Contact: Tiina Laasonen
Phone: +358 400 888 454
Finland Film Commission is the national level film commission, facilitating co-operation of regional film commissions and offering single point of contact for any queries related to filming in Finland. Finland Film Commission welcomes film, commercials and television productions to shoot in Finland's magnificent northern European landscapes and to make use of the country's high standard infrastructure and skilled professionals.
If you are interested in learning more about possibilities of filming in Finland, do not hesitate to get in touch so we can advise you further.
Contact: Maija Laine
Phone: +358 44 703 7525
Frozen harbours, Siberian tundra, northern industrial milieus and wild unspoilt nature. Ever fancied shooting in such a location?
It is possible to shoot such scenes close to the necessary production amenities in Northern Finland. The North Finland Film Commission serves domestic and international production teams by offering local expertise and reliable co-operation network in the Northern Finland.
Contact: Johanna Karppinen
Phone: +358 40 5717 061
Arctic, unspoilt landscapes. Village scenes. Snow and Ice. Magnificent sky and light that takes your breath away. This is the setting in which the Finnish Lapland Film Commission (FLFC) helps productions interested in filming in locations of the great North.
Due to Lapland's long traditions as a hub of tourism, accessibility and services are excellent all around Lapland. You can practically fly right next to an arctic landscape and stay in a high quality hotel while filming in the wilderness.
FLFC would like to be your first contact point when you are planning a shoot in Lapland and will help you to make your stay efficient, safe and result-oriented. We offer a series of services free of charge, such as:
- location scouting
- information on filming opportunities and locations in the area.
- help in finding a location scout / location manager
- a production directory with contact information of local operators, production companies and production service companies
- information and consulting concerning working with authorities and local officials
The work of FLFC is funded by the Regional Council of Lapland through the European Regional Development Fund, as well as by other public and private stakeholders in the region.
Contact: Teija Raninen
Phone: +358 50 5590549
West Finland Film Commission is a part of the regional development centre in the City of Turku. WFFC's mission is to serve production companies the best way possible, which is done by utilising the services of the whole public sector. WFFC also has a production fund. WFFC offers production companies a uniquely beautiful production environment close to the largest archipelago in the world, in a medieval city milieu. From the dense group of islands, some inhabited and others rural and rugged, to country villages and technology hubs, Turku is a place for productions of all sizes.
WFFC's one-stop-shopping principle helps producers meet even the highest requirements of any production with a vast range of services, e.g.
-Studio space and production office facilities
-Location scouting (3 days) and shooting permits for free
-Help with transportation, catering and accommodation
-Information and recruiting of local film professionals and assistants
-Trainees and resources from an internationally acknowledged Film and Animation academy
-Direct contacts to all 17 000 companies operating in Western Finland
Find beautiful locations in all four seasons within easy access from all over the world. Welcome to the Southwestern parts of Finland!
Contact: Marika Turkia
Phone: +358 50 409 6026
East Finland's first taste of filmmaking was a dish of gourmet calibre. In 1965, David Lean's Academy Award winning film, Dr. Zhivago was shot in four regions of East Finland. Throughout the years the natural beauty of the region and the rich culture of the people have served as an inspiration for filmmakers.
Recent developments in technology and infrastructure have sparked a renaissance within the local film industry. Two of the most recent films shot in East Finland, Pigs and Pearls and The Dog Nail Clipper have garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success.
Visiting producers will enjoy the advantages of East Finland's long summer days, vast forests and seemingly infinite lake settings as well the consistent winter environment, including the most snowfall in the entire country. With long periods of frosty weather beginning in late October and growing until the end of March, 70-80 cm of clean white snow blanket the region.
The East Finland Film Commission promotes the unblemished beauty of the region and coordinates the local infrastructure for visiting productions. We are a One-Stop support system that will lend guidance and resources to each phase of your production.