The Netherlands Film Research Foundation (Stichting Filmonderzoek) is an independent research foundation that executes research for the film business. The research field includes cinemas, distributors and film production. According to Film Research, research is useful only if the outcome consists of answers that can be applied in daily practice. Film Research wants to provide pratical information and advice on which the industry can base decisions. Through its research projects, Film Research aims to contribute to the improvement of the film industry. The research is always practical, useful, produces results for clients, and offers insight into possible challenges and solutions.
Film Research possesses thorough knowledge about the film industry. The board consists of people who combine their substantial knowledge of the film business with interest in scientific research. Film Research uses knowledge and expertise from the film sector itself, through direct contact with the industry. Acquired knowledge and contacts in the industry facilitate the work on many different types of research proposals.
The Netherlands Film Research Foundation was founded in 1993 when the Netherlands Federation for Cinematography (NFC) started a research department. Early 2004, Film Research became an independent organization. Also, a collaboration with the University of Utrecht was started, specifically with the Education Institute of Media and Culture and the Professional School of the Arts (PSAU). In 2008 the foundation obtained its own office in Utrecht. A project manager was appointed for the realization of the first self composed Cinema-Monitor (Bioscoopmonitor). This annual study commissioned by the NVF and NVB into the consumer behavior of moviegoers, has previously only been evaluated by Film Research. After intensive discussions it was decided to implement the research at the foundation. This was also the start of MoviePanel.nl, an online panel of ‘expert’ respondents in the field of cinema. For this Film Research developped survey software and a website. The panel now consists of over 4,500 active members.
Research into practice
What can we do for you? We:
• are a full service research foundation. We would like to fulfill your entire research process, from survey to end report
• are specialized in research on film consumption, both theatrical and non-theatrical
• examine various movie distribution channels, including TV, DVD, VoD and cinema
• are a small research company with major connections
• work with professional software
• can offer a good prize / quality ratio
• conduct research critically and carefully
• are performing research in a scientific and creative way, but with attention for the business
• are reliable and objective
• provide clear reports using clear graphs
• stick to deadlines
We are a member of the MOA, Center for Information Based Decision Making & Marketing Research.
Besides MoviePanel, Film Research collaborates with reputable and reliable national (online) research panels for our market research. With the data from these panels Film Research can give reliable information about movie consuming, representative of the whole of the Netherlands.
Film Research has a broad knowledge of current affairs and statistics within the film industry. We also have access to important contacts and sources, both national and international. We are in possession of a large collection of literature relating to the film industry. Current research topics are: profiles and behavior of cinema visitors, digital cinema, film education, video on demand, 3D, arthouse theatres and figures on national cinema.
Dimitri Lahaut, Msc – Project management and research
Jorien Scholtens, MA – General secretary and research
For more information, please contact us.
Tel: +31 (0)20 4266119
E-mail: info @ filmonderzoek.nl (remove spaces)
Netherlands Film Research Foundation
Po Box 92098
1090 AB Amsterdam