The reimbursement scheme offered in Iceland is simple and efficient. Reimbursements are offered on costs incurred in Iceland for film and TV production. Producers can apply for reimbursements from the State Treasury of 25% of the costs incurred in the production of films and television programs, as of 2017. As Iceland is a member of the EEA, films and television programs made in Iceland receive European content status and can thus be released in Europe without affecting any quotas on the release of non-European content material. Icelandic production can also receive grants offered by the EU and its member countries.
Icelandic scenery and expert production service crews have played an important role in major films and TV programs in recent years. With a varied landscape that can inspire both mythical worlds and strange planets, Iceland can assume many roles.
The Himalayas, a Pacific Island, Siberia, Minnesota, Greenland, postapocalyptic earth and Scandinavia are only a few examples of the places Iceland has stood in for. See examples of the films shots in Iceland.
Advanced infrastructure and experienced Icelandic production companies make sure foreign producers can reap maximum benefit from shooting films, television programs, music videos or commercials in Iceland. The full range of professional services available includes assistance with locations, crew, equipment, casting, studios, permits if needed, etc.