The Norwegian Film Fund

Norwegian Film Institute
Key objectives of the measure:

Audiovisual productions are central cultural means of communication and artistic means of expression. In order to strengthen Norwegian language, identity and culture, the Fund shall help arrange the production of high quality Norwegian and Sami audiovisual content available to a broad audience.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

Norwegian film and audiovisual content shall consist of a diversity of high quality Norwegian language, culture and social aspects which both challenge and reach out to a broad audience, both in Norway and internationally. The Film Fund supports the development and production of films and TV series and development of games. The Fund also supports the dissemination of both national and international films on all levels, film festivals, film literacy and talent development. The range of films on offer should be broad, varied and of high quality. The public should have access to films regardless of where they live, and irrespective of what platform they want to use.

In 2015 the Norwegian Parliament agreed upon a goal of better gender balance and equality in production funding, and decided that at least 40 % of the production support should be distributed to women or men, in the professional categories of director, script writer and producer, cf. Gender Equality below.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Maintaining a vital and diverse film sector.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

USD 57 943 925 in 2016 (496 million NOK).

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Norwegian films hold an approximate 25 % market share in Norwegian movie theatres.

Indicators used to determine impact:
The percentage/share that ticket sales for Norwegian films hold of the total box office sale in Norway per year.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts