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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.

30 august 2022

deadline current round

€ 500,000

budget current round

€ 1,000,000

budget 2022

Important information

who is this scheme intended for?

This scheme is open to:
- film and AV producers with a demonstrable track record in the area of interactive storytelling or immersive media forms
- individual makers who produce the project themselves and have demonstrable expertise in the area of interactive storytelling or immersive media forms

which projects are eligible for a grant?

This scheme is aimed at artistic projects with a film component in which the storytelling – both fictional and non-fictional – is central to the interactive (web-based/mobile) or immersive media forms. Crossovers in the form of transmedia productions and installations may also be considered.

The following grants may be provided:
- development contribution applied for by film or AV producers, maximum € 25,000 per project, excluding maximum € 5,000 coaching contribution
- development contribution applied for by individual makers, maximum € 15,000 per project, excluding maximum € 5,000 coaching contribution
- realization contribution applied for by film or AV producers, up to € 100,000 per project for the production costs, excluding a possible € 5,000 distribution contribution
- realization contribution applied for by individual makers, up to € 30,000 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

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.

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.