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Norway to Launch Film Incentives

Norway to Launch Film Incentives

The Norwegian government launched its new film policy today, and is set to strengthen the regional film funds, and to introduce film incentives to attract international ventures.

Norway's culture minister, Thorhild Widvey, said the new scheme will be effective from 2016, and based on a reimbursement of costs incurred during the film’s production in Norway. The incentive will be modelled on similar schemes in Europe, such as UK or Iceland. A reimbursement of 20% to 25% is reportedly being targeted.

Norway and Netherlands: Documentary co-production scheme

The Netherlands Film Fund and the Norwegian Film Institute will co-produce up to six feature documentaries between 2014 and 2016. Three minority Dutch and three minority Norwegian co-productions can get co-production funding from the minority producer's country up to a maximum of €50.000.