- CHARITY BENEFIT
Looking for funding for you newest film project? Well dear Vikings (and Vikings at heart) did you know Scandinavian has grants, funding and locations galore. Imagine shooting 24/7? That is possible here. This is the land of 24-hour day or night depending on the season. Films like the “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and the “Harry Potter” series were filmed here. The regional and national film commissions of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland want you to get to know the wealth of opportunities that the film commissions, regional,
national and transnational funds can offer your projects. All of these countries have national film funds, as well as regional film funds, which give out production funds, incentives, investments, soft money, etc. Norway also has retroactive support for films released in Norway that sell more than 10,000 tickets at the cinemas. Support is equal to 100% of the producer’s net income, from all windows of exploitation during the first three years of release, with a cap of NOK 7 Million. This type of support is important for investors’ possibilities to recoup.
Norway also has a program for funding films from Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. It is a fund of approximately NOK 10 Million.
T2C went and met the representatives of each of these countries and learned just how warm, inviting, beautiful and why filming here is so inviting here. We are enclosing links to make your search that much easier.
For Norwegian funding: http://www.nfi.no/english/funding/co-production.
The Swedish film commissioners can put any US producer – who us willing to understand what the Europeans co-production entails – in touch with producers that would make it possible to access Swedish and European film funds.
Fact: For the National Film fund you do need to have a Swedish co-producer aboard. That producer can access the money set aside in the National Film fund budget for co-productions with foreign producers.
More info here: http://www.sfi.se/en-GB/English/funding/
The regional film funds are interested in any project – as investors (not soft money)