FINANCIAL OPTIONS

We are offering up to 25% Reimbursement on all Norway Spend

The incentive programme is administered by the Norwegian Film Institute. The 25% film incentive can be combined with regional funding. 

2019/2020 Deadlines and Funds Available
-Application window is now open for the next session
-Deadline November 26th 2019
-Funds available will be announced with the State Budget in October 2019
-No per-project cap, subject to available funds

Contact us for more information and current updates on the program.

 

The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) is the main film financing body in Norway, operating under the auspices of the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture. NFI has a variety of funding programmes for the development and production of feature films, tv drama, documentaries and games, totalling about €50 million. 

Funding is available for foreign productions destined for theatrical release, in which a Norwegian producer participates as a minority co-producer. Funding can be granted for up to 50% of the Norwegian part of the budget, in a range from €100.000 - €500.000. All funding is non-recoupable, and approximately €1.5 million is available for minority co-productions per annum.

The Norwegian Film Institute also administers funding for documentary productions.

Most regional funds can also be made available to foreign producers. On application, foreign producers can obtain refunds of VAT paid on purchases and on the import of goods into Norway.

 

THE NORWEGIAN FILM COMMUNITY

Norwegian film production dates back to the early 1900’s. Norway produces annually more than 30 feature films, approx. 300 short and documentary films as well as many commercials. Norwegian film production receives approx. NOK 744 million (USD 130 million or EUR 101 million) in subsidies (2013).

In the past 15 years, four Norwegian films have been nominated for the Academy Award (The Path Finder, The Other Side of Sunday, Me, My Friend and I, Kon Tiki). In 2006 Bobbie Peers’ Norwegian short Sniffer, won Norway’s first Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. And Torill Kove’s The Danish Poet received the Academy Award® for
Best Animated Short in 2007.

Norway has three national and a variety of regional television channels. The capital, Oslo, is the center of the Norwegian film industry, with regional film communities in many other locations in Norway.

The Norwegian film community has a long history of experience with international film productions, especially from the many co- productions with other countries. 

WHY NORWAY

Save money
Norwegian film productions are renowned for their small, efficient and flexible film teams working at top international level. The working environment regulations for the film industry permit long workdays for shooting, which means tighter (and more efficient) production schedules.

Save time
The infrastructure is very good, and distances from inner city areas (neighbourhoods) to unpopulated wilderness are short. This means you will save valuable time when changing location during filming.

Go anywhere
You can film without permission in public areas. And if you need permission, it is easy to obtain. The police and fire service are always willing to assist during filming.

Mid Nordic Film