High Five International Cinema Distribution Support was a subsidy scheme under which international distributors could apply to the Fund for partial coverage of marketing costs relating to the theatrical premieres of Nordic films in their home countries (outside the Nordic region).
High Five Cinema was promoted at the festivals in Berlin, Cannes, Haugesund and Toronto. The first deadline was 16 August 2010. The Fund received 58 applications (nearly double the 32 applications for the High Five Toronto pilot project in 2009). An expert group reviewed the applications and 44 grants were awarded, distributed over 19 film titles. The grants totalled EUR 270,000.
The second round was conducted with a deadline of 1 February 2011. The expert group met in Berlin and 42 grants were awarded, distributed among 19 film titles. The grants totalled EUR 220,000.