Special Initiatives

Currently Nordisk Film & TV Fond does not have any additional funding initiatives running. When announced you will find Guidelines, application information and Downloads here.

Previous Special Initiatives include our additional distribution support schemes such as Digital Distribution Support, Recruited Audience Screenings and Nordic Film Marketing Support Scheme. These funding initiatives ran for a trial period of 3 years (out 2016) and are described below.
Based on our experience with these support schemes, you will now find that we have integrated parts of them in our updated guidelines (valid from 2017). See Apply for Funding for more info.

During the period 2009-2014 the Fund initiated several special initiatives under the Nordic High Five-umbrella. Such as Nordic High Five - a distribution slate support system (2009-2014), High Five Toronto (2009) and High Five International Cinema Distribution support (2010-2012), and High Five Cross Media Content for Kids (2012-2013).


In 2014 Nordisk Film & TV Fond launched four new and innovative distribution support schemes with an extra budget of more than NOK 3.5m which ran out 2016. It is no longer possible to apply for these support schemes. Those were:

Digital Distribution Support (DDS)
The aim of the new strategic programme is to improve the circulation of Nordic Films by reaching audiences through different platforms. The films supported can run on digital platforms (VoD, mobile phones etc) that serve either as an addition to, or as an alternative to the traditional cinema release and broadcast television. Candidates must have rights to the Nordic films for which they are applying and a detailed release plan on digital platforms. The budget for the Digital Distribution Support is NOK 2 million. The support is not subject to reimbursement.

For more information download the DDS Guidelines and Checklist files below. 

Recruited Audience Screening (RAS)
The purpose is to allow Nordic distributors to assess market potential of non-national Nordic films they are considering licensing with a ‘mini’ Recruited Audience Screening (with funds dedicated to screening costs and if necessary local subtitling) via a single grant support of a maximum NOK 40,000. The support is not subject to reimbursement. 

For more information download the RAS Guidelines,Checklist and budget and accounts template below. 

Nordic Film Marketing Support Scheme (NFMSS)
This new scheme has been specifically designed to help distributors hire and develop marketing specialists whose task would be to work exclusively on the theatrical and/or VOD release of 1 to 3 Nordic films for up to a one year period, with focus on social media and younger audiences. The Nordic Film Marketing Support is intended to complement the Fund’s existing distribution and slate support. The budget for the Nordic Film Marketing Support Scheme is NOK 1 million. 

For more information download the NFMSS Guidelines, Checklist and time line chart-template files below.

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  • Director: Tor Fruergaard
  • Producer: Claudia Saginario

Bente and the Mutant Scouts

Bente and the Mutant Scouts

  • Director: Tor Fruergaard
  • Producer: Claudia Saginario
  • Country: Denmark

Bente and the Mutant Scouts

Animation. Body Horror Fun.

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  • Director: Hanna Bergholm
  • Producer: Mika Ritalahti

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

  • Director: Hanna Bergholm
  • Producer: Mika Ritalahti
  • Country: Finland

Birds of a Feather

Horror drama.

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  • Director: Izer Aliu
  • Producer: Mikael Diseth

Deep Down

Deep Down

  • Director: Izer Aliu
  • Producer: Mikael Diseth
  • Country: Norway

Deep Down

Sci-fi.

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  • Director: Olaf de Fleur
  • Producer: Kristin Andrea Thordardottir

East by Eleven

East by Eleven

  • Director: Olaf de Fleur
  • Producer: Kristin Andrea Thordardottir
  • Country: Iceland

East by Eleven

Sci-fi.

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  • Director: Saara Saarela
  • Producer: Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff

Memory of Water

Memory of Water

  • Director: Saara Saarela
  • Producer: Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • Country: Finland

Memory of Water

Dystopian drama.

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  • Director: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
  • Producer: Finn Gjedrum

The Substitute

The Substitute

  • Director: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
  • Producer: Finn Gjedrum
  • Country: Norway

The Substitute

Sci-fi thriller.

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  • Director: Thordur Palsson
  • Producer: Kamilla Hodøl, Emilie Jouffroy

The Damned

The Damned

  • Director: Thordur Palsson
  • Producer: Kamilla Hodøl, Emilie Jouffroy
  • Country: Norway

The Damned

Psychological horror.

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  • Director: Elin Grönblom
  • Producer: Leila Lyytikäinen

Bloodsuckers

Bloodsuckers

  • Director: Elin Grönblom
  • Producer: Leila Lyytikäinen
  • Country: Finland

Bloodsuckers

Horror Comedy.

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  • Director: Taneli Mustonen
  • Producer: Aleksi Hyvärinen

Lake Bodom

Lake Bodom

2016
  • Director: Taneli Mustonen
  • Producer: Aleksi Hyvärinen
  • Country: Finland

Lake Bodom

Horror/Slasher/Survival.

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  • Director: Ali Abbasi
  • Producer: Nina Bisgaard

Border

Border

  • Director: Ali Abbasi
  • Producer: Nina Bisgaard
  • Country: Nordics

Border

Nordic Horror/Supernatural.

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  • Director: André Øvredal
  • Producer: John Einar Hagen

Bright Skies

Bright Skies

  • Director: André Øvredal
  • Producer: John Einar Hagen
  • Country: Norway

Bright Skies

Fantasy/Science Fiction.

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  • Director: Marie Grathø Sørensen
  • Producer: Amalie Lyngbo Quist, Peter Hyldahl

Teenage Jesus

Teenage Jesus

  • Director: Marie Grathø Sørensen
  • Producer: Amalie Lyngbo Quist, Peter Hyldahl
  • Country: Denmark

Teenage Jesus

Science Fiction.

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  • Director: Aleksander Nordaas
  • Producer: Bendik Heggen Strønstrand

Living Lore (prev. Thale – Conflux)

Living Lore (prev. Thale – Conflux)

  • Director: Aleksander Nordaas
  • Producer: Bendik Heggen Strønstrand
  • Country: Norway

Living Lore (prev. Thale – Conflux)

Fantasy.

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  • Director: Ragnar Bragason
  • Producer: Skúli Malmquist, Thor Sigurjonsson

The Highlands

The Highlands

  • Director: Ragnar Bragason
  • Producer: Skúli Malmquist, Thor Sigurjonsson
  • Country: Iceland

The Highlands

Psychological Horror Thriller.

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