Western Norway Film Commission was established in 2003, and is funded by the counties of Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane and Møre og Romsdal.
Western Norway Film Commission was established in 2003 to attract film, television and commerical productions to Western Norway, and to promote the international growth of the regional film industry.
Since its inception the film commission has helped projects from all corners of the world, including Japan, India, Turkey, Russia, US, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark. The film commission works with directors, production designers, producers, and location scouts worldwide, offering free assistance such as incentive and funding guidance, location research, familiarization tours, budgeting, crew lists and information on logistics, permits, et.al.
The film commission is collaborating closely with other Scandinavian and international film commissions, with local tourism associations and destination companies, as well as with the Norwegian foreign service.
WNFC is organized as an independent, non-profit division, established and funded exclusively by the regional counties. All services by Western Norway Film Commission are provided free of charge, and independent from any commercial provider.
From 2003 to 2009 the film commission was supported by the counties of Hordaland, Sogn & Fjordane and Rogaland, and from 2010 onwards by Hordaland, Sogn & Fjordane and Møre & Romsdal.
The film commission now operates as a division of Western Norway Film Centre, who provides production support and skills development to the local film sector.
WNFC has been a member of Association of Film Commissioners International since 2003, and a member of European Film Commissions Network since 2007. WNFC is also a founding partner in the Scandinavian Locations alliance.