Rates and Rental conditions

Here you will find all the information you need about renting, exhibiting, screening and broadcasting work from our collection. If you wish to speak directly to someone at LIMA please send us an email.

Equipment, Fees and Rental Conditions

The works in the LIMA collection are rented for display on several formats. MPEG2, DVD, Blue Ray, HD and Digital Betacam  (PAL) are the standard formats. Other formats and systems are possible, such as NTSC, but for these LIMA charges additional production costs based on the length of the work. All customers must sign the LIMA License Agreement in order to receive temporary screening rights. 

Rates for a single screening of a single-channel video work

One screening  per title:

  • < 15min – € 60,-
  • < 30min – € 85-
  • < 60min – € 120,-
  • > 60min – € 150,-
  • Additional Screening – € 25,-/€ 75,- per title
  • For Rush orders – add 50% to the total price

Rate for exhibiting single-channel video works
For an exhibit, the following per day amounts apply

Loop per title:

  • 1 - 3 days – € 150,-
  • 1 week – € 250,-
  • 1 month – € 500,-
  • each extra month – € 250,- extra

There are no standard rates for exhibiting installations. Please contact us for information about the installation screening rates, equipment, planning, reconstruction and transport. Educators can rent works from LIMA’s collection for online screening. The works are then made available through our online catalogue for the agreed length of time. 


Physical carriers (Tapes and more)
The cost to send items within the Netherlands is € 5,- per work. International shipping charges vary depending on the weight of the shipment and the freight company. The use of a courier service means additional charges. International shipping arrangements are made upon order confirmation. The client is responsible for all extra shipping fees, such as air freight and customs charges for international shipments and for extra costs incurred for rush orders of last minute items. 

Digital Files
LIMA has several options for sending digital files

  • < 5 GB – via our FTP server or WeTransfer channel
  • > 5 GB – via an external HD. We prefer that you send us the HD

Returning work
The work must be returned immediately following the (last) screening date and postmarked within a week of that screening. The customer is responsible for the return shipping costs.

Images, texts and promotional material
Stills are only available in digital format (jpg and tiff). Enter your request in plenty of time to meet your deadlines. Short descriptions of the works are available in the LIMA catalogue. The content of these texts may be used (abridged and modified) in your promotional materials, program listings, reviews or audience reactions to the screenings. We would appreciate it if you would list LIMA as the distributor on your advertising and printwork.


After receiving your request, LIMA will send an invoice. The work cannot be screened until payment has been received. Include the account number on the transaction. For orders outside the Netherlands, please send along a scanned copy of proof of payment in order to avoid unnecessary delays. It often takes the banks some time to process international payments. 


Most of the works in the collection are for sale on DVD for educational purposes (internal library use). The fee € 250,- .
Some of the works in the collection are available for sale with exhibition rights for museums and galleries. The prices vary per work. 

Please contact us for more information.