4,2 millon Euro in Production support from the Norwegian Film Institute
Three feature films have just received grants from the Norwegian Film Institute’s market scheme, while four documentaries are awarded production grants. The features are the animated family film Valemon – the Polar Bear King, the WW2 sailor drama Convoy (working title) and the children`s film Christmas in Skomakergata.
The Norwegian autumn film premieres
This autumn's Norwegian film selection with as many as thirteen films, has something for everyone. Here are films for the very young, the slightly older, for young people and for the whole family. There are dramas, comedies, historical dramas, animations, documentaries and family films. Not to forget the four films relating to Christmas.
Main prize for Norwegian film at the world's largest animation film festival
The Norwegian film My Favorite War received one of the main prizes on Saturday night during the animation film festival in Annecy in France. This is considered the world's largest and most important animation film festival.
Norwegian Films in Marche du film Cannes 2020
Norway participates in Cannes online with both features, documentaries and a string of very noteworthy webinars.
Scandinavian Films at Cannes Marché
Cannes 2020: Scandinavian Films, of which Norwegian Film Institute is a member, is hosting five webinars during the Cannes Online Market. Discover more and register here.
DOC Norway Market is postponed
Western Norway Film Centre (Vestnorsk filmsenter) and the Norwegian Film Institute have decided to postpone Doc Norway Market 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.
The market was scheduled to be held in Bergen during the autumn, but is postponed until further notice. But..
Warm international reception for Painter and thief doc
Benjamin Rees's documentary The Painter and the Thief, about the relationship between a painter and the thief who steals her main work because he thinks the picture is beautiful, has, premiered internationally this week to broad acclaim from film critics.
Sørfond-support for six new projects
Sørfond has granted 3 million NOK in support, financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for six international co-productions with Norwegian minority producers. This year the funding goes to projects from Lebanon, Turkey, Vietnam, Myanmar, Nicaragua and Tunisia.
Alan R. Miligan is the first digital Norwegian Producer on the Move of all time
The important European network-building program for film producers, Producers On The Move, is being digitally implemented for the first time. Norwegian participant is producer Alan R. Milligan.
New measures from the NFI
The Norwegian Film Institute is introducing new measures to help the Norwegian film industry in a very demanding time. It will now be possible to receive grants for a second stage in the production and for promoting films directly affected by the corona crisis.