Tax breaks / incentives
The Norweigan government offers a 25% filming rebate. The incentive consists of a film fund of €4.7m for the first year. Part of the reason for the incentive is to attract international productions. But Norway has also been losing domestic productions to Iceland, which already has a film incentive scheme. So the new setup is partly about keeping work from leaving the country.
The incentive is one of a broad range of measures designed to support the local industry. For example, it will also include a financial reinforcement of the six regional film centres, which will in the future be organised by a new department of the Norwegian Film Institute to be established in Bergen. The process of applying for film support will also be simplified.