Mon 17 Jul — Tue 01 Aug '23

Open Call NFF Script & Score

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Buma Music in Motion and the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF) are committed to ensure more and deeper connections between young filmmakers and the music sector. One of the initiatives that supports this commitment is NFF Script & Score. The core idea of this program is that young filmmakers and composers get acquainted with each other and their work. Composers are asked to write music based on screenplays in development and present themselves and their work to filmmakers. These meet-ups between creative talents should lead to future collaborations and enrich the Netherlands’ thriving and innovative audiovisual industries. Please find the criteria for this open call below.

About NFF

The Netherlands Film Festival is the home of Dutch cinema and the leading platform for the Netherlands’ national film culture. It celebrates the achievements of Dutch filmmakers and provides the bridge between film culture and all facets of Dutch society. For professionals, the Netherlands Film Festival is the most important full-scale platform for independent, art-house, content-driven exchange and innovation.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for 5 composers at the starting phase of their careers with only 1 or 2 projects to their name.

We’ll need:

  • BumaStemra member
  • photo
  • short biography (max 150 words)
  • short motivation (max 150 words)
  • link to recent work (max 2 examples, audio files preferred)
  • please make sure you are available on 25 September

What can you expect?

  • You will get the chance to meet filmmakers that have started their own projects.
  • You will compose 2 demos for two of the selected filmmakers.
  • Some projects are in the early stages of development. Please be open-minded.
  • BMIM and NFF facilitate the meetings for you, but there are no guarantees for collaboration; please also see this as an opportunity to broaden your network.
  • You will receive accreditation for the NFF Talentdag on 25 September.


Application is no longer possible, the deadline has expired. Deadline to apply was August 1, 12:00h.