Norwegian films or Norwegian majority co-productions are eligible for various types of support. The funding is only given to a cultural product. An audiovisual production is a cultural product when it fulfils at least three of the following four criteria:

  • The screenplay, or the literary work on which the screenplay is based, has originally been written in the Norwegian or Sami language
  • The main theme is connected to Norwegian history, culture or social conditions
  • The action takes place in Norway, in another EEA country (countries of the European Union [EU] plus Iceland, Liechtenstein)
  • The work contains significant contributions from rights holders or artists resident in Norway or in another EEA country.

Eligible production companies must be independent audiovisual production enterprises, established in Norway or in another EEA country. The enterprise must be registered in The Register of Business Enterprises. All funding is non-recoupable.

Considering with whom and where to coproduce: look to Norway !
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Schemes

List of NFI funding schemes - information in Norwegian

Development of manuscripts

Support for Screenwriters. Evaluated by Script Commissioners at the NFI.

Development and production of feature films for theatrical release according to artistic evaluation

Support for production companies. Evaluated by Film Commissioners at the NFI.

Production of feature films for theatrical release according to market criteria

Support for production companies. Evaluated by a mixed industry panel.

Development of drama series according to market criteria

Support for production companies. Evaluated by Production Advisor.

Slate funding support for development of several feature fiction films and drama series or documentaries

Support for production companies. Evaluated by Production Advisors.

Ex post support for feature films and documentaries for theatrical release

Criteria is to have sold a minimum of 10,000/35,000 tickets through ordinary theatrical release in Norway
Support for production companies. Semi-automatic, based on sales revenue from all windows during the three years following the first release.

Support for the development and production of short films

Support for production companies. Evaluated by Film Commissioners.

Support for the development and production of documentaries

Support for production companies. Evaluated by Film Commissioners.

Support for development and production of drama or documentary series

Support for production companies. Evaluated by Film Commissioners.

Support for development of interactive productions

Support for production companies. Evaluated by a mixed industry panel.

Talent program/New Paths Norway

Support for production companies for projects which especially aim at developing new ways of filmmaking and the talent’s artistic skills. A program for drama series, documentaries and feature films. Evaluated by Film Commissioners.

Support for national promotion and distribution of films for theatrical release or other primary promotion stage

Support for production companies. Evaluated by the Commissioner for National Promotion.

Support for international promotion of audiovisual products

Support for production companies for international release and marketing of films, TV series and games. Evaluated by Advisor International Promotion, and the Heads of International Relations for feature films, short and documentary films, TV series and games.

NFI:LAB

Professional training including seminars, industry days, workshops and participation in national and international training programs. The training programs are produced in-house or in co-operation with national or international partners.

  • Ekspertpanel

    NFI nedsetter for enkelte tilskuddsordninger rådgivende ekspertpanel med eksterne ressurser for vurdering av søknader.

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