The North Star Film Alliance leads you to versatile locations, established film industry professionals, and effective incentive systems in three Northern European countries - Estonia, Finland and Latvia. Each unique, yet united in their versatility and shared values. Find eye-catching undiscovered locations shaped by the seasons, expeditious cash-rebate and native film professionals with sharp instincts. A down-to-earth approach to filmmaking that stands out.Lets make a scene!
Aurora borealis in Lapland. Photo by Thomas Kast
Region with a pristine nature, brimming with never-before-used natural locations just awaiting to be discovered. The five distinct seasons – with nearly around the clock sunlight in summer and darkness in winter – as well as guaranteed snow in the Finnish Lapland only adding to the picture.
Due to the rich history with both Nordic and Russian influence, the region offers architectural backdrops from medieval towns and Tsarist cathedrals to gritty Soviet-era sites, from fishing villages to contemporary cities and everything in between.
Estonia, Finland and Latvia are home to highly educated, skilled professionals committed to their craft. This vast array of talent at your fingertips through local companies offering 360° production, and coming to you with English fluency, typical for the region.
Region famed for its digital culture and services, often dubbed as the world-leader when it comes to technology. Whether it means fast and reliable internet, or all encompassing telecommunication coverage – or why not the best drone pilots in the world.
Joint film region with a competitive cost base, featuring parts sinificantly cheaper than many alternatives around the world. Featuring lucrative incentives making filming even more affordable, minimal bureaucracy and one entry point to keep things simple and easy.
Three countries all belonging to the European Union, all of them among the world's safest and politically stable nations. Small populations with plenty of space making them safe and peaceful, whether you're shooting in a city or a secluded hideaway.
Helsinki is the European hub for travel to Asia, offering the most direct flights to and from Asia, and is equally easily accessed from Europe, Africa and North America. Supported by wide and reliable regional transportation links on land, sea and air, tying the three countries together.