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Co-producing with the Nordic Countries

2022

With this new site, Nordisk Film & TV Fond wants to help you navigate in our region's inspiring co-production landscape. Apart from being a Nordic top financier of films, drama series and documentaries, we work to strengthen audio-visual collaboration within the Nordics and beyond. Part of this effort is to offer you this yearly update on the funding possibilities in five Nordic countries.

In 2022 we have special strategic focus on the 20-something generation, on Nordic scriptwriting, Nordic rights issues and on audio-visual sustainability. As one of the year’s many green steps, this annual co-production guide will only be published online.

Our hope is that this site will help producers from all corners of the world find valuable financial information and good inspiration to collaborate with our constantly forward-looking Nordic industry. As inspiration, we end by this recent quote from a panel discussion on financing organized by the Fund:

As a UK based producer who does business across Europe, Asia, and North America, I have found that the Nordic markets are extremely good places to work as an international producer. English is spoken to a high standard, and the Nordics are the most forward thinking and innovative when it comes to dealing with the international market. I suspect that this is due to a tradition of working across borders within the Nordics.” - Michael Nakan, CCO, Envision Entertainment

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DANISH FILM INSTITUTE

Danish Film Institute

The Danish Film Institute's international department advises Danish producers on international feature film funding possibilities, and is the contact for international producers seeking information on the Danish feature film production landscape and financing possibilities.

The Danish Film Institute's documentary department advises Danish producers on international documentary funding possibilities, and is the contact for international producers seeking information on the Danish documentary film production landscape and financing possibilities.

Minority Co-Production Funding – Feature Films
The purpose of funding co-productions is to strengthen partnerships and creative exchange between Danish and international producers. The Danish Film Institute highly values the opportunities afforded from co-productions – international financing, cultural and business exchange and distribution – and therefore encourages such partnerships.

Subsidy Application Requirements
The Danish Film Institute funds some 5-9 minor co-productions per year. The annual budget is approximately DKK 12 million.

  • The application must be submitted by a Danish production company
  • There must be Danish creative or technical participation in the production
  • There must be a distribution deal for theatrical release, a broadcast deal on Danish television or other national distribution, e.g. digital, aimed at a Danish audience
  • The financing in the major co-producing country has to be confirmed

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Creative strength
  • Creative and financial collaboration between the Danish company and its co-producer, including previous projects and future plans
  • The level of creative and technical collaboration, the participation of Danish talent and crew and the overall Danish spend
  • The nature of the distribution deal signed by the producer

Applications are submitted to the International department and assessed by a selection committee.
Applications will be processed within four weeks from the submission deadline.
dfi.dk

Deadlines for application 2022
22 February at 12 noon
24 May at 12 noon
23 August at 12 noon
25 October at 12 noon

Minority Co-Production Funding – Documentaries
The Danish Film Institute can fund 5–7 minor documentary or short fiction co-productions per year with a total annual budget of EUR 335 750 (2.5 million DKK).

Application Requirements

  • The application must be submitted by a Danish production company
  • There must be Danish creative or technical participation in the production
  • A confirmed distribution deal for theatrical distribution in Denmark or national Danish broadcast or other national distribution e.g. digital aimed at a Danish audience
  • The international majority producer must be able to present agreements that confirm national funding. The Danish co-production funding is given as top-up financing only

Selection Process
Applications must be addressed directly to one of the three film commissioners. Together with the producers from the Danish Film Institute and the Head of Documentaries, they will evaluate the application. The project evaluation is based on the following aspects: artistic qualities, the creative and financial collaboration between the Danish and international producer, including previous collaborations and future plans, the Danish share of the creative and technical collaboration, and the distribution potential.

Applications will be processed within a month from submission deadline. In case a project doesn’t gain co-production support, it is possible to reapply only if the Danish Film Institute assesses that the project has undergone substantial changes.

Deadlines for application 2022
3 March at 12 noon
11 August at 12 noon
3 November
at 12 noon

OTHER FUNDING OPTIONS FOR CO-PRODUCTIONS

The West Danish Film Fund (Est. 2002) secretariat is located in the city of Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. The Fund represents 10 municipalities in Western Denmark and invests around EUR 4 million a year in film and media productions. The Fund supports and invests in co-productions that have Danish artistic or technical participation with a connection to the region. Support is given to artistically interesting productions which strengthens the film industry in the region.

