Two films film supported by Sørfond in Un Certain Regard in Cannes

Ethiopian 1st time director Yared Zeleke signs in with LAMB and Apichatpong Weerasethakul hits the prestigious section with CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR. On board as Norwegian co-producer for Lamb are Alan R. Milligan and Film Farms. Tordenfilm with Eric Vogel/Ingunn Sundelin have been following Weerasethakuls project from the early stages of its completion.

SØRFOND grants support for 7 new projects

SØRFOND are happy to announce that NOK 3 million (EUR 383.510) has now been divided between 7 film projects. This year - as any year - the jury had a difficult task selecting the projects. Among these years supported films we are happy to see a great variety of established and first time feature directors.  

SØRFOND researching a possible new distribution module to existing production support

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have granted SØRFOND means to research a possible added feature to the existing production support scheme of the fund. The goal of the research process is to find a model that is suitable to use, in supporting granted project with a distribution part. We are hoping that the additional distribution part will enhance the prospects for the funded films to reach a broader audience.

SØRFOND Pitching Forum 2015

Join this year's pitching forum and meet potential Norwegian minority producers. Next deadline is August 15th and the application form will be available online during June 2015.

SØRFOND recieves 12 millions

NOK 12 million (EUR 1.4 million) is granted in new support for SØRFOND, The Norwegian South Film Fund, by The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Including the remaining NOK 1.4 million available for 2015 SØRFOND will share a total of NOK 13.4 million in grants for production support over the next 4 years. Minumum NOK 3 million will be granted in 2015. 

Application deadline February 27, 2015

SØRFOND – The Norwegian South Film Fund, supporting film productions from developing countries, will have its next deadline on February 27, 2015. The application form is now available on the website.

Pitching forum 2014

SØRFOND held its annual pitching forum during the Films from the South festival 15th of October. Six projects had been picked out to pitch to Norwegian producers and we are hoping to see applications for production support from all of them in February. 

Welcome to this years pitching forum

This is your chance to hear the winning pitches live! We are delighted to welcome you to this years pitching forum which will take place at Filmens Hus, October 15th. 

Jury reveals this year's selected participants for SØRFONDs Pitching Forum

Expectations are high for the projects that get to present their films at this years pitching competition after the SØRFOND supported film “Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere” won the Critics Award in Venice last weekend. A jury has now selected sixs projects out of 107 applications from different parts of the world.

Norwegian co-produced film won the Critics Award in Venice

The SØRFOND-supported film Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere received last Friday one of the world's most prestigious awards, the Feodora Award, for best film at the 29th Venice International Film Critic's Week.

Supported projects premieres at Venice and Toronto Filmfestival

New SØRFOND supported projects premieres at Venice and Toronto Filmfestival in prestigous Films Critics Week and FF Discovery section. 

Pitching Forum quite popular!

With over a hundred applicants for this years pitching forum, it is fair to say SØRFOND Pitching Forum is high in demand.

SØRFOND grants support for five new projects

Four feature films and one documentary have been selected and will recieve grants from film fund SØRFOND in 2014. There is a great quality and variety in this year applicants. The selected projects show a mixture of plots, genres and themes, ranging from the mythical and political universe of Palme D'or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakhul in Thailand via an African hairdresser and her Albino daughter in Ghana - to domestic drama in Haiti.

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Pitching Forum: August 15th 2015

Production support: March 1st 2016

Sørfond in brief
  • Production support

  • Top financing

  • Developing countries

  • Norwegian co-producer

  • Fiction and documentaries

  • Minimum 50 minutes


Supported projects

When Hari got married

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