Norsk filminstitutt

Application deadlines

Short films: 03. Feb 2021 at 12.00, 31. Mar 2021 at 12.00, 28. Aug 2021 at 12.00
Drama series: 16. Feb 2021 at 12.00
Fiction feature films: 25. Mar 2021 at 12.00, 27. May 2021 at 12.00, 21. Oct 2021 at 12.00

Considering with whom and where to coproduce: look to Norway !
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  • Funding is available for foreign fiction feature film productions destined for cinema release, in which a Norwegian producer participates as a minority co-producer.
    The annual budget for 2021 is NOK 10 million (approx. EUR 1 million). Production funding may be granted for up to 75% of the Norwegian part of the budget, in a range from EUR 50.000 to 300.000. Co-productions with a Norwegian minority producer are eligible to apply for marketing support in Norway. All funding is non-recoupable.

    When evaluating the applications, the NFI will consider

    • that the project is recognized as a cultural product in the home country
    • the co-production agreement between the majority and minority producer
    • the producer’s track record
    • long-term plans for co-operation between the producers
    • Norwegian spending including use of Norwegian talents on both sides of the camera
    • deliveries from the Norwegian industry; i. e. location, equipment, and facilities, all categories of post-production

    See the evaluation form (norwegian)

    Priority will be given to productions with:

    • strong artistic potential and/or
    • recognized potential in the Norwegian market

    Contact: Isak Eymundsson or Mina Holdhus

  • It is possible to obtain funding for documentary productions with or without cinema release with a Norwegian minority co-producer. The evaluation procedure and requirements are similar to fiction feature films, but with some additional requirements. The applications will be evaluated by one of the documentary film commissioners of the Norwegian Film Institute.

    Priority will be given to productions with:
    - Strong artistic potential and/or
    - potential for the Norwegian producer to achieve experience or network that will be an advantage for later productions from the company.

    Applications for 2021 have no specific deadline and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

    Contact: Ravn Wikhaug


  • It is possible to apply for funding of production of drama series with a Norwegian minority producer. No separate budget has been established for this purpose. Applications will be evaluated by the NFI drama series consultant, with the same application deadlines and the same budget as specified for applications with a Norwegian main producer. In the evaluation procedure, the project’s artistic quality and production quality will be considered, as well as the cooperation between the co-producers, Norwegian creative and technical contributions to the project, and the share of the film’s budget to be spent in Norway. The applicant needs a deal with a distribution platform in Norway to apply. It is possible to apply for up to 50% of the Norwegian budget.

    Deadline 2021: February 16th

    Contact: Ingrid Festøy Ottesen

  • It is possible to apply for funding of production of short films with a Norwegian minority producer. No separate budget has been established for this purpose. Applications will be evaluated by the NFI short film consultant, with the same application deadlines and the same budget as specified for application with a Norwegian main producer. In the evaluation procedure, the project’s artistic quality and production quality will be considered, as well as the cooperation between the co-producers, Norwegian creative and technical contributions to the project, and the share of the film’s budget to be spent in Norway. It is possible to apply for up to 100% of the Norwegian budget.

    Contact: Ravn Wikhaug

How to apply

Applications for funding must be submitted by the Norwegian minority producer. The project must be acknowledged as a cultural product in the country of the delegate producer. If an application is made under the European convention, it should be forwarded to the NFI through the Competent Authority in the delegate producer’s home country. A deal memo from a Norwegian film distributor confirming the intention of a release in Norway is required. The volume of support will be determined on the basis of Norwegian spending and the share of other Norwegian investment.

Further reading:
NFIs work with co-productions

Contact

Fiction feature films

Isak Eymundsson

Production Adviser Feature Films
+47 984 92 059
isak.eymundsson[@]nfi.no

Isak Eymundsson

Mina Holdhus

Production Adviser Feature Films
+47 976 89 877
mina.holdhus[@]nfi.no

Mina Holdhus

Documentaries

Ravn Wikhaug

Production Adviser Documentaries and Shorts
+47 458 05 229
ravn.wikhaug[@]nfi.no

Ravn Wikhaug

Drama series

Ingrid Festøy Ottesen

Production Adviser Drama Series and Talent Program
+47 918 30 890
ingrid.festoy.ottesen[@]nfi.no

Ingrid Festøy Ottesen