Financial support is provided in the form of subsidies and/or investment. You need a Danish co-producer in order to apply.
filmpuljen.dk

MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION FEATURES SUPPORTED IN 2021


TITLEDIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYDANISH CO-PRODUCERCOUNTRY OF ORIGIN
A HAPPY DAY

Hisham Zaman

Snowfall CinemaZentropaNorway
BIRTHMARKAditya Vikram SenguptaFor FilmsBeofilmIndia
BLOOD AND WATER

Jianjie Lin

First Light FilmsTambo FilmChina
LUSTRalitza PetrovaAporia FilmworksSnowglobeBulgaria
NIKO 3Kari Juusonen, Jørgen LerdamAnimaker OyA. FilmFinland
QUISLINGErik PoppeParadoxSF Studio ProductionNorway
SISTERSMika GustafsonHobabToolbox FilmSweden
THE BLUE CAFTANMaryam TouzaniAli n' ProductionsSnowglobeMorocco
TOTEMLila AvilésLimerencia FilmaPaloma ProductionsMexico

MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION DOCUMENTARIES SUPPORTED IN 2021

TITLEDIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYDANISH CO-PRODUCERCOUNTRY OF ORIGIN
DAUGHTERSJenifer MalmqvistWG FilmGood Company PicturesSweden
COMMON ROOMMaja MaletkovićImmersive Bundle

Khora

Sweden
DYSTOPIAPetra CostaBusca Vides FilmesHansen & PedersenBrazil
LEAVING JESUSEllen FiskeMomento FIlmMade in CopenhagenSweden
MONO NO AWARETimo WrightWright & Co OyKhoraFinland

FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION

SES Logo English Tall Black

Finnish Film Foundation supports and promotes the Finnish film industry. Founded in 1969, the Foundation operates under the Ministry of Education and Culture. It is the main financer of film production in Finland. The Foundation receives its funding from lottery and pool funds. In 2021, the Foundation handed out EUR 24 million in support for the production, distribution and exhibition of films.
Production support is given to an average of 80 films per year. Support is available for feature films, animations, short films and documentary films.

International co-productions
International co-productions are also eligible for production support from the Finnish Film Foundation when a Finnish co-producer is involved. The Foundation funds around 8 to 10 minority co-productions every year with a support budget of around EUR 1 million.

Eligibility for co-production support is determined with the following criteria:

  • Involvement of a Finnish co-producer with Finnish distribution rights
  • Creative and/or technical input from Finland
  • Distribution of some kind in Finland
  • Relevance of the project for Finnish audiences
  • Possibilities for an ongoing co-operation between the parties

The support application is made by the Finnish co-producer. The amount of production support for minority co-productions has traditionally ranged from EUR 50.000 to EUR 500.000 depending on the Finnish creative or technical input. There are no spend requirements for the support, nor is the support recoupable.
For more information and application timetables, see ses.fi/en.

PRODUCTION INCENTIVES UP TO 40%

Finland offers combination of incentives up to 40%.
Business Finland offers a production incentive for feature films, television series, documentary films and animations produced at least partly in Finland. The national incentive is a 25% cash rebate for costs incurred from the production of an audiovisual work, including pre- and post-production, in Finland. The Finnish incentive is known for the supreme customer care. The call is continuous, and the average pay time is ten days.

The rebate is available for both Finnish and foreign production companies. No registration is required from the foreign company. Finnish service companies with local business ID will take care of the application process.

Feature Film

Documentary

TV drama / Animation

Minimum spend in
Finland (Euros)

150.000

150.000

250.000

Minimum total budget of the
production (Euros)

2.500.000

325.000

9.500/min

Eligible costs include the purchases of goods and services, and the rental of equipment and facilities as well as the salaries paid to employees who are liable to pay income tax in Finland. Other eligible costs may include travel expenses to, from and in Finland, the producer's fee and overheads.

The budget for 2022 is EUR 9.5 million. For more information visit: businessfinland.fi/en/cash-rebate

Regional Film Commissions offer additional regional incentive up to 15%.

Film in Finland is a new marketing brand combining eg. audiovisual industry, services, funding, locations and Finnish companies at one customer service point. Additional information: www.filminfinland.com

MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION FEATURES SUPPORTED IN 2021

TITLE

DIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYFINNISH CO-PRODUCERCOUNTRY OF ORIGIN
8 VIEWS OF LAKE BIWAMarko RaatAllfilmBufoEstonia
BLACK HOLEMoonika SiimetsAmrionAamu Film CompanyEstonia
THE INVISIBLE FIGHTRainer SarnetHomeless Bob Production

Helsinki-filmi

Estonia
SISTERSMika GustafsonHobabTuffi FilmsSweden
SUPERPOSITIONKaroline LyngbyeBeofilmCitizen Jane ProductionsDenmark

MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION DOCUMENTARIES SUPPORTED IN 2021

TITLE

DIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYFINNISH CO-PRODUCERCOUNTRY OF ORIGIN
AFRICAN MOOTShameela SeedatUndercurrent Film & TelevisionTuffi FilmsSouth Africa
APACHE!Håvard BustnesUpnorth FilmnapafilmsNorway
DANDELION NECTARAnna KuznetsovaForest FilmAamu Film CompanyRussia
THE LAND OF DREAMSKirsi NevantiNevanti FilmFilmimaaSweden
HALLELUJAHTonje Hessen ScheiUpnorth FilmMaking MoviesNorway
THE NEW GREATNESSAnna Shishova-BogolubovaEthnofundIV FilmsRussia
WIKA!Agnieszka ZwiefkaMy Way StudioPystymetsäPoland


MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION SHORT FILMS SUPPORTED IN 2021

TITLE

DIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYFINNISH CO-PRODUCER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
THE TYRANTEirik SvenssonChezvilleAamu Film CompanyNorway


ICELANDIC FILM CENTRE

Icelandic Film Centre

The Icelandic Film Centre is a public institution that provides funding for Icelandic films, promotes them abroad and nurtures film culture in Iceland by supporting festivals, seminars, workshops and other networking opportunities for film professionals.

