ICELAND IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK!!
COME VISIT ICELAND AND BE INSPIRED!!
The Ambassador of Iceland Mr. Thorir Ibsen invited the Indian Film Industry for a presentation on “Filming in Iceland” on Friday 18th September 2015 in Mumbai during the “Locations 2015” event in Orchid Hotel, Mumbai
The central them was to discover how Iceland adds to the magic of Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol’s romantic scenes in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming film “Dilwale” which has a song choreographed by Farah Khan and was entirely shot there.
He further announced that the Film & TV Producers will be able to apply for 20 % of reimbursement from the State Treasury of the cost incurred in the production of films and television programmes in Iceland
Iceland will provide a single window solution with a range of services that offers required permits, Studios, Equipments & experienced local cast crew & other manpower assistance.
Iceland offers a variety of unique filming locations unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s stark landscape and amazing range of geological and natural phenomena with imposing glaciers, geysers, black sand beach makes for arresting visuals.
Iceland also offers picturesque floating icebergs, majestic waterfalls, stark highlands & lava fields. Its yellow sulphur mountains, active and dormant volcanoes have been a treat for film makers from all over the world. Iceland’s vast spectrum of beauty is now within easy reach for Indian Film & TV Producers.
A single window solution will be provided to the Indian film makers with with a range of varied services. Trained local crews with proven experience in shooting quality films in tough climatic conditions will be provided. The country will also provide our film makers with the full range of professional services including assistance with locations, crew, equipment, casting, studios and required permits to shoot. These crew has in the past worked with well know Hollywood film makers.
The 20 % reimbursement scheme is simple, transparent and effective. Iceland is also a member of the European Union single market; hence films and television programs made in Iceland are classified as European content when released in Europe.
The only Bollywood film ever shot in Iceland till date has been the yet to be released Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer “Dilwaale”..Other prominent films shot in Iceland in the past are The Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Batman Begins, Thor, James Bond Films ,Lara Croft : Tomb Raider, Nayak, Brindavana, Aadhavan etc. The spectacular locations, professional services and government incentive makes it indeed one of the best places to shoot a film in the world.
Iceland has also its own film industry. Iceland films are established part of World cinema and are regularly screened in various International film festivals. While typically the films are small scale productions, Icelandic films deal with interesting themes, such as the relationship between man and the powerful indomitable nature, the clash of values and lifestyles, rural and urban loneliness & alienation, the desire to escape, etc. There have been a number of Icelandic films that have been nominated for prestigious film awards and Icelandic directors like Baltasar Kormákur Samper who have directed films like The Deep, 101 Rekjavik, 2 Guns, Contraband and Everest have gained world reputation
Iceland is also a fascinating tourist destination. It is the perfect destination for those who want to refresh their spirit, and combine adventure and unique nature with clean air and clean water owing to pure and renewable energy resources. From a wide variety of things to do, one can enjoy a relaxing visit to the nature bath at “Blue Lagoon” with a relaxing dip in clouds of steam rising up from fissures deep in the earth’s surface that ends with a luxurious bath in warm natural water.
Land of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, of Viking heritage and the most modern design imaginable, of magical folklore and friendly people, Iceland sits at the top of Europe with an abundance of history, metropolitan atmosphere, sublime dining and plenty of charming experiences for you to enjoy. There’s no place else like it!! Look around and you see volcanoes, waterfalls and glaciers & lava fields. Don’t let the name fool you! Thanks to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream, Iceland enjoys temperate climate all year round. Regardless of the season, Icelanders will warmly welcome you. We love to share our culture, and will make extra efforts to ensure that your stay, much like the spectacular landscape, will never be forgotten.
Iceland has become one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. The number of tourist arrival in 2014 was three times the country’s population and it is growing rapidly.
The number of Indian tourist visiting Iceland is steadily increasing as more and more people come to know about the country through films, tourism promotions and word of mouth. Indian travellers can reach Iceland by air from most European capital cities with flying time of three hours or less….