Norwegian Film Institute will open for applications for the 25% film incentive on September 1st 2016, and the application deadline is set for January 2017. Production costs assumed in Norway after confirmed receipt of the application will qualify for the cash back. The program cap will be announced in the State Budget, expected October 6th 2016.
Bergen has been selected to host the 2016 ACE Producers Reunion. The event will be held at various venues in Bergen between the 7th and 10th of April 2016, hosted by Western Norway Film Commission and Vestnorsk filmsenter AS, with support from Norwegian Film Institute, the regional film funds, City of Bergen and Hordaland County.
The Norwegian Film Institute has announced that the incentive programme will go into effect on January 1st, when the online application form will be available on the institute's website. The first application deadline will be January 21st, and applications may be submitted in Norwegian or English.
The main producer can apply for the incentive, but the grant recipient must be an audiovisual production company registered in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises, established specifically for the production.
Applications will be reviewed by the Norwegian Film Institute's production advisors, and it is expected that funding decisions will be taken within 6 weeks of the application deadline.
The grant amount may total up to 25% of Norwegian qualifying production expenditure. Costs which arise before the Norwegian Film Institute confirms receipt of the application, will not be approved.
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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.
Sunshine Superman, Marah Strauch's debut feature documentary, will have it's world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (September 4-14).
Sunshine Superman is produced by Strauch and Eric Bruggemann for Scissor Kick Films (US) with Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, Josh and Daun Braun as executive producers, and Lars Løge for Bergen based Flimmer Film (NO).
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.