South Tyrol ∙ Alto Adige Film, which BLS set up in 2009, gave many different types of support to a variety of film and television productions based locally and abroad for projects being shot in South Tyrol in 2009. The province is attractive not only because of its diverse landscape and excellent weather conditions, but also because it offers filmmakers active support in all of the administrative aspects of production.
Financing and Promotion of Films
South Tyrol offers good conditions for the film industry despite its relatively small size. In addition to the region’s public broadcast station, its Zelig Film School is another pivotal factor. Now that the Autonomous Province of Bolzano has created its own Film Fund in order to encourage film and television projects to use the region as a location—at least for portions of a shoot—support has become even more focused. BLS – Film Südtirol ∙ Alto Adige is your expert partner not only for securing public funds, but also in tapping alternative ways of financing your project.
Production and Location Services
Whether your project calls for charming vineyards, idyllic mountain farms or a dramatic alpine backdrop: South Tyrol’s scenery offers unspoilt nature and picturesque villages. The region also has industrialised urban areas, though, and is thus diverse enough for a wide variety of film projects ranging from Hollywood-style action movies to art-house independent films. In order to make these numerous facets easily accessible to film and television producers, BLS – Film Südtirol ∙ Alto Adige provides support with location scouting and assists with the handling of administrative procedures such as obtaining shooting permits.
In addition, BLS – Film Südtirol ∙ Alto Adige offers consultation services regarding tax and legal questions that may arise when shooting in South Tyrol and Italy.