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.