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Country Focus: Norway

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Country Focus: Norway

Articles, interviews, news, analysis on the Norwegian audiovisual sector.

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Country profile: Norway

Country profile: Norway

27 December 2020

How can Nordic films reach an international audience?

Haugesund 2021 - New Nordic Films

How can Nordic films reach an international audience?

The circulation and promotion of Scandinavian films is the focus of an Europa Distribution panel at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films  

14 September 2021

Jeppe Rønde’s Acts of Love wins the Best Project Award at Haugesund

Haugesund 2021 – New Nordic Films/Awards

Jeppe Rønde’s Acts of Love wins the Best Project Award at Haugesund

The Danish project ended up being the big winner of New Nordic Films, this year held both online and on site  

30 August 2021

Haugesund’s New Nordic Films announces its Nordic Co-Production Market projects

Haugesund 2021 - New Nordic Films

Haugesund’s New Nordic Films announces its Nordic Co-Production Market projects

A total of 19 new projects in development will be pitched at the market of the leading Norwegian festival  

13 August 2021

New Nordic Films announces its Works in Progress and Market Screenings

Haugesund 2021 - New Nordic Films

New Nordic Films announces its Works in Progress and Market Screenings

The leading industry event will run both on site in Haugesund and online for four days, covering all of the major trends in regional cinema  

13 August 2021

A digital panel explores the benefits of inclusive storytelling in animation at Cannes

Cannes 2021 – Marché du Film

A digital panel explores the benefits of inclusive storytelling in animation at Cannes

CANNES 2021: The panel, featuring representatives of Disney and the International Sámi Film Institute, showcased the companies’ successful collaboration on Frozen 2  

12 July 2021

Documentary Arica prompts intervention from UN Human Rights Rapporteurs

Institutions / Legislation - Sweden/Chile/Belgium/Norway/UK

Documentary Arica prompts intervention from UN Human Rights Rapporteurs

Lars Edman and William Johansson’s feature documents the devastation caused by a Swedish mining giant in a Chilean desert town  

02 June 2021

“Pandemic as an opportunity”: Four Emerging Producers have their say

Emerging Producers 2021

“Pandemic as an opportunity”: Four Emerging Producers have their say

The discussion, organised by Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival and moderated by Cineuropa's editor-in-chief Domenico La Porta, was held online on 16 April  

20 April 2021

The Norwegian Film Institute sets aside up to 20 million Norwegian crowns for a new production guarantee

Industry / Market - Norway

The Norwegian Film Institute sets aside up to 20 million Norwegian crowns for a new production guarantee

The film agency has approved “Guarantee 2”, a support scheme aimed at helping film and series productions affected by the travel restrictions and unable to change or postpone their plans  

08 April 2021

The Norwegian Film Institute earmarks over €2.4 million in support of the country’s film sector

Industry / Market - Norway

The Norwegian Film Institute earmarks over €2.4 million in support of the country’s film sector

The film agency will back a number of festivals, regional cinematheques and film clubs with a total of 25 million Norwegian crowns  

04 February 2021

Norway’s 2020 box office records an historic 35.6% market share for domestic productions

Box Office - Norway

Norway’s 2020 box office records an historic 35.6% market share for domestic productions

Nevertheless, last year saw a 57.1% drop in admissions, according to figures published by the association Film & Kino  

27 January 2021

16 promising projects ready for Haugesund’s Works in Progress event

Haugesund 2020 - New Nordic Films

16 promising projects ready for Haugesund’s Works in Progress event

Day 3 at the New Nordic Films film market is predominantly about works in progress  

17 August 2020

Fresh pitches from Isabella Eklöf, Teemu Nikki and Fridrik Thor Fridriksson at Haugesund’s Nordic Co-Production Market

Haugesund 2020 - New Nordic Films

Fresh pitches from Isabella Eklöf, Teemu Nikki and Fridrik Thor Fridriksson at Haugesund’s Nordic Co-Production Market

