Sweden

Funding bodies

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

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

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To encourage Swedish film and film industry and to grant development and production funding for Swedish features, documentaries, and shorts with a potential to reach a high artistic level and large audiences, both national and international

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Movie Region Stockholm-Mälardalen is the capital region's production center for film - a collaboration between the public and private sectors to encourage film production in the Stockholm-Mälardalen and to strength the region's visibility and competitiveness.The organization was founded in 2007 by...

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Film i Skåne is a regional center for film and video with the task of promoting all aspects of films for the region of Skåne in the south of Sweden.

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To invest in coproductions that have the potential to be seen by a large audience or compete for prestigious prizes in festivals, and through these investments contribute to the growth of the industry, infrastructure and the development of talent in the region of Västra Götaland

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Filmpool Nord is a regional centre for film and television production in the Northern Sweden. In addition, Filmpool Nord is a resource centre for film, which means that we work actively with programmes for children and young people in the region.

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Regulation

Citizens of the following countries need a
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, China, excl. Hongkong and Macao, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Fiji, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Korea (North-), Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgystan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, FYROM, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Nothern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tomé & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more details please consult: http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Visiting-Sweden.html

Permits are required for some specific natural locations. The cost of a permit varies according to the location as well as the nature and size of the production. Stockholm Film Commission recommends all international productions to work with a local location manager and a production company. If you are not causing any disturbance in the area you are shooting in, you do not need a shooting permit, but it is always a good idea to contact local authorities when shooting on public ground. A police permit costing SEK 500 can be obtained at a local police station.

Sweden accepts and recommends ATA Carnet for the importation of goods for film production. It allows the temporary importation of goods without the need of making deposit/guarantee or submitting any Customs Declaration. For more information : www.iccwbo.org/ata/id2965/index.html

Swedish VAT is 25%. Reduced rates of 12% (on food products, hotel services, passenger transportation and import of artworks) and 6% (on newspapers and movie tickets). As an international producer, you may be eligble for a 20% VAT refund.

Copyright is the right that the creator of a literary or artistic work has over the work in question. Copyright exists automatically when the work satisfies the relevant requirements ('verkshöjd' in Swedish). 'Verkshöjd' is a measure of the originality, individuality and independence of a work. Copyright does not need to be asserted by way of registration or similar procedures. Ref: http://www.government.se/sb/d/2707/a/15195 

The Swedish corporate tax rate is 28%. Employers' social security contributions (33 percent of payroll) are deductible from taxable income. Legal working hours : 40h per week.

Film Commissions

Solna

The Stockholm Malardalen Film Commission provides contacts for location scouting, permit management and other services related to professional film production in the region. It covers also the region of the island of Gotland.

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Östersund

The Mid Nordic Film Commission covers the areas of Central Norway and Central Sweden, from the rugged Norwegian Atlantic Coast to the wide open alpine landscapes of Sweden. It aims to offer unused locations, professional crews, financing opportunities and a very film friendly environment.

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Ystad

Known as an innovative and exciting centre for the production of moving images, the region of Oresund (Greater Copenhagen and 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...

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Ystad

The Southern Sweden Film Commission (previously Oresund Film Commission) was established in 2003 to promote the region as an international film location and to service international film- and TV productions shooting in the region. The commission is operated by Film i Skåne.

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Solna

The Sweden Film Commission, in cooperation with the regional commissions, directs you to the right contacts to make your film or tv production in Sweden a smooth running success.

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Lulea

The Swedish Lapland Film Commission provides services to production teams shooting in the region, acting as an intermediary and a coordinator with established film infrastructure, studios, production and post-production companies.

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Trollhattan

The West Sweden Film Commission offers advice and service to producers and assists with contacts with the film industry, locations and authorities of West Sweden.

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