Western Norway Film Commission attends Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film from May 17th to May 22nd.
Oscar-winner Danis Tanovic's The Postcard Killings, based on the James Patterson and Liza Marklund bestseller, is shooting in the Hardanger Mountains with local co-producers from Packshot LAB.
The film is produced by Good Films’ Miriam Segal, alongside Paul Brennan, Peter Calvin Nelson and Leopoldo Gout, and features a cast that includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Connie Nielsen, Denis O'Hare, Naomi Battrick and Ruairi O'Connor.
Filming is also taking place in Sweden and London.
The Norway segment is backed by the 25% cash rebate and Mediefondet Zefyr.
The filming of brand new Norwegian Netflix Original Ragnarok has just begun in Odda, Norway. The cast includes David Stakston, Jonas Strand Gravli, Theresa Frostad Eggesbø, Herman Tømmeraas And Emma Bones. The series is created by award winning writer, Adam Price, and produced by SAM productions. Ragnarok will launch exclusively on Netflix in 2020.
The Innocents is an upcoming supernatural YA-series created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric. The series will consist of eight episodes which will be released on Netflix worldwide. The Innocents stars Sorcha Groundsell as June, Percelle Ascott as Harry and Guy Pearce as Halvorson, as well as Norwegian actors Lise Risom Olsen, Ingunn Beate Øyen and Trond Fausa.
Hanging on to the cliff edge with only four fingers and fighting to avoid the 604-metre drop, Tom Cruise introduces the world to Preikestolen in one of this year’s biggest blockbusters. Western Norway Film Commission is proud to have hosted what critics have labeled as one of the most daring action scenes in film history.
Valldalen and Juvet Landscape Hotel are among the finalists competing for the Best European Film Location Award. The competition is organized by Filming Europe, and the finalists are selected by a group of Cineuropa film critics and experts. The winner will be announced at the European Parliament in Brussels on November 7th.
In his biggest budget and most ambitious film to date, Alexander Payne stages a timely social satire, introducing Norway to the silver screen with Matt Damon in the lead role. Partly shot in Bergen and Trollfjorden, the premiere marks a pivotal moment for Norway as a top tier filmmaking destination. Downsizing is the first film backed by Norway's new cash rebate.
The 20th eQuinoxe Europe Intl. Screenwriter’s Workshop returns to the majestic Sognefjord in Western Norway, to celebrate its 20th workshop. Screenwriters and experts - BAFTA-winners and Oscar-nominees - from Australia, UK, France, India, Germany, Switzerland, Bosnia Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Austria and Finland will meet for a one-week creative exchange at the historic Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand.
Western Norway Film Commission exhibits at the Indian International Film Tourism Conclave in Mumbai, February 23rd - 25th.
If you are interested in hearing more about filming in Norway and accessing the 25% cash rebate, visit us in our booth located at the Marriott Hotel JW Juhu, Juhu Tara Road.
Norway announced its state budget for 2017 today, and will set aside NOK 56 million (approximately USD 7 million) for the 25% film incentive, up from NOK 45 million in 2016. The incentive aims to encourage large budget productions to film in Norway, and comes in addition to funding programmes for domestic production and co-production.
Norwegian Film Institute will open for applications for the 25% film incentive on September 1st 2016, and the application deadline is set for January 2017. Production costs assumed in Norway after confirmed receipt of the application will qualify for the cash back. The program cap will be announced in the State Budget, expected October 6th 2016.
The shooting of the Telugu film Premam, a remake of the Malayalam hit with the same name, completed successfully in Norway last week, with filming taking place in Aurland (pictured), Flåm, Stalheim, Voss, and Ulvik. Two songs depicting dream sequences of the lead actors Shruti Haasan and Naga Chaitanya will be a part of the film releasing this fall.
Backed by Norway's new cash rebate, Alexander Payne's eagerly awaited Matt Damon-starrer moves to Western Norway and Lofoten to capture coastal and fjord locales. Downsizing stars Kristen Wiig (of Norwegian descent), Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis, Neal Patrick Harris, Christoph Waltz, Udo Kier, Paul Mabon, Warren Belle and Hong Chau, as well as Nordic actors such as Norway's Ingjerd Egebjerg and Sweden's Rolf Lassgård.