The Foundation supports persons and institutions according to the following categories:
- Research and education abroad.
- Special activities offered by the film and TV industry, organizations, and places of education.
- Applications related to anniversaries and other publications in relation to film and TV etc.
- Independent project development concerning new production techniques for motion pictures.
1. Research and education
This category primarily contributes to candidates who have been accepted at well-respected foreign schools – for an example The National Film and Television School in England or The American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Annually, 35-40 applications are received from persons wishing to educate themselves in movies and television. Typically, we grant approximately 15-20 scholarships – either full or partially.
Furthermore, the Foundation has initiated a co-operation with The European Film College in Ebeltoft. The Film College annually receives DKK 190.000 from the Foundation which will be shared among financially challenged students. Two special Nordisk Film scholarships worth DKK 60.000 are granted each year.
2. Special activities offered by the film and TV industry, organizations, and places of educationThe Foundation supports educational activities, conferences, and film festivals. For years, the Foundation has supported Super16, an alternative film school in Denmark, The Animation Workshop and the other media schools in Viborg. Furthermore, both The Egmont Foundation and The Nordisk Film Foundation have supported the establishment of FilmX in Cinemateket, Copenhagen.
The Foundation has also supported innumerable festivals and conferences through the years. Among them Buster, Natfilm Festivalen, CPH:DOX, Århus Film Festival, Videomarathon, tvfestival.dk and Copenhagen International Film Festival. But smaller projects have also enjoyed funding from The Nordisk Film Foundation.