Action Plan for Gender Equality in Norwegian Film Productions

Norwegian Film Institute
Key objectives of the measure:

To create a stable and enduring gender equality in Norwegian film productions.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The Norwegian Parliament has agreed upon a goal of better gender balance and equality in production funding. At least 40 % of the Norwegian Film Institute's production support should be distributed to women or men, in the professional categories of director, script writer and producer, so as to achieve a greater gender balance and equality. 

The Action Plan was launched in 2016, and contains measures within talent development, subsidy schemes and communication and knowledge development.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

A better gender balance concerning professionals working in the film industry, especially within the categories of directors, script writers and producers. 

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:


Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts