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The Netherlands Film Fund backs seven new domestic features


- The country's audiovisual agency has earmarked a total of €3,015,000 in production bursaries for four fiction films and three documentaries

The Netherlands Film Fund backs seven new domestic features
Director Ineke Houtman, who has received €700,000 for her fiction feature The Book of Everything

The Netherlands Film Fund, the country's film agency, has announced the recipients of its latest round of production grants. On this occasion, a total of €3,015,000 have been earmarked for four new fiction films and three documentaries.

The project in receipt of the grant of the biggest magnitude (€700,000) is Ineke Houtman's fiction feature The Book of Everything, penned by Maarten Lebens and Richard Tulloch, and staged by Amsterdam-based outfits Fatt Productions and Kaap Holland. The drama, based on Guus Kuijer's 2004 novel of the same name, follows a boy called Thomas who finds the courage to rebel against his oppressive and overly religious father.

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Two new fiction flicks will receive a contribution of €650,000 each – namely, Mark de Cloe's drama Forever Yours (an NL Film & TV production) and Johan Nijenhuis' new comedy Moroccan Wedding (produced by Johan Nijenhuis & Co). The fourth fiction feature backed by the organisation is Aaron Rookus' Apollo (€550,000), a Topkapi Films presentation.

Finally, the three documentary projects supported by the fund are Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarde and Nathalie Bruijns's Liefjes (€200,000, produced by Witfilm), Pim Zwier's 0 (€130,000, staged by Moondocs) and Diego Guttiérrez's The Mirror and the Window (€135,000, produced by Doxy Films).

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