Nordic film Action Plan

07-05 2010

Nordic Culture Ministers Agree On Action Plan For 2010-2012

The Nordic culture ministers have adopted on May 4, a new vision and an action plan for 2010-2012, focusing on five priorities: globalisation, children and young people, cultural heritage, diversity and language.

The work will be achieved in close collaboration with the Nordic art and cultural institutions. The action plan -to be updated annually- and the vision for the Nordic culture ministers' reinforced collaboration will be published in seven languages and available online at the Council of Ministers' website from June 1st 2010.

As part of the Nordic Council's globalisation strategy, Nordisk Film & TV Fond was allocated additional funds of DKK 7m (around €940,000) for global initiatives until 2012. The Fund was thus able to extend its High Five International Cinema Distribution Support scheme which aim is to help foreign distributors (outside the Nordic region) release Nordic films in their home territory. All Nordic feature films and documentaries that have had their domestic theatrical release or international launch (at a festival or market premiere) whichever comes first, after October 1st 2009 can apply.

Among those are Everything Will be Fine screening at the Directors Fortnight in Cannes (released on January 28 in Denmark), and the two titles screening at the Semaine de la Critique Armadillo (July 7, 2010 release in Denmark) and Sound of Noise (August 13, 2010, Sweden). Non-refundable grants per film range from a minimum €1,000 to a maximum €20,000. The targeted support each year, until 2012, is €250,000.The first application deadline for the High Five International Cinema Distribution Support is August 16, 2010.

More information to be found at the homepage of the Nordic Film and TV fund