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Netherlands Film Fund backs 21 projects in latest funding round

Netherlands Film Fund backs 21 projects in latest funding round
Beneficiaries include team behind children’s fantasy film Admiral.Scroll down for full list of projects

The Netherlands Film Production Incentive scheme has backed 21 film projects to the tune of €6.1m in its latest funding round, including 15 feature films, five documentaries and one animated feature.

The average investment was €291,185, with the smallest being €40,000 and the largest sum, €900,000, going to the team behind 2015 fantasy film Admiral [pictured] for their new project Redbad 754 A.D.

Currently in pre-production, Redbad 754 A.D. will be directed by Rob Reiné (who is attached to direct episdoes of Marvel’s upcoming TV series Inhumans) from a script by Alex van Galen. Dutch producers will be Farmhouse TV en Film, with Belgian outfit Bulletproof Cupid co-producing.

The Conductor, directed and written by Maria Peters and produced by Shooting Star Filmcompany, received the second largest grant with €898,111. Peters’ previous credits include romantic drama Sonny Boy and family film Mike Says Goodbye!.

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Holland Film Meeting, CineMart launch BoostNL

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First projects announced for initiative aimed at boosting Dutch features and international co-productions.

Six international and five Dutch projects in development, as well as three works-in-progress, have been selected for the first BoostNL programme that kicks off at the Netherlands Film Festival’s Holland Film Meeting in Utrecht (Sept 22-25) and continues through to International Film Festival Rotterdam’s CineMart 2017 (Jan 29-Feb 1).

The initiative, first reported in May, is designed to strengthen market assistance for international projects that have already received support from the Hubert Bals Fund or have previously been presented at CineMart, as well as Dutch projects in development.

Throughout BoostNL, project participants will benefit from ongoing guidance, whether in terms of business planning or creative decision-making, and participants will be encouraged to incorporate inspired feedback into their project.

One-on-one sessions with key international mentors will deliver bespoke festival, sales and marketing strategies that will support the project through all stages of development, from advanced
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Dutch production scheme backs 34

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Dutch production scheme backs 34
Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein In Guanajuato and Alex van Warmerdam’s Schneider vs. Bax among those to receive a share of €8.5m ($11.4m) from the new Netherlands Film Production Incentive.Scroll down for full list of projects

A total of 34 film projects have received funding totaling €8.5m ($11.4m) from the budget of the new Netherlands Film Production Incentive.

It is anticipated that these projects will generate €47.9m ($64.6m) in Netherlands-based production expenditure.

Some 21 of the 34 successful applicants were international co-productions of feature films and documentaries, in which a Dutch producer has a majority or minority stake.

Productions include The Night Of A Thousand Hours by screenwriter/director Virgil Widrich, a co-production between Austria (Amour Fou Vienna), Luxembourg (Amour Fou Luxembourg) and The Netherlands (KeyFilm); The Lobster by director/screenwriter Yorgos Lanthimos, a co-production between Ireland (Element Pictures), France (Haut et Court), Greece (Faliro House), UK (Scarlet Films) and The Netherlands (Lemming Film); and
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Kill Zombie! Trailer and Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

From 2004’s Shaun of the Dead to 2013’s Cockneys vs Zombies, the zombie-horror-comedy sub-genre has had a bloody good time finding humor in the horror of the undead. Well Go USA Entertainment is now tossing their dismembered hand into the ring with Kill Zombie!

Kill Zombie, originally titled Zombibi, takes place in a zombie-infested Amsterdam-West. Well Go USA Entertainment will release the German zombie movie on DVD & Blu-ray on June 10th, but we have the official synopsis, cover art, and trailer for you to check out now:

“A Russian Space station crashes in Amsterdam, releasing a deadly virus that turns everyday citizens into flesh-craving psychopaths. Aziz (Yahya Gaier), his brother Mo (Ouled Radi) and several strangers emerge from jail, oblivious to the mayhem until they team up with a local police officer (Gigi Ravelli). After receiving a desperate call for help, this unlikely band of heroes sets out on an
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Kill Zombie Ravages Amsterdam

We haven't heard of the latest undead flick shambling our way, Kill Zombie, before; but the box art has our attention as it promises death, carnage, and rock and roll. What more could we ask for? Read on for details.

From the Press Release

A deadly virus turns the good citizens of Amsterdam into the bloodthirsty undead in the horror-comedy Kill Zombie!, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital June 10th from Well Go USA Entertainment.

After spending the night locked safely away in the local jail, two brothers and two criminals emerge to find their hometown devastated and ground zero for the zombie apocalypse. Joining forces with a lithe and beautiful officer, they embark on a reluctant rescue mission using everything at their disposal - mallets, crossbows, bowling balls, shotguns, and heavy artillery.

“Writer Tijs van Marle and directors Marijn Smits and Erwin Ven Den Eshof create a Zom-Com which
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