Funding

Through a Norwegian co-producer you can access funds at the regional and national level. Regional funds can be combined with the 25% film incentive.

Contact us to discuss the best options for your project.

Regional funding

Filmfond Nord

Filmfond Nord is the northernmost regional film fund, covering Northern Norway. It is a private company, owned by the counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark.

Allocating approximately €1 million annually, Filmfond Nord provides both private equity and public support to feature films, documentaries and TV-series and games that are either fully or partly produced in Northern Norway.

Both the investment funds and public support funds are open to international co-productions that have regional co-producers and Norwegian distribution secured.

Non-recoupable public funding is provided for development and production of audio-visual projects.

Top financing of feature films and TV dramas is provided partly by recoupable private equity and partly by non-recoupable public funding.

Funding from Filmfond Nord can be combined with other public funding sources, as well as with the 25% cash rebate.

Website: https://filmfondnord.no/

Northern Norway Film Centre

Northern Norway Film Centre is a regional fund and resource centre, providing development funds, industry workshops and skills-development programs, as well as production funding for documentaries and short fiction films. The film centre allocates/distributes approximately 12 million Norwegian Kroner (1.3 million US dollars) annually.

Projects are selected based on artistic quality and regional relevance and impact. To be eligible for funding, the project must have a co-producer / producer based in Northern Norway. Co-productions are evaluated together with the regional projects and within the same budget.

Production grants are typically in the region of €20.000 - €50.000.

Website: https://www.nnfs.no/north/

FilmCamp

FilmCamp is a regional resource company, accommodating needs and demands in the feature film and TV production market. Located centrally in Troms/Finnmark county, FilmCamp offers a film studio with HoD-facilities and other infrastructure and also runs skills-development programs and industry workshops in cooperation with national and international media partners.

On the basis of FilmCamp’s objectives, the company engages in co-funding of:

  • Film productions aimed for distribution through multiple media channels
  • TV dramas with the equivalent content and structure as film productions and/or for the purpose of increasing regional development and activity.

FilmCamp engages in creative documentaries as well.

Website: http://www.filmcamp.no/

Sámi /international funding

International Sámi Film Institute (ISFI)

International Sámi Film Institute (ISFI) was established in 2014 and is owned by the Sámi Parliament, Norway, and Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino municipality. ISFI allocates/distributes approx. 6.3 million Norwegian Kroner annually from the Norwegian Ministry of Culture for Sámi film projects.

The objectives of ISFI is to

  • maintain and strengthen production and distribution of Sámi films in the Sámi language
  • improve professional skills in the Sámi film industry
  • channel funding to professional Sámi filmmakers and film companies, including for feature films and TV series
  • finance development of Sámi film ideas and improve production terms and conditions
  • promote indigenous films internationally and foster collaboration between indigenous filmmakers worldwide

ISFI can engage in international co-productions in accordance with the above objectives.

International Sámi Film Institute (ISFI) also administers and manages the Filbmagiisá Film Fund. This fund is dedicated to developing and financing film projects and productions in the Sámi languages and about the Sámi culture, as well as developing films as a cultural product and as cultural value in itself.

Website: https://www.isfi.no/en/

National funding

Norwegian Film Institute

Norwegian Film Institute is the main film financing body in Norway, and operates both automatic and selective funding programs. NFI has a variety of funding programs for the development and production of feature films, tv drama, documentaries and games, totalling about €50 million.

Minority co-production funding

NFI typically has two annual deadlines for the co-production program; in February and September.

Qualifying projects must be acknowledged as a cultural product in the country where the main producer is based, and pass a Cultural Test measuring Norway’s creative and technical involvement.

Funding can be granted for up to 50% of the Norwegian part of the budget, typically in a range from €100.000 - €500.000. The funding is non-recoupable, and approximately €1.5 million is available for minority co-productions per annum.

The co-production funds can be combined with regional funds, but not with the 25% cash rebate.

Priority will be given to projects with a strong artistic potential, and/or a recognized potential in the Norwegian market. Project selection will be done via consultation, based on the project’s quality, and an evaluation of : a) the long-term plans for co-operation between the producers, b) use of Norwegian talent - and c) use of Norwegian production services.

The amount of support will be determined based on the Norwegian investment and on the share of other Norwegian investments. Co-productions are also eligible to apply for “ex-post support” for up to a total of 50% of the Norwegian budget, calculated on the basis of ticket sales in Norway.

Website: www.nfi.no