The Icelandic Film Fund is administered by the Icelandic Film Centre. The fund's role is to further Icelandic filmmaking by providing financial support to features, documentaries, shorts and fictional TV series. Projects supported by the Icelandic Film Fund must have some connection to Iceland unless special circumstances apply.

Production Support
The Icelandic Film Centre will distribute approximately EUR 9 million in available grants in 2022, which will be divided between narrative features and short films, documentaries, and TV fiction.
The Icelandic Film Fund usually grants production support to 3–4 narrative features each year, as well as approximately 8–10 documentaries, 3-4 short films, and 2–4 TV series.

Minority Co-Production Funding
Support is also available for international co-productions with an Icelandic minority producer. Applications can be submitted at any time during the year and take approximately 8–10 weeks to process.
Please note that only companies registered in Iceland can receive funding.

Evaluation Criteria
When evaluating applications, the following points are especially considered:

  • the degree of creative participation from Iceland
  • the degree of involvement by the Icelandic producer and the overall Icelandic spend
  • a letter of commitment to distribute the film in Iceland
  • creative strength

For more information, please visit icelandicfilmcentre.is.

ICELAND’S 25% REIMBURSEMENT SCHEME

Iceland currently offers a 25% reimbursement on eligible costs incurred in the production of film and TV projects in Iceland. Note that this scheme does not apply to the production of commercials or music videos.

Projects must fulfil certain cultural and production criteria in order to receive a letter of intent for reimbursement. Once the production is completed, a final assessment of the project is made to confirm that it is still eligible for reimbursement.

Applications must be submitted to the Icelandic Film Centre before production begins in Iceland, and they can be submitted at any time of the year.

For more information, please visit filminiceland.com and icelandicfilmcentre.is.

RECENT PRODUCTIONS THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM ICELAND'S REIMBURSMENT SCHEME

TITLEDIRECTORICELANDIC PRODUCTION PARTNER COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
THE WITCHER: BLOOD ORIGINSarah Anne O’Gorman,
Victoria Grace Whitaker
TruenorthUSA
TRANSFORMERSSteven Caple Jr.TruenorthUSA
THE CHALLENGE, SEASON 36Jonathan Murray, Mary-Ellis Bunim (creators)Pegasus PicturesUSA
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONSJohn Francis Daley, Jonathan GoldsteinTruenorth

USA

THE NORTHMANRobert EggersTruenorthUK
ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG'S ICELANDIC ADVENTUREEdward VennerCompass FilmsUK
ONE STRANGE ROCKDarren AronofskyTruenorthUSA
FOUNDATIONDavid S. Goyer

Truenorth

USA
MIDNIGHT SKYGeorge ClooneyTruenorthUSA
GHOST DRAFTChris McKayTruenorthUSA
TREASURE TREKKERSThierry MarchandTT ProductionsUSA
EUROVISIONDavid DobkinTruenorthUSA
THE HEADJorge DoradoPegasus PicturesSpain

NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE

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The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) operates under the authority of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture. The Institute is the Norwegian government’s administrative body and its advisor on policy issues for films and video games. The NFI’s 2022 budget is approx. EUR 80 million, of which approx. EUR 67 million is earmarked for audio-visual development, production and distribution. The Institute also offers personal grants, training and talent development for the film and video game industry.

The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) funds minority co-production of feature films, documentaries, drama series, short films and video games. The NFI also operates the Norwegian Incentive Scheme and the Norwegian South Film Fund, SØRFOND. In addition, regional film funds support co-productions for fiction and documentary feature films and drama series, and the regional film centres support co-production for documentaries and for shorter formats.

The NFI represents and promotes Norwegian feature films, shorts, documentaries, videogames and drama series at festivals and markets nationally and abroad. The NFI also provides statistics and facts about the Norwegian film and video games sector.

Norway is part of the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production and has a bilateral co-production treaty with Canada. The NFI represents Norway in the Council of Europe’s fund for co-production of films, Eurimages and the European Audiovisual Observatory. The NFI is also a partner in the Nordic Film and TV Fund.

The NFI participates in international cooperative efforts such as Scandinavian Films, European Film Promotion, The European Film Academy and Norwegian Arts Abroad. The NFI is also the contact point for the Creative Europe MEDIA programme in Norway.

For updated information on NFI funding schemes and other national and transnational funding possibilities in Norway, please visit www.nfi.no/eng


Fiction feature films
Funding is available for fiction feature film productions for cinema with a Norwegian minority co-producer. The annual budget for 2022 is NOK 12 million (approx. EUR 1,2 million). It is possible to apply for up to 75 % of the Norwegian budget in a range from EUR 50.000 to 300.000.
Co-productions with a Norwegian minority producer are eligible to apply for marketing support in Norway. All funding is non-recoupable.

