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Norway filming incentive attracts Indian interest

Norway’s recently-launched 25% filming incentive is attracting interest from India’s production industry.

New Indian movie Akira – not to be confused with a planned remake of the 1988 Japanese manga classic of the same name – has become the first film from the Kannada region of South India to shoot in Norway, reports Indo-Asian News Service (IANS).

“Norway is entering the Indian films market slowly, but has a lot to offer,” said Richard Wallace, international locations co-ordinator on Akira, in comments to IANS. 

“The beauty of the whole of Europe is put together in one Norway. Indian films will make sure this beauty is exposed to the global audience in the near future. Norway offers an excellent mix of natural beauty and city charm for the Indian cameras to capture.”

Norway launched its first national filming incentive late last year and within a few months had secured location filming for Michael Fassbender’s crime drama The Snowman.

In the last few weeks Iceland announced plans to boost its existing 20% filming incentive from early next year, while authorities in Finland are working on their first formal filming support.   

For more on filming in Norway see our production guide.