In 2019, Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland agreed to establish the NORDDOK fund, focusing on supporting documentary films and TV productions from the three nations. Among the projects that received production funding under the scheme, Ivalo Frank’s 'The Last Human' recently had its world premiere at CPH:DOX 2022, winning the Nordic:Dox Award.
The scheme has now been extended under the title NORDDOK II. A new grant of DKK 27.1m (EUR 3.6m) from the Danish government is laying the ground for more documentary projects and, in turn, raising awareness of the commonwealth of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Denmark, known as the Unity of the Realm.
NORDDOK II will fund film development, production and promotion, and will continue to be administered by the Danish Film Institute.
A central innovation in NORDDOK II, running through 2024, is a separate focus on building skills and networks as a key area of application, thus promoting the development of sustainable film scenes in Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
A Steering Committee oversees the skills and network development aspect, while a documentary editorial board assesses applications for project funding.
Both the Steering Committee and the Editorial Board are made up of representatives from Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Denmark:
- Naja Brandt, Department of Education, Culture, Sport and Church, Naalakkersuisut
- Tina Í Dali Wagner, Head of Filmshusið, Tórshavn
- Claus Ladegaard, CEO of the Danish Film Institute
- Klaus Georg Hansen, Chairman of Film.gl, Greenland
- Jan Berg Jørgensen, Head of Communications, Faroe Islands
- Heidi Kim Andersen, Film Commissioner, Danish Film Institute