How to apply
Applications for funding must be submitted by the Norwegian minority producer. The project must be acknowledged as a cultural product in the country of the delegate producer. If an application is made under the European Convention, it should be forwarded to the Norwegian Film Institute through the Competent Authority in the delegate producer’s home country. An agreement from a distributor confirming the intention of a release in Norway is required. The volume of support will be determined based on Norwegian spending and the share of other Norwegian investment. To qualify for support applicants must obtain a minimum of 10 points in the co-production evaluation form found on www.nfi.no/eng.

Priority will be given to productions with national public support, strong artistic potential and/or recognized potential in the Norwegian market.

Deadlines 2022
22 February
25 May
19 October



Documentaries
Funding is available for documentary productions for cinema or tv release with a Norwegian minority co-producer. The applications will be evaluated by one of the documentary film consultants and there is no specific annual budget, the number of productions funded over the last years is 8-10 per year. It is possible to apply for up to 90% of the Norwegian budget. All funding is non-recoupable.

How to apply
Applications for funding must be submitted by the Norwegian minority producer. The project must be acknowledged as a cultural product in the country of the delegate producer. An agreement from a distributor confirming the intention of a release in Norway is not required. The volume of support will be determined based on Norwegian spending and the share of other Norwegian investment. Priority will be given to productions with strong artistic potential and/or a potential for the Norwegian producer to achieve experience or network that will be an advantage for later productions from the company.

Deadlines 2022
Applications for 2022 have no specific deadlines and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.


Drama series
Funding is available for production of drama series with a Norwegian minority producer. Applications will be evaluated by the NFI drama series consultant and there is no specific annual budget. It is possible to apply for up to 50% of the Norwegian budget. All funding is non-recoupable.

How to apply
Applications for funding must be submitted by the Norwegian minority producer. The project must be acknowledged as a cultural product in the country of the delegate producer. An agreement from a distributor confirming the intention of a release in Norway is required. The volume of support will be determined based on Norwegian spending and the share of other Norwegian investment.

Deadlines 2022
Applications for co-production follow the same deadlines as applications for production of drama series.

8 February
27 September

Short films
Funding is available for production of short films with a Norwegian minority producer. Short films have 250.000 NOK, (25.000 Euro) from the yearly short film budget designated for minority coproduction each year, and it is possible to apply for more than the designated amount. Applications will be evaluated by a fiction consultant. It is possible to apply for up to 100% of the Norwegian budget. All funding is non-recoupable.

How to apply
Applications for funding must be submitted by the Norwegian minority producer. The project must be acknowledged as a cultural product in the country of the delegate producer. A deal memo between the producers is required to apply. The volume of support will be determined based on Norwegian spending and the share of other Norwegian investment.

Deadlines 2022
Applications for co-production follow the same deadlines as applications for production of short films.

28 January
28 April
1 September


Video games
Funding is available for development of video games with a Norwegian minority producer. There is no separate budget for this purpose. Applications will be evaluated by an expert panel appointed by NFI, with the same budget as specified for application with a Norwegian main producer. In the evaluation procedure, the project’s artistic quality and production quality will be considered, as well as the cooperation between the co-producers, Norwegian creative and technical contributions to the project, and the share of the game’s budget to be spent in Norway. It is possible to apply for up to 75% of the Norwegian budget.

How to apply
Applications for funding must be submitted by the Norwegian minority producer.

Deadlines 2022
11 January
5 April
September (TBA)

THE INCENTIVE SCHEME

The scheme grants up to 25% return on costs spent in Norway to productions produced partly or entirely in Norway, intended for international distribution.

The objective of The Incentive Scheme is to increase the number of international films and series produced in Norway to promote Norwegian culture, history and nature and improve the experience and skills of the Norwegian film industry, stimulate growth, promote a sustainable Norwegian film industry, and support international cooperation.

To qualify for the scheme, the minimum production budget is:

  • NOK 25 million for feature films
  • NOK 10 million per episode for drama series
  • NOK 5 million per episode for documentary series
  • NOK 10 million for documentaries

The minimum requirement for eligible costs spent in Norway is NOK 4 million. A minimum of 30% of the financing must come from international sources, outside of Norway, and an international distribution agreement must be documented. The production must also qualify under the scheme's qualification test.

The funding from The Incentive Scheme cannot be combined with production or co-production grants from The Norwegian Film Institute, but can be combined with development funding and marketing grants from The Norwegian Film Institute and funding from regional funds.

Read more about the the incentive scheme.

SØRFOND – THE NORWEGIAN SOUTH FILM FUND

SØRFOND gives grants for co-production between Norwegian minority producers and majority producers from countries where film production is limited for political or economic reasons. Applications are made by the Norwegian minority producer.

The main objective of SØRFOND is to strengthen film production in countries where film production is limited for political or economic reasons. SØRFOND exists to help reinforce film as a cultural expression, promote diversity and artistic integrity, and strengthen freedom of speech. SØRFOND also contributes to closer cooperation between the Norwegian and international film industries.

