45th edition 27 January - 7 February 2016

Project entry Hubert Bals Fund


1 August 2015
for HBF: Script & Project Development Support and HBF: Postproduction support Application form will be available in MyIFFR 1 week before deadline

1 September 2015 for HBF+Europe Minority Co-production Support Application form will be available in MyIFFR end of May

6 October 2015 for NFF+HBF (previously HBF Plus) - Dutch producers only, application through Netherlands Film Fund

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions website for more information about these funding categories.
The Hubert Bals Fund grants support in different phases in the development of a film. Please find detailed information about each of these categories below. Support for HBF: Script & Project Development and HBF: Postproduction can be requested in the Fall of 2015. NFF+HBF Production support (previously HBF Plus) for a previously supported HBF-project with a Dutch producer can be requested (through the Netherlands Film Fund) 6 October 2015. The call for applications for HBF+Europe Distribution support for international co-productions opens late May 2015 with its deadline 1 September 2015.

A Script and Project Development grant can be used for the further development of the script (e.g. research, writing, translation or hiring a coach or script consultant) but can also...

HBF+Europe offers minority co-production support to European producers to participate in high-quality feature films by talented filmmakers from countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America...

Netherlands Film Fund - Hubert Bals Fund Coproduction Scheme. In order to stimulate Dutch producers to get involved in international co-productions, and to support Hubert Bals Fund...

A post-production grant can be used for various activities in the post-production process (e.g. editing, colour grading or sound mixing).

The HBF+Europe distribution scheme offers financial support to the distribution of feature films by filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Eastern Europe, to stimulate...