We operate under the authority of the Ministry of Culture as their executive body in the film sector and advisor on film policy issues.
Our annual budget amounts to NOK 625 million (EUR 66 million) available for film development, production, promotion and distribution support. NFI employs 87 people and have offices in Oslo and Bergen.
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The Norwegian Film Institute has launched an action plan for inclusion and representativity in Norwegian films and film culture. The action plan is aiming to improve the quality, increase relevance, and strengthen the sustainability of Norwegian films in the future.
The Creative Europe programme aims to support the European audiovisual, cultural and creative sector. The Norwegian Film Institute is the host organization of one of the two sub-programmes, the MEDIA-programme.
Film Commission Norway is the national film commission and from January 1st 2021 this is organized as independent foundation.
The commission aims at the encouragement and aid of international film productions in Norway, and acts as a link between the national and the international film and television industries.
Contact: Meghan Beaton
Telephone: +47 918 26 282
The Incentive Scheme was introduced on January 1st 2016, and is administered by NFI. The budget for the scheme in 2017 is NOK 55 million. Submission deadlines are January 26 and September 14 2017.
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.