The Western Norway Film Summit
- Publisert 17. februar 2017
The Western Norway Film Summit is an annual gathering of selected international guests, and regional producers, directors, commissioners, financiers and film workers based in the counties of Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn & Fjordane and Møre & Romsdal. Organized for the first time in 2010, the summit has proven to be a success and a great platform for moving projects forward.
The 2017 Summit: Sola in Rogaland county
The 2017 edition takes place in Sola at Clarion Hotel Air, offering a three days conference programme of case studies and presentations of new film and tv projects. Gathering the main production companies and filmmakers in the region, as well as institutions like the Norwegian Film Institute, The Film Fond Zefyr and the regional film centres the summit also aims to be the most important yearly meeting place for the production business in the region.
Production companies in Western Norway are working across all formats. International awards given to local productions include a Palm d'Ôr and Semaine de la Critique for best short film, and awards from AIB, Monte Carlo TV Festival and many others. Western Norway is also home to national broadcaster TV2, and a group of companies at the cutting edge of 3D and real-time graphics.
Aside from the local production activity, Western Norway has internationally been recognized in productions such as New Line Cinema's Golden Compass, Warner Bros' Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Fandango Film's La Passione as well as Studio Hamburg's Liebe am Fjord. Consequently you will also find experienced production service companies in the region, and film professionals accustomed to working on international projects.
If you would like to know more about the Film Summit or the production community in Western Norway, feel free to contact Sigmund Elias Holm at Western Norway Film Commission on sigmund[at]wnfc.no or +47 5555 3642.
The Film Organizations:
Western Norway Film Commission - www.wnfc.no
Western Norway Film Commission offers free services to audiovisual projects eyeing to shoot in Western Norway, and aims to make life easier for visiting directors, producers, art directors and location managers in their search for locations and production partners. WNFC hosts free and customized location scouting trips for international filmmakers, introducing the local industry and regional funds.
The two regional film centres plays a critical role in assisting new film talent to bring their ideas to the screen, providing various schemes of skills development, funding for development and production (documentaries and shorts), and development for feature films and tv drama.
Mediefondet Zefyr - www.mfz.no
Zefyr, the new media fund covering the west and south of Norway, provides public support and private equity to feature films, tv drama and games. Zefyr is the result of a merger between Filmkraft Fond and Film Fund Fuzz, and is the biggest regional fund in Norway. Zefyr is owned by Bergen City Council and Rogaland County, and provides support and investments to audiovisual projects in the counties of Telemark, Øst-Agder, Vest-Agder, Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane and Møre og Romsdal.