How to apply


  • Read the FAQs to check if you are eligible


  • Fill out the application form (PLEASE NOTE the amount you can apply for has changed. See our FAQ).
  • Sign the form (you may print and sign it, or sign digitally)
  • Make sure you have all the correct attachments (some attachments are time consuming to obtain. Start on time!)
  • Mail the signed application form plus ALL the attachments to [email protected] before September 16th 2024, 17:00 CET
  • Please divide your application into 3 pdfs:
    • 1) application form + grant declaration + finance plan + Chamber of Commerce
    • 2) script
    • 3) motivation + synopsis + moodboard

*NB: all documents except the chamber of commerce must be in English

Required attachments:

  • confirmation national or regional grant
  • finance plan (max. 1 page)
  • synopsis (max. 1 page)
  • motivation producer, director, script writer (max. 5 pages)
  • script
  • live action films: moodboard (max. 2 pages) please note NO links to videomaterial
  • animated films: moodboard (max. 5 pages)

Your application will be rejected if:

  • You are not a producer, working for a production company (legal entity);
  • The producer and director and/or writer are not from a participating country;
  • Your film does not have a selective grant from a national or regional fund in your country of residence;
  • The application is incomplete.

Questions about your application? Mail to [email protected] or call Ezra Droog +31 20 570 7676

Regulations and protocols

The New Dawn is administered by the Netherlands Film Fund. In addition to the terms and conditions laid down by the New Dawn funding scheme, the following regulations, procedures and protocols of the Netherlands Film Fund apply: