This year's Kodak NPPDevelopment Prize was awarded to writer/director/producer Elbert van Strien and producer Claudia Brandt for their feature film Dead Girl.

The Netherlands ProductionPlatform (NPP) is in its eight year and is awarded at the Holland Film Meeting(Sept 28 - Oct 2), a sidebar to the Netherlands Film Festival. Kodak sponsorsthe prize for $6339 (5000 Euros) in an effort to facilitate further financialdevelopment for feature films.

Dead Girl (Accento Films) is about a nine-year-old girl who discoversthat her new friend is the ghost of her mother's dead twin, with deadlyconsequences.