About the Film Commissions
The Film Commissions were first established during the 1940s in the United States, followed by Australia, Canada and Europe. Supported by Public bodies (either State or Regional, Provincial or Municipal Councils) the Film Commissions aim at encouraging film and audio-visual productions to operate within their area of establishment, granting them free services and assistances.
Local finances together with economic and cultural activities reap incredible benefits from the development of the audio-visual industry.
To achieve their aim, the Film Commissions emphasise the geographical and cultural features of the chosen locations, of the local professionals and of both general and specific services, reducing bureaucratic and fiscal obstacles.
The benefits to the area are both direct, due to the investments in the hospitality and other services and employment, and indirect, due to the increased tourist flow to the localities chosen as film locations.