Southern Sweden Film Commission

The bridge to filmmaking in southern Sweden

Foto av Öresundsbron, fotograf Janus Langhorn

Southern Sweden Film Commission was established in 2003 to attract national and international film- and TV-productions to the region of Skåne, Sweden. The Commission is a part of the regional film fund, Film i Skåne and from 2020 our five neighbouring regions, Blekinge, Halland, Kronoberg, Kalmar and Jönköping are part of the commission.

Mikael Svensson, Head of Southern Sweden Film Commission, can answer all your questions about film production in Skåne and connect you with our colleagues in the other Southern Sweden Film Commission regions.

You are also welcome to apply for location scouting in the Southern Sweden Film Commission regions.  

Southern Sweden has everything you are looking for

Southern Sweden is easy to reach and a lot warmer than you might have imagined. Within a short distance you will find medieval towns, castles, large woods, archipelagos and beaches and most locations outside of city areas are free locations because of our “Right to Public Access Law”

A photo-shoot in progress (Anagram Produktion AB)

Southern Sweden is a combination of ultramodern cities with all the high-tech gadgetry and urban sophistication; but just off the superhighway you’ll find plenty of freely available, naturally wild and historically significant places that haven’t changed in centuries (or we’ll find them for you).

We have fully equipped sound stages and you will appreciate the fact that Swedes are renowned for efficiency, punctuality and getting things done.

Apart from that, most of us do speak English.

Sweden has no direct production incentives yet, but we will accommodate every foreign production that come to shoot here with as much other kind of incentives as we can offer. It can be free locations in government owned buildings, free meetings with all permitting officials to plan your shoot, discounts at hotels, equipment houses and car rentals.

There are also regional and national funds to access if you coproduce with a Swedish company.

Southern Sweden Film Commission is part of the regional marketing structure and work as free liaison to the regional and national government and to the film industry in Southern Sweden.

About southern sweden

The hills of Brösarp in Skåne. Photo: Conny Fridh / imagebank.sweden.se

Southern Sweden is Sweden at its most continental.

Connected to Denmark by bridge, its trademark mix of manors, gingerbread-style abodes and delicate, deciduous forests are a constant reminder that central Europe is just beyond the horizon. Dominating the scene is metropolitan Malmö, defined by its cosmopolitan culture and striking, twisting tower.

Further out, velvety fields, sandy coastlines and stoic castles create one of Sweden’s most bucolic landscapes. Add to this the fact that Southern Sweden is often dubbed Sweden’s larder and you have yourself one scrumptious Scandi treat.

Known as an innovative and exciting centre for the production of moving images, Southern Sweden is emerging as the smart location choice for international film productions in Europe. Shooting in the region, you will benefit from a sophisticated film-industry infrastructure, English as a working language and high production value.

Southern Sweden was the playground of Ingmar Bergman for many years and you can also walk in the footsteps of characters like Inspector Wallander and Saga Norén from The Bridge.

represented regions of sweden

The commission is a collaboration of regions in southern Sweden: Skåne, Blekinge, Halland, Kronoberg, Kalmar and Jönköping.

Skåne

A small Scandinavian province in the southernmost part of Sweden – but a large chunk of paradise. Mikael Svensson is our Southern Sweden Film Commission ambassadeur, see contact section.

Read more at Visitskane.com

Blekinge

Recover in Blekinge, and let nature embrace you. Patrik Hörberg is our Southern Sweden Film Commission ambassadeur, see contact section.

Read more at VisitBlekinge.se

Halland

Coastal living in the southwest of Sweden. Anna K Eriksson is our Southern Sweden Film Commission ambassadeur, see contact section.

Read more at VisitHalland.com

Kronoberg

Patrik Hörberg is our Southern Sweden Film Commission ambassadeur, see contact section.

Read more at VisitSmaland.se

Kalmar

Patrik Hörberg is our Southern Sweden Film Commission ambassadeur, see contact section.

Read more at Kalmar.com

Jönköping

Charlotta Miller is our Southern Sweden Film Commission ambassadeur, see contact section.

Read more at VisitSmaland.se

Contact

Contact the film commissioner of each Southern Sweden Film Commission region for specific information about film production in their region. For general questions, contact Mikael Svensson, Head of Southern Sweden Film Commission.

Mikael Svensson

Head of Southern Sweden Film Commission
Southern Sweden Film Commission

Anna K Eriksson

Kommissionär Region Halland
Southern Sweden Film Commission

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