completion within eight weeks after submitting required documents.