Application deadlines

Fiction feature films: 29. Jan 2018, 10. Sep 2018
Drama series: 08. Feb 2018, 24. Sep 2018

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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 2017 is NOK 10 million (approx. EUR 1.1 million). Production funding may be granted for up to 50% of the Norwegian part of the budget, in a range from EUR 50 000 to 300 000. Co-productions with a minority Norwegian producer are eligible to apply for marketing support in Norway. They will also be eligible to apply for ex-post support for up to a total of 50% of the Norwegian budget, calculated on the basis of sales in Norway. For arthouse films with a limited cinema audience, up to a total of 75% of the Norwegian budget may be granted. 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: Anne Frilseth

  • 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 at the NFI. The annual budget for 2017 for documentary co-production is approx. NOK 2.5–3 million (approx. EUR 0.3 million).

    Applications for 2017 have no specific deadline and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

    Contact: Fridrik Mar

  • 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 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. It is possible to apply for up to 50% of the Norwegian budget.

    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: Ingrid Festøy Ottesen

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.

Contact

Fiction feature films

Anne Frilseth

Production Adviser Feature Films
+47 22 47 88 63
anne.frilseth@nfi.no

Anne Frilseth

Documentaries

Fridrik Mar

Production Adviser Documentaries
+47 22 47 45 51
fridrik.mar@nfi.no

Fridrik Mar

Short Films and Drama series

Ingrid Festøy Ottesen

Production Adviser Short Films, Drama Series and Talent Program
+47 22 47 80 49
ingrid.festoy.ottesen@nfi.no

Ingrid Festøy Ottesen