Norway

Funding bodies

Fund Goal

To encourage co-operation between professionals working in different countries by providing financial support to European co-productions.

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The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including...

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To promote film and TV productions of high quality in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)

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The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) is the Norwegian government administrative body for the film sector and advisor on film policy issues. NFI support audiovisual development, production, coproductions and marketing. It also offers grants, training and talent development for the film industry.

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Filmfond Nord AS is a film financing fund in northern Norway. The fund provides top financing for feature films and drama and documentary series that contribute to develop and strengthen the film industry in northern Norway. International producers need to have a Norwegian co-producer to apply for financing...

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Østnorsk Filmsenter AS (“East Norwegian Film Center”) is one of seven regional agencies for supporting professional film makers in Norway. Our area covers the two counties Hedmark and Oppland in south east Norway. We have our office in Lillehammer. Our work includes: - funding short and documentary...

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Zefyr Media Fund is the second largest regional fund for audiovisual production in the Nordic area (after Film i Vast in Sweden). It provides support and investments to audiovisual projects in the counties of Telemark, Øst-Agder, Vest-Agder, Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane and Møre og Romsdal....

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FilmCamp offers a combination of resources; a one stop shop for filmmaking: different funding opportunities (development, production) / A complete infrastructure for film- and TV drama production at very competitive prices (1800 sq.m studio, hotel, restaurant, offices, workshop-facilities) / Location-service...

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Filminvest provides support and investments to audiovisual projects in the counties of Hedmark, Oppland, Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag (Norway). Filminvest administers two different funds: 1. A private equity fund (recoupable) with the sum of 2 000 000 EUR 2. A fund supported by the Norwegian...

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The center has various subsidy schemes that will help develop the audiovisual industry in Nordland, Troms and Finnmark.

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Sørnorsk Film Center manages grants for the development and production of short and documentary films in Agderfylkene and Telemark.

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Western Norway Film Centre provides grants for project development and production of short films and documentaries as well as grants for developing feature lenght films. The centre also hosts workshops, master classes and skills development programmes for film professionals in the region, and houses...

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Film Center will implement regional policies in the sector, including initiating skill development initiatives for the professionals, assigning development and production subsidies for short films, documentaries, animation and games.

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Regulation

Citizens of the following do not need the
EU/EEA countries, Albania (applies to holders of biometric passports), Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda (BDTC passports), Bosnia and Herzegovina (applies to holders of biometric passports), Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See (Vatican), Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR and BNO passports), Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of Korea), Macau (SAR passports), Macedonia (applies to holders of biometric passports), Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro (applies to holders of biometric passport), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, the Seychelles, Serbia (applies to holders of biometric passport), Singapore, St. Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan (holders of Taiwanese passports that contain an ID card number), Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, United States (USA), Vanuatu, Venezuela.
For more details please consult: https://www.udi.no/en/word-definitions/persons-who-do-not-need-a-visa-to-visit-norway-/

As a general rule, all foreign nationals, except citizens of the Nordic countries, intending to work in Norway must hold a work permit if the work period will exceed three months. As Norway is a member of the EEA, nationals of the EU/EEA countries are only required to complete simplified work-permit applications, which are available form local embassies.

No general permits are required for location shooting in Norway other than the normal consent of the owner or the authority responsible for the location(s) in question. Any activities that might interfere with normal traffic have to be organized with the cooperation of the road authorities and the police. Some restrictions may apply in national parks and military areas, but given good planning and cooperation with the relevant authorities, arrangements can be made.

Norway accepts ATA Carnet for the importation of goods for film production. It allows the temporary importation of goods without the need of making deposit/guarantee or submitting any Customs Declaration. For more information : www.iccwbo.org/ata/id2965/index.html

The standard VAT rate in Norway is 25%. There is a reduced rate of 15% for food and drink. There is also an 8% VAT rate for: passenger transport; hotel accommodation; and other. A film production company may be eligble for VAT refund on most Norwegian services except on food and craft services.

The Copyright Act defines a creative work as 'a literary, scientific or artistic work of any kind, irrespective of the manner or form of expression'. In order to use or copy the work, permission must be obtained from the author and the publisher. It is not permitted to copy the work itself even if it does not carry such a prohibition. Ref: Copyright Act (Act No. 2 of 12 May, 1961 relating to Copyright in Literary, Scientific and Artistic Works, as last amended by Law No. 27 of June 2, 1995) (http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/details.jsp?id=3232)  

The Norwegian corporate tax rate is 28%. Working hours for a feature film shooting day is normally 10 hours.

Film Commissions

Oslo

Film Commission Norway aims to encouraging and support international film productions in Norway. As a national film commission, it acts as a link between the national and the international film and television industry. They can assist you with either finding locations or to deliver a full package of...

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Øverbygd

FilmCamp is a regional resource and infrastructure company that accommodate needs and demands in the market for feature film and TV productions. FilmCamp offers a combination of resources, a perfect one stop shop for filmmaking: different funding opportunities (development, production) / A complete...

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Stavanger

Film Kraft manages funds for development and production of films, TV productions and games in Rogaland. The goal is to facilitate a continuous activity and increased value in Rogaland.

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Trondheim

The Mid Nordic Film Commission covers the areas of Central Norway and Central Sweden, from the rugged Norwegian Atlantic Coast to the wide open alpine landscapes of Sweden. It aims to offer unused locations, professional crews, financing opportunities and a very film friendly environment.

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Bergen

Western Norway Film Commission offers free services to feature films, commercials and tv drama considering shooting in Western Norway. It acts as a liaison with local producers and funds. On a case-by-case basis, WNFC invites producers to production meetings with local producers. It provides ongoing...

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