Dates3 May 1955 - present
Person NameNorwegian Film Institute; 3 May 1955 - present
ActivityThe Norwegian Film Institute was established by Parliament’s decision on 3 May 1955, as the last in a series of major government initiatives in the film sector in the wake of the Second World War. The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) was, at its origins, set up as a film archive.

The NFI was a founding member of the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF).

The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) operates under the auspices of The Royal Norwegian Ministry for Culture and is the government’s civil executive body for the film sector and its advisor in questions of film policy. Through Regulations delivered by the Ministry and its general mandate the NFI is charged with putting the government’s film policy into practice.

The NFI provides support for Norwegian Films, televisions series and electronic games, and organizes training and talent development in the sector. The Film Institute represents and informs about Norwegian film on the national as well as on the international level. Through our web site, the Film Museum, and exhibitions in the Film House the NFI protects and disseminates knowledge of and understanding of the Norwegian film heritage.

The Institute is furthermore charged with facilitating and marketing Norway as an attractive shooting location for foreign film producers.

The Film Institute represents Norway in the European co-production fund EURIMAGES and in the European Audiovisual Observatory.

The NFI is a member of the international film archives’ organization FIAF, and of a number of other international bodies and organizations in the film sector, among them the International Council of Educational Media, European Film Promotion and Scandinavian Films.
Corporate NameNorwegian Film Institute
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