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Norway: Co-Production Overview

NATIONAL FUND

The Norwegian Film Institute (Norsk Filminstitutt)

www.nfi.no


Contact concerning documentaries:

Senior advisor production

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Documentary profile of Fund

TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT FOR PRODUCTION SUPPORT

71 projects received production and/or development and/or release funding.


Co-production profile of Fund

NUMBER OF CO-PRODUCTIONS

SUPPORTED

There are 2 schemes, one for documentaries intended for theatrical release and one for other releases.


Projects with a theatrical release funded: 0

Projects with a non.theatrical release funded: 6


Theatrical: 1.24 mio Euro for both fiction and documentaries

Non-theatrical: approx. 0.27 mio Euro.

(Co-productions with a Norwegian minority producer)


MAJORITY PRODUCERS FROM

Denmark (1)

Sweden (3)

The Netherlands (1)

United Kingdom (1)


TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT FOR CO-PRODUCTION SUPPORT

287.626 Euro


MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL RESTRICTIONS

Productions not intended for theatrical release must pass the Culture Test, meeting 3 out of 4 criteria: Script originally written in Norwegian or Sami / Main theme connected to Norwegian history, culture or social conditions / action takes place in Norway, EEA country or Switzerland / holds significant contributions from the same countries.

Productions intended for theatrical release: priority to films with a potential for Norwegian market; long-term plans for co-operation.


OTHER FUNDS THAT FUNDED CO-PRODUCTIONS

  1. 1. South Fund (Sörfond), supporting films from countries listed on OECDs DAC list. A focus on films on freedom of expression. 1 – 3 films per year, between 16.000 – 60.000 Euro per film

  2. 2. The Freedom of Expression Foundation. 3 films, 87.000 Euro in total

  3. 3. Arts Council Norway, the Audio and Visual Fund. None in 2014 (1 in 2013, 12.350 Euro)

  4. 4. There are 15 regional film centers and funds.