Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s production funding may be applied for by Nordic production companies who are delegate producers of the project.
The film/TV-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 production start
- Submitted via our online application system
- In English or a Scandinavian language (including all attachments)
Nordisk Film & TV Fond does not contribute to the funding of a project that has been pre-sold for distribution in one or several Nordic countries to a TV company that is not one of the TV Partners of the Fund, except if the project has also been co-financed by one of the TV Partners of the Fund that has distribution rights in the same country.
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. In combination with slate-support it is possible to apply for extra funding to hire 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 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.
Film Cultural Initiatives
Organizers of initiatives such as workshops, seminars or festival programs that may strengthen the competence of the joint professional Nordic film and TV community may apply for support.
Strategic Development Support
The Fund can initiate strategic development support to cross-national and preferably cross-platform initiatives. The Fund will announce on our website when such initiative are initiated. Nordic Genre Boost is an example of this.
Guidelines and how to apply
Please read our Guidelines and Strategy Document before you apply for funding. The Guidelines have been updated as of 1 January 2017, and are currently available in Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish and English. The Danish edition will follow shortly. Note: The Norwegian guidelines are the original, all other versions are translations. In case of any inequalities the Norwegian edition applies.
We also recommend all applicants to read our Applying for support-guide before you start an application. You can also see the Check lists and the Frequently Asked Questions-section (FAQ) for advice on how to apply. Log in/register to apply.
Our Guidelines, the Strategy Document, the Applying for support-guide and the Check lists are available under Downloads as PDF-documents.
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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 Project 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, Film Cultural Initiatives and Strategic Development) or the Documentary Advisor (Documentaries). They will evaluate the project in cooperation with respective Project Advisors.
Our Statutes, Guidelines and the most recent Strategy Document provide framework for the Fund´s general policy.
We will make a comprehensive evaluation of the project on the basis of artistic- and audience-related criteria, as well as an evaluation of whether the economic conditions for the execution of the project are realistic, both in regards to production, marketing and distribution.
The Fund poses no special conditions regarding a common Nordic theme, or demands in regards to the mix of the artistic or technical staff. The Fund does not take into consideration any national quotas (like gender etc.).
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. Normal processing time is 4-6 weeks from when the application is complete. 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 or Easter.
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.