The Norwegian Foundation has backed several Norwegian documentaries screening at this week’s online CPH:DOX including The Fight for Greenland.

Oslo-based Fritt Ord (‘lit. Free Word’) is an important co-financier of Norwegian documentary films and co-productions, investing each year around NOK15 million (€1.2m) out of its NOK100m (€8.1m) overall budget dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of expression in Norway, through cultural activities, media and public debates.

The private non-profit Foundation has agreed to increase its funding by NOK40 million (€3.2m), to help Norwegian projects, individuals and/or initiatives, impacted by the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and to stimulate new means of expression.

“We’ve already received applications from events cancelled, looking for alternative ways to unfold, or photographers and filmmakers, interested in documenting the coronavirus crisis,” told Bente Roalsvig, Project and Deputy Director to

The first deadline to apply is March 31, 2020. (check here for details

Fritt Ord has several documentary films attending this week’s online CPH:DOX festival, including

  • Kenneth Sorento’s The Fight for Greenland
  • Erlend Eirik Mo’s Journey to Utopia
  • Håvard Fossum’s Meet the Censors
  • Margreth Olin, Katja Nōrregaard Høgset’s Self Portrait
  • Tonje Hessen Schei’s iHuman, 
  • Ala’a Mohsen’s A New Beginning, and 
  • Magnus Gertten’s Only the Devil Lives Without Hope.

Roalsvig will also take part in CPH:DOX’s virtual conference ‘Making Media Matter When the World is on Fire’ to be broadcast live on Facebook this Thursday.