In the second year under the pandemic, ‘Nordisk Film & TV Fond’ has reinforced its role as top-financier of Nordic films, series and documentaries, and pan-Nordic distribution facilitator: the Fund has launched the industry bridge-building ‘Audiovisual Collaboration 2021’ (set up in collaboration with the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, as part of Finland’s Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers), and has favoured industry discussions on urgent issues such as the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive, public financing and distribution in the streaming era. A record number of fiction production applications has been registered during 2021: the Fund allocated a total of NOK 126.25 million across production, distribution and industry initiatives (NOK 117.86 million in 2020). Applications for fiction production support were up 30% from 2020 and 40% from 2019, and within fiction, applications for drama series have more than doubled since 2019, exceeding film submissions. Out of 96 fiction applications, 63 were granted a total of NOK 102,650,000:

35 feature projects received NOK 51.8 million, with the largest single grant of NOK 2.5 million going to Snowglobe’s Godland (Vanskabte land) by Hlynur Pálmason, selected for Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, SF Studios’ Burn All My Letters (Bränn alla mina brev) by Björn Runge, and Sagafilm’s Operation Napoleon (Napóleonsskjölin) by Óskar Þór Axelsson

28 drama series received NOK 51.8 million. The largest grants of NOK 4 million and NOK 3.2 million were handed out to Motlys/NRK’s political drama Power Play (Makta) and Apple Tree/SVT’s Blackwater (Händelser vid vatten) respectively.

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The Fund’s 2021 annual report is available for the first time in a digital form.