Dubbing

ISFI can support the dubbing of film projects to the Sámi languages in any genre.

  • The International Sámi Film Institute (ISFI) aims to support and promote the Sámi film industry. Alongside Sámi film productions, dubbing to Sámi languages is an effective way to increase Sámi language films, especially for children and youth audiences. Therefore, ISFI aims to support dubbing productions in Sámi languages.

  • Applicants for the dubbing grant must be a Sami production company.

    Central roles in the project must be held by Sami in that either the producer or co-producer and director or translator define themselves as Sami or are speaking Sami. To apply for a dubbing grant from ISFI, the Sami producer or co-producer must apply.

    The Sami community has a particular need to strengthen the Sami film industry. This requirement shall ensure the Sami ownership of Sami films and build up the Sami production companies.

    Dubbing grants can be offered to limited liability companies (AS, AB, Oy) or sole proprietorships if the application is below NOK 300 000.

  • Projects applying for grants must comply with the following:

    • The project must be developed in Sami in its entirety.
    • Central roles in the project must be held by Sami in that either the producer or co-producer and director or translator define themselves as Sami or are speaking Sami.
    • Priority is given to projects with children and young people as the target group.
    • The main language in the film must be Sami.
    • ISFI makes a discretionary assessment of whether the project meets the requirement of Sami affiliation and Sami language.

     

    Priority is given to activities that include children and young people.

  • The distribution grant is usually disbursed in two parts; 75% is paid when the grant recipient has accepted the conditions of the grant in writing, and 25% is paid after the project report for the grant has been approved by ISFI.

    The grant offer from ISFI is valid for three months after the offer has been made. If the grant recipient has not accepted the conditions of the grant within three months, the grant will be withdrawn without notice.

    There are no application deadlines for the distribution grant and applications are processed on an ongoing basis. The application can be sent as needed.

    Application processing time is normally 6 weeks.

    Complaints of ISFI decisions can be made to the Ministry of Culture in Norway.

  • There are no application deadlines for dubbing grants and applications are processed continuously.
    Application processing time is normally 6 weeks.

  • If the grant is disbursed in two parts, you must report in time or apply for an extension.

    Mandatory attachments in relation to the reporting

    • Financial statements
      The financial statement shall show all expenses for the project. If you are reporting on a travel grant, you shall instead submit receipts documenting the expenses in relation to the budget. Expenses for food and driving are not covered.
    • Project funding
      Specify and explain what funding the project has and who is funding the project.
    • Project financial report
      An audited financial report for the project is required if the grant is more than NOK 200 000. If not, the accountant must sign all financial statements.
    • Development grant
      In relation to the report for a development grant you must submit the potential pilot, script and other material which is completed in relation to the project implementation.

     

    Missing report / Breach of guidelines

    If the grant recipient breaches the guidelines or ISFI does not receive the report and financial accounting may be of significance to the allocation of future grants. The breach in this context means violating ISFI’s guidelines, if the grant is not used in accordance with the rules that are set for the grant, and/or failure to comply with decisions made by ISFI. In the event of a breach as mentioned above, ISFI may also choose to impose these sanctions:

    • Ceasing payment of the grant for the project in question
    • Ceasing payment of the grant for other projects under the grant recipients’ direction
    • Requiring repayment of all or part of the grant
    • Imposing a quarantine of 3 years or less on allocating new grants
    • In the event of a significant breach, ISFI shall impede any form of funding for the project with immediate effect.