Who we are

Both the Dutch as well as the international film industry have existed since the turn of the previous century and have evolved ever since. In this day and age, the process of digitalization and the ever-increasing success of streaming platforms are ushering in a new period for movie exhibition. Organizations within the film industry (e.g., producers, exhibitors and distributors), should continue to anticipate such changes. This requires relevant information and research.

Film Research Netherlands is an independent research agency which helps organizations in the Dutch film industry to make reasoned decisions based on thorough research and analyses. In addition, we aim to update the entire Dutch industry on the latest (international) developments and trends by publishing think pieces and giving presentations for a wide variety of audiences. Our board consists of film- and media-experts, which is one of the reasons why our connections within the industry reach far and wide.

What we do

At Film Research Netherlands, we conduct quantitative as well as qualitative research. To conduct quantitative research, we collaborate with reputable and reliable national (online) research panels. Based on data from these panels, we are able to provide reliable information regarding movie consumption habits that is representative on a national level.

One of our main projects concerns the Cinema Monitor (de Bioscoopmonitor): an annual report in which we provide the Dutch film industry with an overview of the most important characteristics and viewing habits of the Dutch cinema-going population.

Furthermore, we conduct desk research and run various (online) survey research projects based on customer data to acquire insights into the motivations, needs and levels of satisfaction of cinema-goers. We possess extensive knowledge of current affairs and statistics regarding the (inter)national film industry. In addition, we have access to important data, contacts and sources (both national and international). In our office, we store a large collection of literature related to the film industry.

Most of our research reports are only available in Dutch, but we can inform you about the results in English (on request).

Meet our team

Koen de Groot

Research consultant

Joost Kamer


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Cinema 2020 and New Cinema

In 2016, the EYE Film Institute Netherlands hosted a conference on the future of cinema (titled Cinema 2020). The overarching goal of the conference was to present an overview of recent trends, issues and opportunities of digital cinema, allowing participants to discover and discuss new developments in digital exhibition, distribution and film production. We attended the entire conference and created a report, containing summaries of the industry pitches and keynotes presented during the conference. This report gives readers an overview of the (possible) challenges the industry faced back in 2016.

In October 2019, a new conference (titled New Cinema) will take place. This ”follow-up” to Cinema 2020 will focus on international trends in areas such as alternative content, big data, online platforms and changing business models. We will once again be present.