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Sørfond
Sørfond – The Norwegian South Film Fund
Adresse : Thorstein Horne, Project Manager Sørfond Forum Dronningensgt. 16, Oslo N-0152 OSLO
Pays concerné : Norvège
Téléphone(s) : +47 900 26 893, Cell

English

The main objective of SØRFOND is to inspire the increase of filmproduction in countries where production is limited for political or economical reasons. Producers and directors from countries in Asia, Africa, Latin-America and the Middle East are eligible for grants. Strong artistic performance and cultural integrity are top priorities. A basic SØRFOND feature is to encourage productions dealing with freedom of expression to apply for grants. For specification of eligible countries follow this link.

Funding by the Norwegian government
About NOK 4 million will be granted for support in 2012, in a interdepartemental co-operation between The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Norwegian Ministry of Culture. The Norwegian filminstitute (NFI) and the Films from the South Festival (FFS) will jointly be in charge of the administration of the fund.

Production support and demand for Norwegian co-producer
SØRFOND grants production support as top financing, meaning a substantial part of the financing must be confirmed before first payment. Maximum support for one production is NOK 1 million. A Norwegian co-producer is required, and the application must be sent by the Norwegian co-producer. A short form agreement between the producer and the Norwegian co-producer is required at the point of sending the application.

Guidelines for Sørfond
Complete and final guidelines will be presented by September 10th 2011 on this website.

Deadline for applications
The deadline for applications 2012 is December 15th 2011. Applications are to be sent by e-mail.

The Sørfond Forum 2011
At the 21st edition of the Films From the South Festival, a forum (Oct 13 and 14) will be organized to create a meetingplace in order for applying directors/producers to meet with potential Norwegian co-producers. The forum will be an opportunity to pitch the project and to make essential contacts. Deadline for application to participate in the Sørfond Forum is August 26, 2011. To apply press here.

A jury appointed by the festival will consider applications for participation in the forum. Selected producers/directors will be offered a grant to cover part of the travelexpenses. The participation of the director or main producer is a precondition for being selected to attend the forum.

Eligible countries for the SØRFOND foundation:




Africa
Angola
Algeria
Benin
Botswana
Burundi
Burkina Faso
Cameron
Cape Verde
Central African Rep.
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Rep.
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Cote d’Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Sri Lanka
Madagaskar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
St. Helena
São Tomé & Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leona
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Asia
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
China
Georgia
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea, Dem. Rep.
Kyrgyz Rep.
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Palestinian Adm. Areas
Philippines
Libya
Syria
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Viet Nam
Yemen

Latin-America
Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
St. Kitts-Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela

Oceania
Cook Islands
Fidji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Federated States
Nauru
Niue
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tokelau
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Wallis & Futuna

Europe
Albania
Belarus
Bosnia & Herzegowina
Former Yugoslav Rep. Of Macedonia
Kosovo
Moldova
Montenegro
Serbia
Ukraine


CONTACT

For more information about Sørfond – The Norwegian South Film Fund:

– Thorstein Horne, Project Manager Sørfond Forum:
Cell: +47 900 26 893 / Email: thorstein@filmfrasor.no

– Lasse Skagen, Artistic Director Films From the South:
Tel: +47 22 82 24 80 / Cell: +47 95 81 42 73 / Email: lasses@filmfrasor.no

– Ivar Køhn, Head of Production Dept. Norwegian Filminstitute:
Tel +47 22 47 45 00 / Cell: +47 41 40 20 96 / Email: ivar.kohn@nfi.no