Slate funding for distribution (up to three films)
Funding for dubbing
Funding for industry initiatives
Funding for strategic development (only upon request by the Fund)
Currently Nordisk Film & TV Fond does not have any additional funding initiatives running. When announced see Special Initiatives for Guidelines, Application information and Downloads.
Production Funding Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s production funding may be applied for by production companies who are majority/delegate producers of the project and meets the conditions on our Guidelines point 2.1. The film/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)
The Fund 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 Other Financing Partners of the Fund. Exceptions can be made for projects where the media company/streaming service and Other 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 support 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. When applying for Slate funding, expenses may be included for hiring a marketing person to work specifically with the marketing of the 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 support, the individual films must have been well received at home or have a significant audience potential within their target group, in one or more Nordic countries.
Industry Initiatives Organizers of initiatives such as workshops, seminars or festival programs that may strengthen the competence of the joint professional Nordic audiovisual community may apply for support.
Strategic Development The Fund can initiate strategic development initiatives to assist the Nordic industry. The Fund will announce on our website when such initiative are initiated. Nordic Genre Boost is an example of this.
How to apply
Please read our Guidelines before you apply for funding. The Guidelines (last updated 1 January 2021) are available in the five Nordic languages and English. Note: The guidelines in Norwegian are the original, the other versions are translations. In case of any inequalities the Norwegian edition applies.
We recommend new applicants to read our Applying for support-guide before starting an application. The Check lists and theFrequently Asked Questions-section (FAQ) provide useful information for all applicants.
Registration When applying for funding from Nordisk Film & TV Fond you must use our digital application system. The application and all attachments must be in Scandinavian or English. When your application is submitted, our Project Manager and respective Senior Advisor look through it before it is registered to see if it is complete. You will receive auto messages from our system confirming these stages. If any information is missing we will ask you to update your application.
Evaluation process and criteria When the application is complete it will proceed to processing by the Fund's CEO (for fiction projects, distribution, industry initiatives and strategic development) or the Senior Advisor Documentary (for documentaries). They will evaluate the project in cooperation with the respective Senior Advisors/Project Manager.
We will make a comprehensive evaluation of the project on the basis of artistic- and audience-related criteria, as well as an evaluation of the project’s financial needs (production needs). Furthermore, it will be evaluated whether the economic conditions for the execution of the project are realistic, both in regard to production, marketing and distribution.
Applications are assessed only once. It is therefore important to apply with as complete script(s) and documentation, including distribution guarantees and marketing plans, as possible.
The Fund poses no special conditions regarding a common Nordic theme or economic spend.
The Fund will in particular prioritize projects that have children and youth as their target groups.
The Fund may seek advice from freelance consultants or readers.
Applications are evaluated on a continuous basis. The normal processing time is 5-6 weeks and starts when the application is approved for evaluation by The Fund. Extra processing time must be excepted for applications completed less than 6 weeks before the Fund's summer holiday in July, or shortly before Christmas and Easter.
Decision The Fund's CEO signs the decisions and is responsible to the Board of Directors for them. A decision letter of granting or refusal will be sent digitally to the applicant. If funding is granted, the Letter of Commitment will contain the amount. Enclosed with it you will find a list of required documents and other obligations needed for drawing up the contract.
A refusal is the Fund's final decision. A project previously rejected by the Fund cannot be re-submitted.