Hubert Bals Fund

Opportunities for Screenwriters

The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to help remarkable or urgent feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe on their road to completion. It provides grants in various categories that often turn out to play a crucial role in enabling these filmmakers to realise their projects.

FAQ

01. Who is the fund for?

The Hubert Bals Fund is for filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe.

02. What is the primary criteria for film selection?

According to their website:

"For Script and Project Development: filmmakers from countries listed on the HBF list of eligible countries are eligible for HBF support. The director, writer, and main producer of eligible projects should live and work in one of these countries. The HBF also provides support to feature films by filmmakers from eligible countries, who are living in diaspora (e.g. dual nationality, refugee status or residency permit) in a non-eligible country. Please note that priority is given to films that are majority shot in an eligible country.

For the HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production support: the applicant should be a production company that is constituted and active for at least two years in a country participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme and owned - directly or by majority participation - by nationals from such countries. The track record of the applicant should demonstrate a (majority or minority) participation in at least two completed feature films, including one international or European co-produced feature film.

For NFF+HBF, the collaborative programme of the HBF and the Netherlands Film Fund, the applicant should be a Dutch producer who fits the eligibility criteria of the Netherlands Film Fund."

03. What is the maximum that can be applied for?

Information unavailable at the time of publishing.

04. How long does the application process take?

According to their website:

"Script and Project Development
Phase 1: Within 1 month after the application deadline.
Phase 2: Approximately 3 months after the application deadline.

HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production Support
Approximately 3 months after the application deadline.

NFF+HBF
Approximately 6 weeks after the application deadline."

05. Conditions

Information unavailable at the time of publishing.

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