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Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Film & Photography Production Services

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Faroe Islands? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in Faroe Islands? See below for an introduction to Faroe Islands film locations, permits, when to shoot, costs, talent, crews, equipment, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits, film friendly hotels, transport, communications and safety advice.

Faroe Islands Film Locations

The Faroe Islands are best known for their pristine natural beauty marked by green, rugged, coastal landscapes with waterfalls plunging into dark seas. Sheep roam the countryside as fishing trawlers make their way back to picturesque coastal villages. Of particular interest are the villages of Gasadalur, Funningur, Eioi, and Porkeri. Faroese houses are known for their grass roofs. Lake Sørvágsvatn is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. Cold waters and clean seas also make the Faroe Islands a popular underwater photography destination.

The Faroe Islands are an autonomous territory of Denmark.

Faroe Islands Film Location Permits

Faroe Islands film location permits are generally a quick and easy process. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Despite its northern location, the Faroe Islands are relatively mild due to the Gulf Stream. The islands commonly experience wild changes in weather conditions throughout the course of a day. Midsummer sees almost 20 hours of daylight. The best months for Aurora Borealis photography are between September and March. For monthly weather statistics please see here.

Boat races in traditional Faroese boats take place at the festivals competing in the FM challenge throughout the warmer months of May to August.

Costs & Tax Incentives

Costs. The Faroe Islands are an expensive place to film both in terms of getting there and local costs which are high since nearly all goods need to be imported. Since little to no filming infrastructure exists all key crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. Our Faroese fixer will negotiate local deals and provide the appropriate level of production support to match every budget.

Tax Incentives. There are no tax incentives for foreign feature films or commercials shooting in the Faroe Islands.

Film Crew & Talent

Crews. The Faroe Islands have a very small pool of local directors, videographers and stills photographers. Only basic local production support. Your shooting crew needs to be brought in from abroad.

Contact us if you are looking for a director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew for your shoot in the Faroe Islands.

Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiated on a personal basis. The majority of Faroese are of a Scandinavian background. All other talent looks need to be brought in from abroad.

Faroe Islands Film Equipment

Equipment. None available locally. Must bring in your camera, lighting and grip equipment from abroad.

Communication. Extensive mobile phone coverage and internet access.

Art Department, Studios, Backlots, & Post Production

Art department, set construction, studios and backlots don’t exist in the Faroe Islands.

Post Production. Not available.

Visas & Work Permits

Although the Faroe Islands are not a member of the Schengen Area, crew travelling on passports of western countries can enter the Faroe Islands visa-free for stays of up to 90 days. No work permits required for short-stay filming. Contact your local Danish embassy / Faroe Islands representative for more information.

Transport & Accommodation

Transportation Infrastructure. The Faroe Islands have an extensive road and tunnel network connecting most of islands. On the large islands small hamlets are generally accessible by road. Ferry services are also readily available. Travel on the smaller islands is mostly done on foot. Year-round flights are available from Denmark, England, Iceland and Norway.

Accommodation. The Faroe Islands have a handful of film friendly hotels. Please contact us for recommendations and special rates.

Final Notes

Safety. The Faroe Islands have virtually no street crime. See here for more information.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in the Faroe Islands, please see below:

Hire Faroe Islands Production Support & Shooting Crew

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer for your shoot in the Faroe Islands, please contact us.

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in the Faroe Islands, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.

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