16 new projects in development will be pitched at the co-production market kicking off today at the Norwegian festival’s New Nordic Films industry days  

17 August 2020

Long live the “Fresh Flesh” at the Marché du Film

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Long live the “Fresh Flesh” at the Marché du Film

CANNES 2020: Forget Nordic noir – for the rising genre filmmakers from the North, it’s all about folklore these days  

26 June 2020

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

CANNES 2020: The Marché du Film webinar, entitled “Pandemic Production: Lessons Learned in the Nordics”, saw the participation of four filmmakers from the region  

26 June 2020

The Norwegian film industry to receive €7.7 million to fight the COVID-19 crisis

Industry / Market - Norway

The Norwegian film industry to receive €7.7 million to fight the COVID-19 crisis

The financial boost from the government and the national film agency will help to limit the damage caused by the pandemic  

19 May 2020

Haugesund’s New Nordic Films opts for a partial online edition

Haugesund 2020 – New Nordic Films

Haugesund’s New Nordic Films opts for a partial online edition

The major Nordic industry event is already exploring a digital plan B set to run on its original dates, according to its programme director, Gyda Velvin Myklebust  

22 April 2020

Norway’s Filmweb Drive-In Cinema proves successful in the time of the coronavirus

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Norway/Lithuania

Norway’s Filmweb Drive-In Cinema proves successful in the time of the coronavirus

The drive-in cinema, based just outside of Oslo, hosted 28 sold-out screenings between 7 and 14 April, attracting nearly 10,000 viewers; Lithuania is following suit  

17 April 2020

Less Is More Pre-Writing Workshops grasp the roots of participants’ ideas

LIM 2020

Less Is More Pre-Writing Workshops grasp the roots of participants’ ideas

The specialised workshops welcome local talents with projects at the pre-development stage in order to dig deeper into their ideas before they reach the next creative phase  

23 March 2020

22 July wins the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

Göteborg 2020 - Göteborg Industry

22 July wins the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

The writer of the series, Sara Johnsen, has snagged the circa €20,000 award in a competition that included four other Nordic series  

30 January 2020

The Sørfond Pitching Forum showcases six projects

Industry / Market - Norway

The Sørfond Pitching Forum showcases six projects

At the industry event held in Oslo, filmmakers and producers from Latin America, Africa and Asia presented their films to an audience of Norwegian producers  

15 November 2019

NRK’s funding model changes while Norway pushes VoD platforms to invest in local content

Institutions / Legislation - Norway

NRK’s funding model changes while Norway pushes VoD platforms to invest in local content

The national pubcaster will now be financed through a tax instead of a licence, and the Minister of Culture is looking at forcing global streaming platforms to invest locally  

17 October 2019

Europa Distribution addresses early strategy and positioning in Haugesund

Haugesund 2019 - New Nordic Films

Europa Distribution addresses early strategy and positioning in Haugesund

In partnership with New Nordic Films, the professional network analysed the case of Queen of Hearts’s rise to the international throne  

06 September 2019

A packed New Nordic Films market brings the latest in quality Northern European cinema

Haugesund 2019 – New Nordic Films

A packed New Nordic Films market brings the latest in quality Northern European cinema

Four full-on days of intriguing projects and activities await attendees as Haugesund’s New Nordic Films market kicks off  

20 August 2019

The Norwegians are ready to conquer the EFM

Berlinale 2019 – EFM

The Norwegians are ready to conquer the EFM

Mexico was first, then came Canada – this year, Norway becomes the first European nation to be the Country in Focus at the Berlin International Film Festival  

07 February 2019

Norwegian and Swedish cinemas have a good 2018

Box office – Norway/Sweden

Norwegian and Swedish cinemas have a good 2018

Last year brought a 7% increase in admissions in Norway and a significant growth in the domestic market share in Sweden  

16 January 2019

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