Nordic Film & TV Fund


Type of incentiveFilm Fund
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - Feature film - documentary (theatrical)
  • - TV Film or TV series - fiction
  • - TV Film or TV series - documentary
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend
Financial cap per production
Do I have to register/set up a company?Yes
Does foreign cast/crew paid in their home country/region qualify as expenditure? No
Do foreign cast/crew have to pay tax in the host country/state/region? Yes
Does travel to/from country/region qualify as expenditure? No
Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive? No
Criteria to access the benefit
  • - Use Local cast & Crew
  • - Cultural Test
  • - TV Broadcast or theatrical distribution contract required
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
  • - On submission of audited accounts
Additional incentives or advantages
  • - Only Nordic companies can apply, and with projects considered by the fund to have a sufficient audience potential in the Nordic countries. In order to obtain support from the fund a number of conditions apply: A film has to be suitable for theatrical release, television broadcasting or other forms of distribution and must have its' national base funding confirmed. The fund does not contribute to the funding of a project that has been pre-sold to- or that is co-produced by a Nordic TV broadcaster that is not one of the TV Partners of the Fund. A distribution guarantee for cinema exhibition must be signed with at least 2 Nordic countries. Support will primarily be granted for feature films and TV fiction / series, to a lesser degree for documentaries.