Film i Väst is a regional resource and production centre for film, founded in 1992. In the last six years Film i Väst has co-produced more than 90 feature films.
Film Väst is the most successful regional film fund in Scandinavia. Film Väst seeks projects that can compete in the most prestigious film festivals and/or be seen by a large international audience. Film Väst accepts applications for feature film co-productions throughout the year. All co-productions are required to bring elements of production or post-production to Region Västra Götaland, work with a Swedish production partner, and hire crew and workers from the region.
Film Väst - A part of Region Västra Götaland
Established in Trollhättan Film i Väst is financed by local authorities in north-west Västra Götaland, the European Union Regional Development Fund, the Swedish Film Institute, and its own earnings. The goal of the enterprise is to establish western Sweden as the foremost film production region in northern Europe. The films produced shall be of high quality and competitive on the international market.
The best known area of Film i Väst's activity is the support of feature films, but we also work to support local film endeavour in the development of short and documentary film, film distribution in Sweden, and in the development of talented young film makers in the region. Strategic initiatives in education for filmmakers and support for developing regional filmfestivals and film fora are other important commitments.
Film i Väst is working through film production to build a business complex,an augmented cluster. Since 1998, seventy new film and media related companies have been established,and have survived in the region. In cooperation with university and adult educational instiutions, courses have been started to build up professional competence and skills. Film i Väst offers the same kind of service as a film commission.
Film i Väst co-production contributions
* Financing up to one third of the film's budget if the film is shot in western Sweden.
* Excellent studio facilities and well-developed infrastructure
* Highly experienced film crews