The Filmbib Streaming Service and the Purchasing Scheme for Norwegian Films in Public Libraries.

Where
Norway
When
2020
Who
Norwegian Film Institute
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Filmbib is the distribution channel for the Purchasing Scheme for Short Films and Documentaries. Filmbib gives the audience an opportunity to view Norwegian documentaries, short films and animation films through the library website or an app on their smartphone, both free of charge.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

More than 500 Norwegian short films and documentaries are available to the public through Filmbib, of which 68 films were purchased in 2019. The number of viewers almost doubled in 2019.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

1,9 million Norwegian Kroner (NOK) in 2019.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Public libraries in Norway.
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The evaluation resulted in several adjustments made to the Scheme in 2018. The most important adjustments were increased remuneration rates, extended application terms and giving permission to screen purchased films in the library.

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