Tax breaks / incentives
Sweden’s production community has been lobbying for tax breaks this year. Echoing the situation in Norway, the industry is worried that, without some kind of government support, work will go elsewhere in Europe. As yet there has been no response from the government. That said, foreign producers can apply for financing from one of four regional film funds or the national film fund – subject to conditions being met.
One of these funds is Film i Vast, on Sweden’s west Coast. Film i Vast says: “To be eligible for financing, part of the film’s production must be done in West Sweden, this can be in the form of shooting days or post production. Film i Vast is an equity investor, and can invest up to 100% of the production costs allocated to West Sweden. Now involved in 30-40 film and TV projects annually, it is the most significant source of funding for films in Sweden, after the Swedish Film Institute, and finances more international productions than any entity in Scandinavia.”