Film Väst is a regional resource and production centre for film, founded in 1992. In the last six years Film Väst has co-produced more than 90 feature films.
Established in Trollhättan, Film Väst is financed by local authorities in north-west, Västra Götaland, the European Union Regional Development Fund, the Swedish Film Institute, and its own earnings. The goal of the enterprise is to establish western Sweden as the foremost film production region in northern Europe.
The films produced are of high quality and competitive on the international market.
The best known area of Film i Väst's activity is the support of feature films, but they also work to support local film endeavour in the development of short and documentary film, film distribution in Sweden, and in the development of talented young film makers in the region. Strategic initiatives in education for filmmakers and support for developing regional film festivals and film fora are other important commitments.
Film Väst is working through film production to build a business complex, an augmented cluster.
Since 1998, seventy new film and media related companies have been established, and have survived in the region. In cooperation with university and adult educational institutions, courses have been started to build up the professional competence and skills. Film Väst offers the same kind of service as a film commission.
Film Väst co-production contributions:
- Financing up to one third of the film’s budget, if the film is shot in western Sweden.
- Excellent studio facilities and a well-developed infrastructure.
- Highly experienced film crews.
Cine-Regio representative - Mrs. Katarina Krave
Katarina Krave is the CFO of Film i Väst, responsible for the economic and legal (including the co-production agreements) issues in the company. Katarina Krave has been working with Film Väst since the start in 1992. Before that she worked in a bank and as a researcher/commissioner in the regional council for culture.