Nordisk Film Fonden isbjørn

Nordisk Film Fonden

We support and empower film talents and encourage the great film story

Empowering film talents 

Nordisk Film Fonden is a Danish foundation that is part of Egmont Fonden. Our annual donation budget of 5,000,000 DKK covers four areas supporting and empowering talents within the film industry:

  • Store Isbjørn and Lille Isbjørn are travel scholarships for Danish film talents to develop artistic and technical skills.
  • Isbjørn Project Scheme enforcing innovation and talent development. 
  • Isbjørn Signature are self-initiated projects such as The Polar Bear Author Camp and PictureThis_
  • Nordisk Film Fonden awards three awards in Denmark, one in Norway and one in Finland.

Our mission towards 2021 is to strengthen digital competences, artistic entrepreneurship and great storytelling among talents in the film industry. 

Store Isbjørn & Lille Isbjørn

We help Danish talents travel the world while studying to develop their skills, gain international experience and hereby contributing to the talents' further career paths. Approximately 60 applicants per year receive the scholarship "Store Isbjørn" (DKK 25,000) or "Lille Isbjørn" (DKK 10,000). It is expected that a total DKK 1,000;000 can be granted in 2019.

Isbjørn Project Scheme

The Isbjørn Project Scheme focus on creating a talent pool with the skills to solve tomorrow’s challenges in the film sector including insuring renewed creativity in storytelling. 

It is expected that a total of DKK 3,000,000 can be distributed in 2019. Minimum grant is DKK 50,000 and we aim for bigger, longer and fewer projects. 

Our mission towards 2021 is to focus on talent embracing the possibilities that new technologies bring us, artistic entrepreneurship and unique storytelling among talents in the film industry.
 

PictureThis_

PICTURE THIS_ is a tech conference initiated and empowered by Nordisk Film Fonden dedicated to exploring the intersection of storytelling, technology and the film narrative. PICTURE THIS_ aims to inspire filmmakers to work smarter and to be more innovative by using new technology to optimize workflows, maximize production value, increase artistic creativity and in the end, reinforce the continued development of the cinematic art form.

Nordisk Film Fonden's Honorary Awards
Nordisk Film Prisen
Ove Sprogøe Prisen
Erik Ballings Rejselegat
Nordisk Film Prisen Norway and Finland

Nordisk Film Fonden's Honorary Awards

We reward talent and new voices contributing to quality and diversity in film. In 2017 we launched the award show ISBJØRNEN presenting Nordisk Film Fonden’s three honorary awards in Denmark in one show.

ISBJØRNEN

Nordisk Film Prisen

A talent award that rewards new Danish talents who have made an extraordinary effort to take the Danish film to a higher level. The award sum corresponds to the age of Nordisk Film multiplied by DKK 1,000. Past recipients include Feras Fayyad, Fenar Ahmad and May el-Toukhy.

Nordisk Film Prisen

Ove Sprogøe Prisen

The award is given to a Danish actor who has the talent and potential to gain the same popular and broad appeal as beloved Danish actor Ove Sprogøe. The award sum is DKK 50,000. Past recipients include Esben Smed, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen and Pilou Asbæk.

Ove Sprogøe Prisen

Erik Ballings Rejselegat

A travel grant rewarded to one or more persons who has created a film that has evoked audience attention and interest in a distinctive way. The award sum is DKK 75,000. Past recipients include Peter Hjorth, Ditte Hansen and Louise Mieritz, Martin Zandvliet and Susanne Bier.

Erik Ballings Rejselegat

Nordisk Film Prisen Norway and Finland

In Norway and Finland the Nordisk Film Prisen-award goes to a talent behind the camera who has made an extraordinary effort for Norwegian film and the same for Finnish film. The award sum is NOK 100,000. Past recipients include Jørgen Strangebye Larsen in Norway and Aleksi Salmenperä and the editor Samu Heikkilä in Finland.

Nordisk Film Prisen Norway and Finland