Norway as a co-production partner - presentation

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in Bremen presenting Western Norway to Dutch, German, Swedish and Danish producers at the North Sea Co-Production Forum, kindly hosted by Nordmedia.

Bergen Media By, Western Norway Film Commission, FUZZ

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Norway as a co-production partner - presentation

  1. 1. FJORDS AND MONEY ...or “Norway as a co-production partner”
  2. 2. NORWEGIAN FILM INDUSTRY • Publicsupport, both state • 25% of the market and regional, up 50% since 2005 • Main national body for film financing: Norwegian Film • Total of approx. 80 mill € Institute (NFI) • Nationalobjective: Annual production of 25 feature films
  3. 3. THE FILM INDUSTRY IN WESTERN NORWAY • 2nd largest film production industry in Norway 40 production • Approx companies • All genres and formats represented
  4. 4. VOLUME LAST 12 MONTHS • 14 feature films filmed in the region, international and Norwegian productions • 10 shorts • 22 docs • Commercials • Gaming/digital content • TV series
  5. 5. TV • TV2 Norwegian commercial tv channel with headquarter in Bergen.  • NRK Norwegian Broadcast Corporation. Bergen has the largest branch office outside Oslo.
  6. 6. MEETING CO-PRODUCTION PARTNERS • August: • October: - Norwegian Film Festival - Bergen International Film - Haugesund Co- Festival (BIFF) production Forum Strong emphasis on Documentaries • September: - Nordisk Panorama ...or anytime by invitation Nordic Shorts and Documentaries Film Festival touring the Nordic countries from WNFC
  7. 7. NORDISK PANORAMA TOUR • Bergen, Norway 2010 • Århus , Denmark 2011 • Oulu, Finland 2012 • Malmø, Sweden 2013 • Reykjavik, Iceland 2014
  8. 8. FILM FUND FUZZ
  9. 9. FILM FUND FUZZ • Established 2006 • Owned by the public -> Strengthen the regional industry • Funded by the public and by private investors
  10. 10. FUZZ 2006-2009 • 27 features, TV films and series • 13 international co-productions
  11. 11. FUNDING PROFILE 1 • Selective co-production investments • Int. productions: Norwegian co- producer • Amount invested relates to regional effect + commercial potential • Minimum spending requirement: 1/1
  12. 12. FUNDING PROFILE II • Maximum investment (feature) €250.000 • Average investment: €120.000 • 2010 funding budget: €1.200.000 • Combines with other regional & national sources
  13. 13. FUNDING REQUIREMENTS • Applicant in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises = Norwegian producer or co-producer • Culture test in Norway or in other EU-state • Judged by many criteria • No 1: How good is this film for the Norwegian co-producer and for Norwegian film in general?
  14. 14. IF YOU PASS • Max 50 % (75 %) of Norwegian part of budget Real world figures: • Max of 2.0 mill NOK (€250.000) • Min of 0.8 mill NOK (€100.000) • Average of 1.2 mill NOK (€150.000)
  15. 15. INCOME BONUS • Production supports from state qualifies • Tricky, but still possible, without production support • Min 10.000 tickets sold in Norway • Bonus on all income in Norway • Max50 % (75 %) of Norwegian budget - including production support
  16. 16. WESTERN NORWAY FILM COMMISSION
  17. 17. FINDING YOUR LOCATIONS • Free scouting services and hosted trips for any project eyeing a shoot in the region • On occasion hosting fam trips for foreign producers
  18. 18. NORWAY AS DOUBLE Did you know? Western Norway has doubled as: •Hoth, the moon, Greenland and arctic areas •Siberia, Himalaya, Kashmir, and many alpine areas
  19. 19. FINDING YOUR STORIES • Free script coverage for foreign projects set in Western Norway • On occasion - free research trips for directors/writers • Onoccasion - script workshops and residencies
  20. 20. FINDING YOUR PARTNERS Free assistance in finding your: • Co-producers and production partners • Line producers and crew • Equipment and other production requirements
  21. 21. ASK FOR THE WNFC USB STICK Contains our presentation “Fjords and money”, WNFC showreel, and contact information for FUZZ, WNFC and Bergen Media By. rune@bergenmediaby.no
  22. 22. • Bergen Media By • Western Norway Film Georgernes verft 12, 5011 Bergen Commission post@bergenmediaby.no Georgernes verft 12, 5011 Bergen http://facebook.com/bergenmediaby sigmund@wnfc.no http://twitter.com/bergenmediaby http://wnfc.no http://facebook.com/filminnorway • Film Fund FUZZ http://twitter.com/wnfc Georgernes verft 12, 5011 Bergen lars@fuzz.no http://fuzz.no

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