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Immerse\Interact Grant Scheme

For innovative media productions by both individual creators and producers exploring the future of digital storytelling in a changing media landscape.

6 February 2023

closing date

€ 500,000

budget current round

€ 1,000,000

budget 2023

Important information

who is this scheme intended for?

Both producers and individual creators can apply depending on the amount of contribution requested. Applicants are based in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a member state of the EU, EEA or in Switzerland.

- Film producers and AV producers (a legal entity, not a sole proprietorship or VOF) with a demonstrable track record in the field of interactive storytelling or immersive media forms (360-degree video, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality) can apply.

- Individual creators producing the project themselves may also be eligible up to a certain contribution level if they have demonstrable expertise in interactive storytelling or immersive media forms. To apply, individual creators must be registered in the Chamber of Commerce register.

Individual creators applying for realisation must have at least one realised and screened project in the aforementioned disciplines. For this, a concise overview of realized projects must be submitted with the application describing the production experience and screening locations for each project.

which projects are eligible for a grant?

This grant scheme is aimed at artistic projects (majoritarian Dutch film projects) with a supporting film component in which the storytelling, both fiction and non-fiction, in relation to interactive (web-based/mobile) or immersive media forms (360-degree video, VR, AR) is central. Crossovers in the form of transmedia productions and installations may also be considered.

The contribution is intended for carrying out research, optimizing an artistic concept and other preparatory work prior to the actual production phase.

development contributions applied for by the film producers/AV producers
€ 25,000 per project. In addition, a maximum of € 5,000 can be requested coaching. This coaching contribution must be part of the total amount applied for (maximum € 30,000) and be included in the budget. A CV of and motivation letter from the coach are part of the application.

development contributions applied for by the individual makers
€ 15,000 per project. In addition, a maximum of € 5,000 can be requested for coaching. This coaching contribution must be part of the total amount applied for (maximum € 20,000) and be included in the budget. A CV of and motivation letter from the coach are part of the application.

realization contributions applied for by the film producers/AV producers
Please note: In this phase, the producer cannot also be the director, scriptwriter or designer. A maximum of € 100,000 per project to cover the production costs. The Fund’s contribution amounts to no more than 85% of the production budget. The budget for the production phase must be balanced within six months of the grant being awarded. It is possible to apply for an additional contribution of € 5,000 for distribution, provided this is soundly justified. The costs must be part of the budget submitted with the application.

realization contributions applied for by individual makers
€ 30,000 (max) per project.

how do you prepare an application?

Applications can only be submitted in digital form to the Netherlands Film Fund. In preparation of the application, it is important to inform yourself well on the basis of the regulations and protocols.

what is assessed?

During the evaluation, attention is paid to the following aspects:

development application
- the project's artistic concept
- explanation of how form and content relate to each other
- step towards the look & feel of the project, with attention for design and cinematic quality, possibly including mood board or clips
- explanation of how the project distinguishes itself from existing projects
- team members involved in development phase
- target audience
- vision on ultimate intended production
- planning and phasing of work in the development phase
- budget (containing clear explanation) and financial coverage plan

realization application
- the project's artistic concept
- explanation of how form and content relate to each other
- step towards the look & feel of the project, with attention for design and cinematic quality
- the technical set-up of the project
- team members involved in production phase
- positioning of the project in relation to existing productions
- the plan for and the explanation notes on the budget and financing, their degree of soundness and the feasibility of the final product
- plan for release: intended target group, explanation of reach, (physical) location of screening, communication and distribution strategy

Please note: These are not the required annexes for the application. The required annexes are listed in the application form. All requested annexes must be attached for the project to be considered.

For each application, the advisory committee examines whether there is an accumulation of subsidies. Applicants supported by a multi-annual grant are expected to demonstrate how this subsidy relates to the application submitted to Immerse\Interact. This also applies to co-producers and other collaboration partners mentioned in the budget.

Projects that have previously received an grant from the Netherlands Film Fund and/or the Creative Industries Fund NL for a project are not eligible for a contribution for the same stage (development, realization) of that project. It is not possible to submit an application for the same project to one of the other schemes of the Netherlands Film Fund or the Creative Industries Fund NL in addition to the application to the Immerse\Interact Grant Scheme.

where do you submit your application?

Applications (digital versions of the application form with attachments) must be submitted to the Netherlands Film Fund. This digital application is leading in the assessment. To submit a digital application, you have to create an account in Frame, via the website of the Film Fund. You can do that here.

Only complete applications will be processed. Use this checklist (in Dutch only) before submitting your application to ensure it will be taken into consideration.

what happens to your application?

submission
Applications can only be submitted in digital form to the Netherlands Film Fund. Please note: You can submit the online application form until 17:00 hours on the day of the closing date. The subsidy office checks applications for completeness and formal requirements as laid down in the General Regulations. Only complete applications submitted before the deadline will be considered.

assessment
The Production department and Subsidy Office assess the production and business aspects of applications. If your application dossier meets the conditions, it will be submitted to an independent advisory committee, which will evaluate the application. The advisory committee issues a recommendation to the Board of the Netherlands Film Fund. View the composition of the advisory committee here.

decision
The Board takes the advisory committee's recommendation into account in their decision on the application. You will be informed of this decision in writing.

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Steps to take

Do you want to apply for a subsidy under this grant scheme?

Start your application

do you have any questions?

If some of the information is not clear, email your question to Sean Gilis (Creative Industries Fund NL) or Nienke Doekes (Netherlands Film Fund).

You can also contact Bonnie Dumanaw, contact person for interdisciplinary projects on behalf of the six national culture funds. If you have a more general question, have a look at our frequently asked questions first.