Midgard Film Commission Norway works closely with the regional film fund Filminvest that covers the same region.
Filminvest is a regional film fund that supports and invests in development and production of feature films, television drama and games. The projects must be associated with the region.
Filminvest AS receives approximately € 600 000 annually from the state government. This funding is allocated as non-recoupable grants to audiovisual productions with significant regional spending. International co-productions with a Norwegian minority producer are eligible to apply for funding.
Filminvest AS also have an investment fund of approximately € 2,5 million. The fund provides top financing, with a maximum investment per project of € 200 000. Foreign producers must have a Norwegian co-producer in order to be eligible for investments from Filminvest. The fund usually requests to recoup at 1st position, and the project must have a regional spend of minimum 160%.
Soft money and investments from the regional fund can be combined with co-production support or the cash rebate/incentive scheme from the Norwegian Film Institute, but not both. The incentive scheme requires a minimum spend of NOK 2 million in Norway, with a cash rebate of up to 25%.
How to apply