Funding & Partners

Funding & Partners

In addition to a 25% film incentive Norway offers a variety of fundings agreements

National and regional funds

Through a Norwegian co-producer, productions can access funds both at a national and regional level.  The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) is the main film financing body in Norway, offering a variety of funding programs. NFI funds minority co-production of feature films, documentaries, drama series, short films and video games.

In addition, there are four regional film funds that support co-productions for fiction and documentary feature films and drama series, and seven regional film centres support co-production for documentaries and for shorter formats.

See the latest on co-producing with Norway here.

There are five regional film commissions in Norway, offering facilitation for productions carried out in their respective region. 

National and regional funds

International Sámi Film Institute

The International Sámi Film Institute is dedicated to providing Sámi people with the skills and economic opportunities in developing, producing, and distributing Sámi films in the Sámi language. The mandate is to support and develop the film industry across the Sámi region, including areas of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

On their site productions will find resources, such as pathfinder guidelines for responsible filmmaking with the Sámi Culture and People

Regional film centres

All counties in Norway are covered by government funded film centres with a distinct cultural commitment.

The government-set remit of each centre is to support the development and production of short films and documentaries, to increase competence among industry professionals, and to cultivate and support young talents in their respective counties and regions.

Regional film commissions

The five regional film commissions each offer bespoke services in addition to in-depth knowledge of their respective regions.

Regional film funds

There are four regional film funds in Norway, delegating a mix of government funds and private capital, all with the remit to increase audiovisual productions within or connected to their respective regions.

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