The main objective of Sørfond is to increase film production in countries where it is limited for political or economical reasons. Film projects from over 150 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East are eligible for grants.

Strong artistic value and cultural integrity are core priorities. One of the main characteristics of Sørfond is the mission to encourage productions dealing with freedom of expression.

Grants from Sørfond contribute to film productions whose main producer is based in a country on the current OECD DAC list of ODA recipients. A Norwegian minority co-producer is required. The majority producer must represent a private production company with main responsibility for the financial planning and practical implementation of the project. The minority producer must represent a private and independent production company in Norway that is not publicly owned and is independent in relation to broadcaster ownership.

Sørfond grants production support as top financing, i.e. a substantial part of the budget (50%) must already be confirmed. The fund supports fiction films and documentaries produced for theatrical release, for television or other media platforms. The minimum duration time is 50 minutes. The maximum support for a single production is NOK 1 000 000, or approximately EUR 103 000. Of this, a 10% overhead is granted to the minority co-producer in order to cover administration expenses.

The Sørfond guidelines are currently under revision. The objective and scope of the grant may be subject for alterations by 2019.

Deadline: 01. Mar 2019

Sørfond is established with funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture. The Norwegian Film Institute, in co-operation with the Foundation Films From the South, administers the fund.

Considering with whom and where to coproduce: look to Norway !
Download our Co-production catalogue in pdf-format here

For more information

Foundation Films From The South

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Tina Beate Goa Fagerheim

Production Adviser Incentive Scheme and Sørfond
+47 22 47 44 40

Tina Beate Goa Fagerheim