Iceland

Funding bodies

Fund Goal

To promote film and TV productions of high quality in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)

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Fund Goal

To encourage co-operation between professionals working in different countries by providing financial support to European co-productions.

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Fund Goal

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including...

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Fund Goal

The role of the Icelandic Film Centre is to fund Icelandic films and promote them abroad. Additionally, and crucial to the development of new generations of filmmakers, the Icelandic Film Centre is also enthusiastic about nurturing film culture in Iceland by supporting local film festivals, seminars...

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Regulation

The nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Iceland:  Albania (This applies only to holders of biometric passports), Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina (This applies only to holders of biometric (red) passports, not blue passports or passports issued by the Coordination Directorate (Koodinaciona uprava), Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, El Salvador, , Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain – Including holders of passports for:, British nationals (Overseas),, British overseas citizens (BOC),, British overseas territories citizens (BOTC),, British protected persons (BPP),, British subjects (BS)., Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (Only applies to those who carry HKSAR passports), Hungary, , Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (Only applies to those who carry MACAOSAR passports), Macedonia (This applies only to holders of biometric passports), Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (This applies only to holders of biometric passports), Monaco, Montenegro (This applies only to holders of biometric passports), Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia (This applies only to holders of biometric (red) passports, not blue passports or passports issued by the Coordination Directorate (Koodinaciona uprava), Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela.
For more details please consult: http://www.iceland.is/iceland-abroad/uk/consular-services/visas/

Citizens from outside the EEA require a work permit to work or operate a business in Iceland.

For most locations getting a permit lasts about 2 days. For closing the street the process can last up to 4 days. For further details please contact: http://www.filminiceland.com/

Iceland is an ATA system member country. For further details please contact: http://www.kefairport.is/English/Before-Departure/Customs-Regulations/

Standard VAT rate in Iceland is 24% and then some categories are exempted from VAT / Reduced: 11%  

 The author of a literary or artistic work shall have copyright therein subject to the limitations specified in this Act. Literary and artistic works include any text composed orally or in writing, a dramatic work, musical composition, work of visual art, architecture, cinematography, photography or applied art, or other comparable art form, by whatever method and in whatever form it is presented. Maps, drawings, moldings, models and other similar devices that present information or explanations on subjects shall enjoy protection in the same manner as literary works. Ref: Copyright Act (No. 73 of May 29, 1972, as last amended by Act No. 82 of June 16, 1998) (http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=128157#LinkTarget_2564)

Film Commissions

Reykjavik

Film in Iceland is the icelandic Film Commission, run by Invest in Iceland, a one stop information centre for foreign investors and provides information on investment opportunities in Iceland and the business environment. Invest in Iceland is a part of Promote Iceland. In recent years Iceland has been...

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