Six new Sami productions recieve grants

ISFI production grants 1,1 million NOK

In My Hand © Paranord Film

Five short films and one dubbing received production grants totaling 1, 1 million NOK in the last application round of this year:


Árran360 short film / Production company: Paranord Film / Writer: Liselotte Wajstedt / Director: Liselotte Wajstedt og Marja Helander/ Granted: 200.000 NOK

In My Hand is a compelling true story, narrated by Niillas Somby, that explores the personal and historical struggles of the Sámi people. The film navigates between imprisonment, protests, and surreal encounters, providing a unique insight into one man’s extraordinary journey. It concludes with a powerful call to action for the preservation of nature. 


Short art film  / Production company: Suomenrinne Lada / Writer: Jenni Laiti ja Lada Suomenrinne / Director: Jenni Laiti ja Lada Suomenrinne / Granted: 120.000 NOK

They swallow our rivers, and the valleys turn into one big tear of grief. Yet, there are beings who gather the grief for a journey, for what they are carrying the wounded trees and all living beings. Their luggage is full of legacy from the world that is ending, and they will find the path to a portal when the first snow of the winter is falling. The wind is winding and leading the voyager to a utopia, and challenges them with the questions of being.


Árran360 short film / Production company: Ann Film / Writer: Ann Holmgren Aurebekk / Director: Ann Holmgren Aurebekk / Granted: 200.000 NOK

A continuation into OVIAS, the dream world of dreams. A 360-degree film.


Árran360 short film / Production company: Rein Film / Writer: Siljá Somby  / Directors: Siljá Somby / Granted: 200.000 NOK

In Duiddo, we are taken to Rássegáldu, which, with its hidden mythical presence, serves as a witness to the ancient holistic mindset surrounding humanity and its connection to nature.

PCA-TV 270

Árran360 short film / Production company: Rein Film / Writer: Ken Are Bongo / Director: Ken Are Bongo  / Granted: 200.000 NOK

In PCA-TV 270, we take a closer look at the architecture and energy surrounding the red Mercedes Sprinter. Just like the van and the TV series, the 270 film will also be an organic and artistic experience where we move through space.


Dubbing / Production company: Duottar Studio AS / Director: Morten Pettersen / Translator: Berit Magrethe Oskal / Granted: 320.000 NOK

Based on the award-winning TV series, Puffin Rock and the New Friends sees our family favourites, Oona, Baba, May and Mossy joined by a new cast of characters, as Isabelle, Phoenix and Marvin arrive on the island. It’s an action-packed story which celebrates our magnificent natural environment, and features themes of belonging, courage and friendship.

More about Production grants

The production grant aims to secure the best possible quality of the film project. The grant is given to stimulate films in the Sami language and strengthen Sami filmmakers and producers.

Application deadlines for production grants are February 1st, May 1st, September 1st and December 1st.