Whit Stillman’s Love and Friendship and Hany Abu-Assad’s Arab Idol among six international co-productions supported by the Netherlands Film Fund.

Six international co-productions are being backed by the Netherlands Film Fund through its special budget for selective funding for Dutch minority co-productions.

Whit Stillman’s Love and Friendship and Lucrecia Martel’s Zama have both been granted €100,000, while Catti Edfeldt & Lena Hanno Clyne’s Siv Sleeps Astray receives €150,000.

Hany Abu-Assad’s Arab Idol and Aktan Arym Kabut’s Centaur have been backed by the Fund with €75,000 and Andreas Johnsen’s documentary Bugs rounds off the selection with €50,000.

Full details are as follows:

Love and Friendship (feature)    
Dutch co-producer: Revolver     
Producer: Bl!nder Films (IR)
Co-producers: Chic Films (F)
Director and script writer: Whit Stillman     
Granted: €100,000

Arab Idol (feature)    
Dutch co-producer: KeyFilm     
Producer: Idol Film Production Ltd (UK)    
Director and script writer: Hany Abu-Assad     
Granted: €75,000

Zama (feature)     
Dutch co-producer: Lemming Film         
Producer: Rei Cine (AR)
Co-producers: Bananeira Filmes (BR), El Deseo (SP), MPM (FR) Louverture Films (USA)
Director and script writer: Lucrecia Martel     
Granted: €100,000

Siv Sleeps Astray (feature)    
Dutch co-producer: Viking Film     
Producer: Snowcloud Films (SE)        
Director: Catti Edfeldt & Lena Hanno Clyne
Script writer: Lena Hanno Clyne & Thobias Hoffmén
Granted: €150,000

Centaur (feature)    
Dutch co-producer: Volya Films     
Producer: ASAP Films (FR)
Co-producers:Pallas Films (DE), Oy Art (Kyrgyzstan)
Director: Aktan Arym Kabut
Script writers: Aktan Arym Kabut , Ernest Abdyjaparov
Granted: €75,000

Bugs (documentary)
Dutch co-producer: Submarine          
Producer: Danish Documentary (DK)
Director and script writer: Andreas Johnsen
Granted: € 50,000