Netflix and ISFI enter into a new partnership

The International Sámi Film Institute and Netflix are announcing that they have entered into a partnership to support and further develop Sámi voices in the Nordic region.


The partnership between Netflix and the International Sámi Film Institute is part of the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity, which aims to help create new opportunities to support diversity and representation within the entertainment industry through training and up-skilling initiatives.

The program will support talent through investments in education and training, with the mission to open up more behind-the-camera opportunities and support new Sámi creatives to break through in the industry.

– We are excited to announce our partnership with a leading global company like Netflix. This will create new opportunities for our filmmakers in the Sámi community. We want to tell our own stories with Sámi creatives, and this collaboration will emphasize that. Hopefully, we can also reach international audiences with Sámi stories through this collaboration with Netflix, says Anne Lajla Utsi, Managing Director, International Sámi Film Institute.

– This demonstrates that Sámi and Indigenous stories have global relevance and are attractive in the international film and streaming industry.

Anne Lajla Utsi, managing director, ISFI


– We could not be more thrilled about the partnership with the International Sámi Film Institute; with such a rich storytelling tradition, we look forward to seeing how we can contribute to developing these stories further. At Netflix, we want to support communities in the regions we operate in, including up and coming creators, to give new voices a chance to be heard, says Claire Willats, Director of Film Netflix Nordics.

Claire Willats, Director of Film Netflix Nordics



Production budgeting and scheduling workshop


The first workshop will take place on September 23rd and 24th, 2022 in Kautokeino. In this hands-on workshop, led by producer Steve Clark-Hall (Sherlock Holmes, The State) we cover the tools, teams, equipment and workflows that demand structure and efficiency in order to fit all the pieces and elements together. Participants will learn ways to effectively plan and manage schedules for optimal organisation and to meet timely delivery; how to schedule utilising block versus cross-boarding; and how to boost budget acumen from season to season. We also cover an introduction to virtual production.

This workshop is directed at line producers, production managers and assistant directors who want to gain more familiarity with scheduling and budgeting for high-end television series production. Participants should have a working knowledge of MovieMagic Scheduling and MovieMagic Budgeting.

Participation in the workshop is free, but there is only a limited number of slots available. Participants are expected to attend the two days of the workshop. To sign up, please follow this link: Sign up form – Kautokeino. Participants who attend all days will receive a certificate of completion from Netflix Grow Creative.