Nordisk Film and TV Fund adjusts structure for 2016

Key funding body the Nordisk Film and TV Fund have announced changes to their strategy for the new year. The company have agreed to implement policy changes that will focus more on increasing quality and ambition of feature films, documentaries and TV dramas in the Nordic region.
“These should be ambitious projects of high quality, corresponding budget and big audience potential, primarily in the Nordic region and secondarily on the international market,” they state on their website. 
Here are some of the key changes:
  • At least 50% of its fiction funding will go to feature films
  • The support for documentary films will rise by 20%
  • New Nordic Talents will be the focus through an annual Nordic Talents event in Copenhagen

The more money being given to projects means that less projects will be supported a year, but the ones who are supported will get a strong boost in funding.

Last year the Nordisk Film and TV Fund supported 22 features, 17 TV dramas, and 20 documentary films.

In 2015, Nordisk Film & TV Fond supported 22 feature films, 17 TV dramas and 20 documentary films. The Fund allocated 31 single distribution grants and 4 slate grants.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.