The European Commission has approved two new funds in the Netherlands for promoting film-making. The funds will allocate EUR 27 million every year. Financial support must not exceed 50 per cent of a film’s budget and will be given only to films that are shot, at least in part, in the Netherlands. These two conditions are consistent with a Commission Communication on the future of the cinema and audiovisual industry in Europe. Under the Dutch scheme, eligible films must satisfy at least three of seven cultural criteria, referring to Dutch culture and language, art and history in general, and political and social issues relevant to Dutch citizens.