The subsidization of the film sector is a subject which has not been as researched considering that it absorbs the larger amount of public expenditure distributed to the cultural sector nationally and internationally. This thesis aims to uncover the determinants of subsidization of the film production using as a case study the Nederlands Filmfonds Foundation. The study provides an empirical investigation of the influence of economic, cultural and artist factors on the amount of the Filmfond Foundation funding distributed in 2019 by applying an OLS model. The intention of the study is not only to elucidate the determinants of funding of the Filmfonds, but also to reveal the emphasis of the fund among cultural, artistic, and commercial creation compared to its claiming policy goals and purposes. The results of the research indicate a variety of influences on the amount of funding such as the stage of the production, the genre of the feature film, the director’s past work selected for a domestic film festival as well as the country of production.

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Mazza, I.
Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship , Master Arts, Culture & Society
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Tsitse, Irene. (2021, September 22). The Determinants of Subsidization: A Case Study of the Nederlands Filmfonds Foundation A Film Industry Analysis and the Economic vs Artistic Factors of Public Expenditure to Film Production. Master Arts, Culture & Society. Retrieved from