Grants from SØRFOND contribute to film productions with a director resident in, and main producer located in, a country represented on the Norwegian Government's list of countries eligible to receive aid (ODA) from Norway.
See the list of countries here.

The majority producer must represent a private production company that has prime responsibility for the financial and practical implementation of the project and owns the film rights. A Norwegian minority co-producer is required. 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. Key persons connected to both the majority and the minority producer must have documented professional experience in their fields.

SØRFOND grants production support as top financing, i.e. a substantial part of the budget (50%) must already be confirmed upon submission of an application. The fund supports fiction films and documentaries produced for theatrical release or other audio-visual media platforms. The minimum duration time is 50 minutes. The maximum support for a single production is NOK 1.000.000, or approximately EUR 100.000. Of this, a 10% overhead is granted to the minority co-producer to cover administration expenses.
SØRFOND is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Deadlines 2022
16 March

sorfond.no

INTERNATIONAL SÁMI FILM INSTITUT (ISFI)

The International Sámi Film Institute (ISFI) is dedicated to providing Sámi people with the skills and economic opportunities for developing, producing and distributing Sámi films in the Sámi language. In addition, the ISFI is a centre for promoting cooperation and encouraging productions with other indigenous filmmakers and organizations internationally.

The ISFI was founded in 2007 in Gouvdageaidnu/Kautokeino, Norway. The ISFI is intended to serve professional film workers across the Sámi area, both in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.
isfi.no

REGIONAL FILM FUNDS

Mediefondet Zefyr, based in Bergen, and has cooperation agreements with regional authorities in the South and Western Norway. The fund can invest in and support all kinds of audiovisual productions.
mfz.no

Filminvest is a regional fund that supports and invests in the development and production of feature films, drama series and games. The projects must be associated with the region in mid- and the south east part of Norway. Foreign producers must have a co-production agreement with a Norwegian producer to be eligible for support.
filminvest.no

Filmfond Nord was established in 2012 and is based in Bodø. It provides top-up financing for feature films and TV dramas that help develop the film industry of the region.
filmfondnord.no

Oslo Film Fund, established in 2021 is based in Oslo. The fund can invest in and support all kinds of audiovisual productions in the Oslo region and has a focus on diversity and sustainability.
oslofilm.no

FILM COMMISSIONS

The national commission – Film Commission Norway aims at encouraging and aiding international film productions in Norway and acts as a link between the national and international film and television industry.
norwegianfilm.com

The national commission is collaborating with the regional film commissions:
Western Norway Film Commission
Bergen
wnfc.no

Midgard Film Commission
Mid Norway Trondheim/Lillehammer
midgardfilm.com

Oslo Film Commission
Eastern Norway/Oslo
oslofilm.no

Northern Norway Film Commission
Northern Norway
northernnorwayfilm.no

RECENT PRODUCTIONS THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE INCENTIVE SCHEME

TITLEPRODUCTION COMPANY (MAIN)

NORWEGIAN CO-PRODUCER

DISTRIBUTOR
THE DEVIL'S STARWorking Title Television LTD
NBC Universal Media
JAMES BOND: NO TIME TO DIEB25 LtdTruenorth Norway

Cinema Worldwide

WILDERNESS
Paradox rettigheder
HBO
FENRISNordisk Film Production
Viaplay


BEFOREIGNERSRubicon
HBO
RAGNAROK, SEASON 2
SAM Productions
TruewestNetflix
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7Paramount Pictures
Truenorth NorwayCinema Worldwide
BLACK WIDOW

Romanoff Productions

Truenorth NorwayCinema Worldwide


MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION FEATURES SUPPORTED IN 2021

TITLE

DIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYNORWEGIAN CO-PRODUCER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
HAMMARSKJÖLDPer FlyUnlimited Stories AB
Maipo AS
Sweden
BIRTHDAY GIRL
Michael Noer
Nordisk Filmproduction AS
Nordisk Filmproduction AS

Denmark

THE KISS

Bille August
Nordisk Filmproduction AS
Nordisk Filmproduction AS
Denmark
HYPNOSIS
Ernst De Geer
Mer Film AS
Garagefilm AB
Sweden
MINI-ZLATAN
Christian Lo
Filmbin AS
Snowcloud AB
Sweden
KALAK
Isabella Eklöf
Mer Film AS
Manna Film
Denmark

MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION DOCUMENTARIES SUPPORTED IN 2021

TITLE

DIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYNORWEGIAN CO-PRODUCER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

