NOK 14 million extra for development funding
Due to the corona crisis, NFI will grant an additional NOK 14 million to develop new films, games and drama series.
The Norwegian Film Institute is closed until further notice, but staff will work from home
All staff will continue to work from home until further notice and you will be able to reach us on e-mail and phone as usual. We will try our best to keep the institute going as normal as possible.
Norwegian films Hope and Gunda to Berlin
Viktor Kossakovsky and the Norwegian production company Sant & Usant's new film Gunda has been selected for Encounters, the new competition section in Berlin – and is also competing for the Berlinale Documentary Award. In addition, Maria Sødahl's feature film Hope will be screened in the Panorama section during the Berlinale.
Maria Sødahl's Hope to be shown at the Berlin Film Festival
The critically acclaimed Norwegian drama Hope is to appear in the Panorama section of the Berlinale. This will also be the film's European premiere.
The Painter and the Thief to be screened at Sundance
For the first time ever, a Norwegian-directed cinema documentary has been invited to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in the USA. In the Benjamin Rees film, a painter meets the thief who stole her art - and ends up painting him.
Documenting The painter and the Thief
Benjamin Ree is the first Norwegian director ever to get a cinema documentary invited to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in the United States. Here he tells of the laborious work making his documentary The Painter and the Thief.
NFI supports Norwegian co-productions: Erik Poppe to direct Swedish The Emigrants
NFI grants three Norwegian production companies a total of NOK 6.6 million to co-produce with a foreign delegate producer.
iHuman will have its World Premiere at IDFA, the world’s largest documentary film festival
The Norwegian documentary iHuman, a political thriller about Artificial Intelligence, power and social control, will have its world premiere at the documentary film festival in Amsterdam. Also featured in the festival are Once Aurora and the short Karla and Nordahl.
Titina receives co-production funding from Eurimages
Director Kajsa Næss and Mikrofilm AS will receive 460.000 euros in funding from Council of Europe’s Eurimages.
Norwegian films strongly present at the book fair in Frankfurt
The largest Norwegian cultural initiative internationally ever culminates with Norway as a guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Norwegian films are also an integral part of this presence.