Jan Vrijman Fund
The Jan Vrijman Fund announces a call twice a year.
Application deadlines: January 15 / May 15
The Jan Vrijman Fund is looking for creative documentaries and documentary events in developing countries. When selecting projects, the fund strives to have a minimum of 18% of the selected projects from countries from the two left columns on the DAC list (Least Developed Countries and Lower Income Countries). Furthermore applicants should be aware that the fund’s current budget does not allow to select more than 8% of the projects submitted.
The JVF provides individual grants of up to €5,000 for script and project development, €17,500 for production and post-production, or €15,000 for other activities (distribution initiatives, documentary film festivals and documentary workshops).
Please note that the Fund has changed the regulations starting from 2011. For the new regulations, the online entry form, the project form and frequently asked questions please visit the JVF website. There are different regulations and project forms required for every category. The entry form can be submitted online and the project form can be sent attached in an email to janvrijmanfund(at)idfa.nl.
The selection committees considers each project it receives on a merit basis and bases its decisions on the originality of the idea, the cinematic quality and the project's potential. In its evaluation of projects, the Fund attempts to distribute grants across a wide variety of regions. For formal criteria, please see our selection criteria.
Selection committees are made up of renowned filmmakers, commissioning editors and producers.
For more information feel free to contact Jan Vrijman Fund producer Melanie de Vocht at janvrijmanfund(at)idfa.nl.
Jan Vrijman Fund
1017 XN Amsterdam
T: +31 206 273 329
F: +31 206 385 388
photo: 5 Broken Cameras (dir. Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi, The Netherlands / France / Israel / Palestine 2011). In 2010, the film received support from JVF; in November 2011 it won the Special Jury Award and Audience Award at IDFA.