BEWARE OF PITY

Victor NordienskiöldSant & Usant AS
Freetown Films AB
Sweden
BREAKING WALLS
Jan-Dirk Bow
Tenk.tv AS
Stitching Seriousfilm
The Netherlands
AFTER WORK
Erik Gandini
Indie Film AS
Fasad Production AB
Sweden
NENETS VS GAS
Sergio GhizzardiUpnorth Film AS
3 Villa Des Lilas
France
HIDDEN LETTERS
Violet Du Feng
Ten Thousand Images AS
Fish & Bear
USA
LOVE ALONE CAN'T MAKE A CHILD (DER WUNSCH)
Judith Beuth
Mattima Films ASKloos & Co. Ost UG
Germany
THE GOLDEN THREAD
Nishtha Jain
Antipode Films ASKoleks LTD
Bosnia & Herzegovina
THE LAST OF THE SEAGULLSTonislav HristovUpnorth Film ASMaking MoviesFinland
LIFE OF IVANNARenato Borrayo SerranoTen Thousand Images ASEthnofund Film CompanyRussia

MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION SHORT FILMS SUPPORTED IN 2021

TITLE

DIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYNORWEGIAN CO-PRODUCER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
LUSSYHandan Ipecki
Storm Films AS
Yeni Yapim Film
Turkey

SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE

Swedish Film Institute

The Minor Co-Production Scheme
The aim of funding co-productions is to strengthen working relationships between Swedish production companies and foreign producers. It should also inspire and facilitate competence development, improve opportunities to secure international financing and help films to cross borders.

Who Can Apply?

  • applications must be submitted by established Swedish production companies, active within the Swedish production environment
  • the Swedish producer is responsible for the Swedish artistic, financial and technical elements of the co-production

Primary Evaluation Criteria

  • artistic qualities
  • long-term partnership between Swedish and foreign producer, artistic and financial
  • the proportion of Swedish participation in the production: artistic, technical and financial
  • distribution (theatrical or/and full coverage national television distribution/VOD)

The contribution of the Swedish Film Institute can be a maximum of 80% of the Swedish financing. The Swedish financing must be in proportion to the Swedish spend

The Application Should Include:

  • a full screenplay (fiction)
  • project presentation with trailer/sample scenes (documentary)
  • details of the co-operation between the Swedish producer and the major producer (both previous and future projects)
  • the director's vision
  • the producer's vision
  • specification of the Swedish artistic and technical involvement
  • budget in SEK with a specific column to specify the Swedish spend
  • financing plan in SEK, with a detailed specification of the Swedish contribution, including possible LOI/LOC
  • distribution plan for Sweden, including minimum LOI or the like
  • schedule
  • links to the director's previous films
  • a cast list

Deadlines 2022 (fiction)
21 February
23 May
24 October

Evaluation Process
The application is processed by a council comprised of a Film Commissioner for feature-length films, a production controller and the Head of Production Funding or Film Funding. The Swedish Film Institute’s CEO makes the final decision on funding following the recommendation of the council.
International co-productions relating to documentary film and short film are dealt with by the relevant Film Commissioner. Applications for these projects may be submitted at any time throughout the year.
sfi.se

REGIONAL FILM FUNDS

Film i Skåne, based in Ystad, southern Sweden is a regional film resource and production centre with the task of promoting all aspects of film. Film i Skåne has to meet regional as well as national requirements on the scope and quality of its work, as well as its geographical distribution throughout the county. Projects aimed at children and young people are a priority for regional as well as national funding. Film i Skåne acts as a co-producer in feature film projects. Its ambition is to make movies that can reach a large audience at cinemas and have the chance of winning awards at film festivals. Movies with a strong connection to Skåne are prioritized – the film’s producers, creative talents and companies or the setting of the film.
filmiskane.se

Filmpool Nord, based in Luleå, northern Sweden, is a regional production centre for film and television. In addition, Filmpool Nord is also a resource centre for film, which means that they work actively with programmes for children and young people in the region. International co-productions: Projects with an affiliated Swedish coproducer and production company may apply.
filmpoolnord.se

Film Stockholm is the regional film fund of Stockholm. The fund co-produces and invests in short films, documentaries, feature films and tv-drama. Production is required to take place (partly or mainly) in the region. In addition to the film fund, Film Stockholm offers the regional film industry training and talent development. It also has a film commission.
filmstockholm.se

Film i Väst, based in Trollhättan, southwestern Sweden, seeks projects that can compete at the most prestigious film festivals and/or be seen by a large international audience. The fund accepts applications for feature film co-productions throughout the year. Film i Väst offers both shooting and post-production financing and have a 100% spending requirement in the region.
filmivast.se

REGIONAL FILM COMMISSIONS

Three branches cover the country and they are organized through the film funds. The commissions provide localized support and assistance for international and Swedish film producers interested in shooting in the different regions of Sweden.

