Funding from Norwegian Film Institute
1. The International Sámi Film Centre (ISF):
The International Sámi Film Centre (ISF) is dedicated to providing Sámi people with the skills and economic opportunities in developing, producing, and distributing Sámi films in the Sámi language. In addition, the ISF is a centre for promoting cooperation and encouraging productions with other indigenous filmmakers and organizations internationally. The initial capital was 1,5 million NOK provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture for film activities, and an additional 300.000 NOK from the Norwegian Sámi Parliament. The ISF is intended to serve professional film workers across the Sámi area, both in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.
Read more and see how to apply: http://www.nfi.no/english/funding/sami
2. Co-producing with Norway:
Funding is available for foreign productions destined for theatrical releases, in which a Norwegian producer participates as a minority co-producer. It is also possible to obtain funding for documentary productions not produced for theatrical release with a Norwegian minority co-producer.
Productions for theatrical release: Funding is available for foreign productions destined for theatrical release, in which a Norwegian producer participates as a minority co-producer. The annual budget for 2016 is NOK 12 million (approx. EUR 1,24 million).
Documentaries: It is possible to obtain funding for documentary productions not intended for theatrical release with a Norwegian minority co-producer. The evaluation procedure and requirements are similar to theatrical releases, but with some additional requirements. The applications will be evaluated by one of the documentary film commissioners of the NFI. The annual budget for 2016 for documentary co-production is approx. NOK 2,5 million (approx. EUR 0.27 million)
Read more and see how to apply: http://www.nfi.no/english/funding/co-production
3. Regional Film Funds and Film Centres:
All districts in Norway are covered by regional, public resource centres for film, except for Oslo, the capital. These are film centres and film funds.
Regional Film Funds: There are six regional film funds in Norway. Most of them can support audiovisual productions of all genres and formats, including international co-productions and video games.
Fuzz AS: The film fund Fuzz is based in Bergen, and provides top financing and co-produces features, TV drama and interactive games with a significant part of the production done in the region. www.fuzz.no
Film3: Film3 is based in Lillehammer, and can act as a co-producer in Norwegian and/or international features and TV-drama connected to the region. www.oppland.no/Film3/
Midtnorsk filmfond: Midtnorsk filmfond is based in Trondheim, and provides top financing for co-productions with a regional producer. The Mid Nordic Film Region covers the areas of Central Norway and Central Sweden – from the Norwegian Atlantic Coast to the Baltic Sea. www.midtnorskfilm.no
FilmCamp: FilmCamp is located in Øverbygd in the municipality of Målselv, one and a half hours from Tromsø. FilmCamp is a regional resource and infrastructure company that also provide funding for film and TV productions shot in the region or at FilmCamp. www.filmcamp.no
Filmfond Nord: Filmfond Nord was established in 2012. It is based in Bodø, and provides top financing for features and TV-drama that contribute to develop the film industry in the region. www.filmfondnord.no
Regional Film Centres: All districts in Norway (apart from Oslo) are covered by regional, publicly resourced film centers with a district cultural remit.
Their main mission is to support development and production of short films and documentaries, and to raise competence among professionals and to spot, cultivate and support young talents.
Østnorsk Filmsenter – covering the counties of Oppland and Hedmark, is located in Lillehammer. www.ostnorskfilm.no
Midtnorsk Filmsenter – covering the counties of Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag, is located in Trondheim. www.midtnorskfilm.no/filmsenter
Viken Filmsenter – covering the counties of Akershus, Buskerud, Østfold and Vestfold, is located Drammen with regional offices in each county. www.vikenfilmsenter.no
Vestnorsk Filmsenter – covering the counties of Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane and Møre og Romsdal, is located in Bergen. www.vestnorskfilm.no
Sørnorsk Filmsenter – covering the counties of Vest-Agder, Aust-Agder and Telemark, is located in Kristiansand. www.sornorskfilm.no
Filmkraft Rogaland – covering the county of Rogaland, is located in Stavanger www.filmkraft.no
Nordnorsk filmsenter – covering the counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark, is located in Tromsø. www.nnfs.no
Read about the fund on NFI’s website: http://www.nfi.no/english/funding/regional-funding
4. The Incentive Scheme
The incentive scheme was introduced on January 1st 2016 and will be administered by The Norwegian Film Institute. The proposed budget for the scheme in 2017 is approx NOK 56 million. Next application deadline is January 26th 2017.
The Objective: The objective of the incentive scheme is “to increase the number of international films and series produced in Norway to promote Norwegian culture, history and nature” and “improve the experience and skills of the Norwegian film industry, stimulate growth, promote a sustainable Norwegian film industry and support international cooperation” by granting productions that are produced partly or entirely in Norway up to 25% return on costs spent in Norway.
Who can apply: The main production company, or any person authorised by it, may apply for a grant.
The main producer must have produced at least one film, drama series or documentary series in the previous five years that has been widely distributed. The main producer must have produced at least one film, drama series or documentary series in the previous five years that has been widely distributed.
In order to be eligible, the minimum total production budget sums are:
NOK 25 million for feature films
NOK 10 million for documentary films
NOK 10 million per episode for drama series
NOK 5 million for documentary series
The minimum requirement for eligible costs spent in Norway is NOK 2 million, and applies to all productions.
A minimum of 30 % of the financing must come from international sources (outside of Norway), and the production must document an international distribution agreement.
Check out the Qualification Test to see if you are qualified.
Read the details and see how to apply: http://www.nfi.no/english/incentive
5. Film Commission Norway: The Film Commissions are based on trade grounds, and offer facilitation for foreign productions coming to their region.
There are five regional film commissions in Norway that offer facilitation for foreign productions carried out in their region.
The Film Commissions collaborate with the Norwegian Film Institute, where Film Commission Norway is an integral part of the Department of Promotion and International Relations. Film Commission Norway aims to encourage and aid international film productions in Norway, and acts as a link between the national and the international film and television industry. For more information, please contact Truls Kontny, Head of Film Commission Norway.
Regional Film Commissions:
Western Norwegian Film Commission is based in Bergen www.wnfc.no
Filmkraft Rogaland is based in Stavanger www.filmkraft.no
Mid Nordic Film is based in Trondheim www.midtnorskfilm.no
Read more: http://www.nfi.no/english/film-commission
6. Norwegian South Film Fund
The Norwegian Film Institute, in co-operation with the Oslo Films From the South Foundation, is in charge of the administration of the fund. Sørfond grants contribute to film productions whose main producer is based in countries on the current OECD Dac list.
The main objective of SØRFOND is to increase film production in countries where it is limited for political or economical reasons. Film projects from over 150 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East are eligible for grants. Strong artistic performance and cultural integrity are core priorities. One of the main characteristics of SØRFOND is the mission to encourage productions dealing with freedom of expression.
Grants from SØRFOND contribute to film productions whose main producer is based in countries on the current OECD DAC list of ODA recipients. A Norwegian minority co-producer is required. The majority producer must represent a private production company with main responsibility for the financial planning and practical implementation of the project. The minority producer must represent a private and independent production company in Norway that is not publicly owned and is independent in relation to broadcaster ownership.
The fund supports fictions and documentaries produced for theatrical release, for television or other media platforms. Minimum duration time is 50 minutes. The maximum support for a single production is NOK 1.000.000 or aprox EUR 103 000. Of this, a 10 % overhead is granted to the minority co-producer in order to cover administration expenses.
Deadline for applications in 2016: 2. March
Read more: http://www.nfi.no/english/funding/southfund