The government-set remit of the Norwegian Film Commission is to facilitate, attract and maximise international film and TV production in Norway.
We work to strengthen and promote Norway's film and television infrastructure, and liaise with government to assure and maintain film-friendly policies.
The commission provides:
- Location scouting services for high-impact productions
- Bespoke production support and troubleshooting
- Assistance sourcing locations, studios, facilities, and professionals
- Advice and liaison services regarding regulations and permits
- Advisement on incentive and funding sources within Norway
Phone +47 918 26 282
Who We Are
Meghan Beaton is the chief executive of the official national film commission ofNorway, with a remit to attract, support and maximise the production of international feature film and television in Norway.
Engaging national stakeholders and international partners, representing the commission on a full range of communication activities.
Chairperson of the Board
Chairperson and chair member for multiple creative industry bodies, as well as higher education institutions. Marit was previously the chairperson of the board at the Norwegian Film Institute, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, National Library of Norway, National Travelling Theatre, and others, and was Director of Human Resource Development at Telenor.
Hilde Charlotte Solheim
Vice Chairperson of the Board
Chairperson and chairmember of the board of multiple tourism entities and organisations, museums and cultural centres. Hilde has previously been the Director of Tourism and Culture at Virke, The Federation of Norwegian Enterprise, Director of Communications and Business Policy at the Norwegian Hospitality Association, and journalist at a range of national newspapers.
Director for society and arena at Arts and Culture Norway, the main governmental operator for the implementation of Norwegian cultural policy. Torbjørn has broad experience from public administration, politics, organizational development and the cultural sector, was a political adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and branch director for the Virke Norwegian Producers Association
Academy-award nominated executive producer with over 40 years experience. In addition Aage has been a professor at the Norwegian Film School, acted as board member to the Norwegian Film Institute, led the Norwegian Producer’s Association, and was the acting board member in charge of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer opening and closing ceremonies. In 2022 Aage was awarded the Amanda Committee Honorary Award, the highest award given in the Norwegian film industry.
Sigrid Ina Simonesen
The Norwegian Film Commission has established strategic partnerships with international, national and regional bodies on a range of overlapping interests, including:
British Film Commission, the national agency with a remit to maximise and support the production of international feature film and television in the UK. We have entered in to an MoU with the aim of enhancing the collaboration between the UK and Norwegian screen industries, as well as facilitating film and high-end TV production between the two territories.
Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. They collaborate with the Norwegian Film Commission on development of value chains and competency within the film industry, profiling Norway as a tourist and filming destination, and development of Norway as a sustainable filming destination.
Together with the Norwegian Film Commission these organisations collaborate on a range of activities to increase competency and capacity within the Norwegian film industry:
Virke Norwegian Producers Association organizes and represents over 140 Norweigan independent production companies within all audiovisual formats.
The Norweigan Filmmakers' Association is a trade union and collective rights management organisation within the audiovisual industry.
The Norwegian Film Commission collaborates with the five regional commissions in Norway to attract and facilitate international productions in Norway: Eastern Norway Film Commission, Midgard Film Commission, Northern Norway Film Commission, Oslo Film Commission, and Western Norway Film Commission.
In collaboration with the regional commissions of Norway, the Norwegian Film Commission participates in joint profiling activities at select trade conferences and festivals with our partners in the Nordic Film Commissions.