Southern Sweden Film Commission
Film i Skåne
filmiskane.se

Film Stockholm
filmstockholm.se/stockholm-film-commission

Film i Väst
filmivast.se

MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION FEATURES SUPPORTED IN 2021

TITLE

DIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYSWEDISH CO-PRODUCERCOUNTRY OF ORIGIN
FOUR LITTLE ADULTSSelma Vilhunen
Tuffi Films
Hob Ab
Finland
GODLAND
Hlynur Pálmason
Snowglobe ApS
Garagefilm International AB

Denmark

KØBENHAVN FINDES IKKE
Martin Skovbjerg
Snowglobe ApS
Zentropa Sweden AB
Denmark
LET THE RIVER FLOW
Ole Giæver
Mer Film AS
Zentropa Sweden AB
Norway
WOMEN ON THE ROOF
Anna Jadowska
Donten & Lacroix Films
Garagefilm International AB
Poland
SPAS
Maksym Nakonechnyi

Tabor LLC

Sisyfos Film Production AB
Ukraine
STORMErica CalmeyerParadox Film 9SF Studios Production ABNorway
SUMMERLIGHTElfar AdalsteinsBerserk FilmsVilda bomben film ABIceland
UNTITLED

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Profile PicturesNordisk Film Production SverigeDenmark
USTYRLIGMalou ReymannNordisk Film Production ASNordisk Film Production SverigeDenmark

MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION DOCUMENTARIES SUPPORTED IN 2021

TITLE

DIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYSWEDISH CO-PRODUCER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
THIS WORLD IS NOT MY OWN
Petter Ringbom
Opendox LLC
Grand Slam Filmproduktion AB
USA
BONG THOM
Zaradasht Ahmed
Ten Thousand Images
Film and Tell AB

Norway

RESORTS
Mette Carla Albrechtsen
Bullitt Film Aps
Plattform Produktion AB
Denmark
THE END
Tonje Hessen Schei
UpNorth Film
Auto Images AB

USA

WHAT WE ARE
Gunhild Westhagen Magnor
Sant & Usant AS
Ginestra film AB
Norway
TSUMU
Kasper Kiertzner
Playground
Momento Film AB
Denmark


MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION SHORT FILMS SUPPORTED IN 2021

TITLE

DIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYSWEDISH CO-PRODUCER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
WHAT MARY DIDN'T KNOW
Caroline Demopoulos
Ecce Films
Verket Produktion ABFrance
BEAUTIFUL BEINGS555Join Motion Pictures
Nordisk Film & TV Fond
BEAUTIFUL BEINGS
PHOTO: Join Motion Pictures

NORDISK FILM & TV FOND

Nordisk Film & TV Fond (NFTVF) promotes Nordic audiovisual productions of high quality by providing funding in the form of top financing for production of feature films, TV films/drama series and creative documentaries. The Fund furthermore acts as top funder of distribution and dubbing of Nordic films within the Nordic region, and of Industry Initiatives of professional Nordic importance.

NFTVF is secretariat to the prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize, finances its own yearly drama series script award and arranges the annual event Nordic Talents.

NFTVF is funded by 22 partners: the Nordic Council of Ministers, five national film institutes/funds and 16 public service and private broadcasters within the region. The annual funding budget is approximately NOK 110 million (EUR 11 million).


Production funding
Production companies who are majority/delegate producers of the project and meet the conditions in the Fund’s Guidelines point 2.1 may apply. There are no application deadlines, but the processing time is normally 5–6 weeks. Projects aimed at children and youth get special attention.

The film/drama series/documentary must be

  • Suited for cinema exhibition, TV distribution or for other type of distribution
  • Considered to have a significant audience potential primarily in the Nordic countries and, secondarily, in the global market

The following must be confirmed

  • National base funding
  • Significant financing from at least one of the Fund's Partners
  • Distribution in a minimum of two Nordic countries

The application must be

  • Submitted before principal photography starts
  • Submitted via our online application system
  • In English or a Scandinavian language (including all attachments)

NFTVF does not contribute to the funding of a project that has been pre-sold for distribution in one or more Nordic countries to a media company/streaming service that is not one of the Financing Partners of the Fund. Exceptions can be made for projects where the media company/streaming service and financing partner(s) of the Fund share distribution rights. The rights must then be shared in all the Nordic countries where the media company/streaming service has pre-bought distribution rights.


Distribution (single film/slate) and Dubbing funding
The Fund’s distribution funding is platform neutral and aims to improve the inter-Nordic circulation of Nordic films. In 2022 the funding budget for distribution and dubbing is NOK 9 million.

Nordic distributors of non-national Nordic films can apply for VOD or cinema distribution support for a single film, or slate funding for up to three films. A slate-budget can include costs to employ a marketing person to work with the release of the specific films.

Nordic production companies, or the Nordic distributor in the country where the film will be released, can apply for dubbing support for cinema, VOD or TV release. To obtain distribution/dubbing support, the film must have been well received by the national audience or have a significant audience potential within its target group, in one or more Nordic countries.

To promote future and long-term Nordic quality and to support international business opportunities on a general level, the Fund finances industry initiatives and commissions pan-Nordic surveys.

For a complete overview of projects funded by NFTVF and more information about all the funding schemes, guidelines and how to apply, visit nordiskfilmogtvfond.com

To keep up to date with the Fund’s activity and news from the Nordic audiovisual industry subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter (via the website) or look us up on Facebook.


