Industry and Funding

International partners

Icelandic filmmaking is made possible largely due to collaboration with international organizations and associations. The Icelandic Film Centre is a member of and fosters relationships with many of those organizations and associations.

NORDIC FILM AND TV FUND (NFTF)

The purpose of the Nordic Film & TV Fund is to promote the production of audio-visual projects in the Nordic countries by participating in the top-up financing of feature films, TV-fiction, TV-series, short films and creative documentaries. In order to obtain support from the Fund, the film has to be suitable for theatrical release, television broadcasting or other forms of distribution.

The NFTF website is: www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com

EURIMAGES

EURIMAGES is a film fund run by The Council of Europe and supports co-production and distribution of European films. Eurimages' first objective is cultural, in that it endeavours to support works which reflect the multiple facets of a European society whose common roots are evidence of a single culture. The second one is economic, in that the Fund invests in an industry which, while concerned with commercial success, is interested in demonstrating that cinema is one of the arts and should be treated as such.

You can enter the EURIMAGES website here.

CREATIVE EUROPE - MEDIA

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including feature films, television drama, documentaries and new media to find markets beyond national and European borders; it funds training and film development schemes.

Further information on the MEDIA website.

NORDISK PANORAMA

The Nordisk Panorama festival was founded in 1990. Nordisk Panorama is a Nordic documentary and short film festival. The Nordisk Panorama Market and Nordisk Panorama Forum are held annually at the same time, along with  seminars, lectures and many other events.

For further information go to www.nordiskpanorama.com

SCANDINAVIAN FILMS

Scandinavian Films is a collaboration between the Nordic film institutes that organize events together and share an office at the Berlin and Cannes film festivals. Scandinavian Films also coordinate other major Nordic initiatives and focuses, i.e. in Toronto, Amsterdam (IDFA) and Clermont-Ferrand.

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY

The European Film Academy was founded by European filmmakers in November 1988 in connection with the first European Film Awards. The Academy works to promote European filmmaking the world over, regardless of borders, politics, economy and education, and hosts several conferences, workshops and classes each year.

More information on the European Film Academy can be found at www.europeanfilmacademy.org

EUROPEAN FILM COMMISSION NETWORK

FILMING EUROPE - EUFCN is a non-profit association which supports and promotes the European film industry and culture. Its main goals are to create a network of the most active European Film Commissions; to promote the exchange of information between members; to sustain the development of location searches and shooting opportunities; and to carry out professional and educational activities for members.

More information on the European Film Commission Network can be found at www.eufcn.net

EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION (EFP)

European Film Promotion (EFP) is the only existing international network of organisations promoting and marketing European cinema worldwide. Founded in 1997 by ten members as a non-profit organisation, EFP has grown into a leading international promotion organisation with a membership of 38 organisations representing 37 countries in Europe.

More information on European Film Promotion can be found at www.efp-online.com

EUROPEAN FILM AGENCY DIRECTORS

The EFADs bring together the Directors of Film Agencies in 31 countries in Europe (the 28 Member-States of the EU + Norway, Iceland and Switzerland). The EFADs have three working groups, dealing respectively with: cinema in the digital era, copyright and fight againts piracy and film education.

More information on European Film Agency Directors can be found at www.efads.eu

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY NETWORK (EDN)

EDN is a meeting point for all professionals, who work with documentary film and television. EDN started September 1996 as a membership organisation for filmmakers, producers, production companies, distributors, associations, film institutions & boards, universities and festivals, broadcasters and film & television agencies. EDN supports, stimulates and networks within the sector in Europe.One major focus has been to inform the members about possibilities for co-production and other kind of collaboration across the borders. This is done through individual service to members, including consultancy on film projects and through workshops and conferences. And through the indispensable EDN TV Guide and DOX Magazine.

The EDN website is: www.edn.dk