Norsk filminstitutt

The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) is a public institution operating under the authority of the Ministry of Culture.  NFI is the government’s executive body for the film sector and its advisor on film policy issues. Our main task is to put the government’s film policy into practice.

The NFI is managed by its board and by CEO Kjersti Mo.

Meld. St. 39 (2014­–2015), a white paper on a film policy for the future, gave the Norwegian Film Institute the following mandate:

NFI shall contribute to:

  • A wide and varied selection of high-quality films
  • Good information and availability to the public
  • Solid audience figures
  • A professional film industry with healthy finances

NFI has 87 employees.


Development & Production (UPA)

  • Funding for development and production of films, TV series and computer games
  • Guidance to the film and computer game industry
  • Creative Europe Media Desk

­Communications, Insight and International Relations (KII)

  • Promotion of Norwegian films and series abroad
  • Funding of film promotion in Norway and internationally
  • Incentive Scheme and co-productions
  • Courses and seminars
  • Collection and analysis of film industry facts and figures
  • NFI communications

Cinematheque, Film Culture & Education

  • Funding for film dissemination and information
  • Cinematheque and the Filmbib streaming service
  • Cinema auditoriums and technical equipment
  • Cinema booking


  • Records and information access
  • Finance and accounting
  • Personnel and payroll
  • ICT, web development and audio-visual production