Nordisk Film & TV Fond
CEO Liselott Forsman
Arbins gate 4
0253 Oslo, Norway
T: +47 64006080
info@nftvfond.com

nordiskfilmogtvfond.com
facebook.com/nordiskfilmogtvfond

A SELECTION OF FILMS FUNDED IN 2021

FEATURE FILMSDIRECTORPRODUCTION COMPANYCOUNTRY OF ORIGIN
KALAK

Isabella Eklöf

Manna FilmDenmark
FOUR LITTLE ADULTSSelma VilhunenTuffi FilmsFinland
NORTHERN COMFORTHafsteinn G. Sigur∂ssonNetop FilmsIceland
A HAPPY DAY

Hisham Zaman

Snowfall Cinema
Norway
THE HYPNOSIS
Ernst De Geer
Garagefilm International
Sweden
DOCUMENTARIES

DIRECTOR

PRODUCTION COMPANYCOUNTRY OF ORIGIN
TSUMUKasper Kiertzner
Playground Production
Denmark
THE LAST OF THE SEAGULLS
Tonislav Hristov
Making Movies Oy
Finland
SONGS OF EARTH
Margreth Olin
Speranza Film
Norway
ULTRAS
Ragnhild Ekner
STORY
Sweden
AFTER WORK
Erik Gandini
Fasad Production
Sweden
DRAMA SERIES
WRITER
PRODUCTION COMPANY
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
KARENDunja GryZentropa Entertainment 3Denmark
THE UNSTOPPABLE YELLOW YETIReid Harrison, Baljeet RaiGigglebug EntertainmentFinland
TULIPOP TALESSara DaddyTulipop StudioIceland
DOME 16Thomas Seeberg TorjussenTorden FilmNorway
FALLENCamilla AhlgrenFilmlance InternationalSweden


Let The River Flow555Thor Due / Mer Film
CREATIVE EUROPE DESKS
Let The River Flow
PHOTO: Thor Due / Mer Film

Creative Europe (2021–2027) is supporting the European audiovisual, cultural and creative sectors with a budget of EUR 2,44 billion. The annual budget for 2022 is EUR 385 million, growing more than 100 million compared to last year. Creative Europe is divided into three strands: MEDIA, covering the audiovisual and film sectors, Culture, covering all other cultural and creative sectors and Cross-sectoral, facilitating collaboration across creative sectors and covering the news media sector.

The MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe programme supports the European film and audiovisual industries to develop, distribute and promote European works, taking into account today’s digital environment. In addition it

  • encourages cooperation across the value chain of the audiovisual industry and at EU level in order to scale up enterprises and European content globally
  • nurtures talents – wherever they come from
  • engages with audiences of all ages, especially the younger generations

For questions, assistance related to the programme and help cooperating with organisations in other countries, Creative Europe Desks are in place in every participating country. The national Creative Europe MEDIA Desks consult, inform, and advise the audiovisual sectors and industries about the MEDIA strand and the funding opportunities represented in the specific calls.

People
Katrine Danielle Bjaarnø
Creative Europe Desk Denmark
Institute
Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55,
Copenhagen
+45 2047 0290
People
Kerstin Degerman

Creative Europe Desk Finland
Institute
Finnish Film Foundation
Kanavakatu 12,
Helsinki
+358 9 6220 3013
People
Sigriður Margrét Vigfúsdóttir

Creative Europe Desk Iceland
Institute
RANNIS – The Icelandic Centre for Research
Borgartún 30,
Reykjavik
+354 899 6366
People
Kåre Jensen
Creative Europe Desk Norway
Institute
Norwegian Film Institute
Dronningens gate 16,
Oslo
+47 9029 0195
People
Ulrika Nisell

Creative Europe Desk Sweden
Institute
Swedish Film Institute
Borgvägen 1-5,
Stockholm
+46 86651205
Girl Picture555Ilkka Saastamoinen / Citizen Jane Productions
Contacts
Girl Picture
PHOTO: Ilkka Saastamoinen / Citizen Jane Productions
Danish Film Institute
Jacob Neiiendam
Head of International
Christian Juhl Lemche
International Producer
Ane Mandrup
Head of Documentaries
The West Danish Film Fund
Ronnie Fridthjof
CEO
Steen Risom
CEO
Mette Elmgaard
Finnish Film Foundation
Matti Paunio
Head of Production
Kari Paljakka
Film Commissioner - Features & Co-Productions
Finland Film Commission
Finland Film Commission
Icelandic Film Centre
Sigurrós Hilmarsdóttir
Head of Production
Film in Iceland - The Icelandic Film Commission
Einar Hansen Tómasson
Film Commissioner
Norwegian Film Institute
Benedikte Danielsen
Production Adviser – Feature Films, Documentaries and SØRFOND
Ravn Wikhaug
Production Adviser – Short Films
Linn Kirkenær
Production Adviser – Drama Series
Mattias Thronsen
Production Adviser - Incentive Scheme
Magnus Tellefsen
Production Adviser - Video Games
Swedish Film Institute
Magdalena Jangard
Head of Production
Lina Norberg Johansson

Production Controller (Fiction)
Jenny Örnborn
Production Controller (Documentary)
Patrik Axén
Production Controller (Shorts)