Norway: Co-Production Overview
The Norwegian Film Institute (Norsk Filminstitutt)
Contact concerning documentaries:
Senior advisor production
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
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
The Netherlands (1)
United Kingdom (1)
TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT FOR CO-PRODUCTION SUPPORT
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. 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. The Freedom of Expression Foundation. 3 films, 87.000 Euro in total
3. Arts Council Norway, the Audio and Visual Fund. None in 2014 (1 in 2013, 12.350 Euro)
4. There are 15 regional film centers and funds.