The Film Commission of Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is the central information centre and network for the North German film industry. With offices in Hamburg and Kiel, one of its main tasks is to strengthen the shooting region of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. The Film Commission offers counsel in the choice of shooting locations and establishes contact with suppliers of shooting permits as well as service providers, it organizes location tours, facilitates shooting preparations and, if so required, it functions as a clearing house. Furthermore, it makes use of its close contact with the industry as well as the local authorities to develop initiatives for the optimization of shooting conditions.
The Film Commission Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is available to all film projects – irrespective of any financial support given by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein – and offers its counsel to TV films and series as well as to international cinema films, documentaries, short films and advertising film productions. The aim is to make the film landscape of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein as vivacious and as popular as possible by means of customer-oriented services and an attractive location marketing.
March 2009 saw the starting gun being fired for the location network "Location-Netzwerk Schleswig-Holstein
". Put into practice in cooperation with the tourism agency Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein (TASH) and respective tourism partners on location, the aim of the initiative is to create a positive marketing for Germany’s northernmost federal state as a shooting location and to provide film professionals on location with competent local contact people to offer counsel in seeking out locations, to sensitize the local press during shooting and to guarantee an alleviation of shooting conditions.
Within the network of German Film Commissions, the Film Commission Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is committed to encouraging a nationwide exchange of information and experience regarding shooting and location issues. Together, the film commissions put standards for services and marketing actions into practice that pertain to the film location of Germany. The joint portal “Location Germany” was presented at the 2003 Berlinale.
Since 2004 the Film Commission is a member of AFCI, the Association of Film Commissioners International. AFCI Internet pages, membership registers and publications have allowed for an improved representation of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein throughout the worldwide film industry. more
Also since 2004, the Film Commission has been taking a substantial part in initiating the European Film Commission Network (EuFCN). more