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Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Film & Photography Production Services & Camera Crews

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in the Faroe Islands? Contact us for trusted fixers, producers, directors, DoPs, videographers, photographers, and full shooting crews tailored for the specific needs of your project.

Filming in the Faroe Islands

For an introduction to shooting in the Faroe Islands see below notes on film locations, permits, when to shoot, unique local stories, costs, tax incentives, crews, talent, equipment, communications, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits for filming, transport, film-friendly accommodation, 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.

Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in the Faroe Islands.

Unique Local Stories

Brands are looking for local stories that match their brand narrative. Our local teams are a great lead for sourcing those unique stories and characters.

If you are looking for stories for your next shoot, send us your brief and we will pitch you ideas.

If you have a unique story you would like to pitch to a brand anywhere in the world, pitch us your idea. We have well-established processes to ensure that your ideas are properly seen and protected.

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. 

Communication is key. Our agility and global experience allows us to customise the right communications systems for every shoot.

Web posted casting, scouting, and videoconferencing.

For clients that are unable to attend set we offer a virtual video village solution. This dedicated and secure high-resolution video streaming platform allows clients from one or multiple timezones to view setups without compromise and to participate in real-time with the team on set. Separate systems can be set up for the discrete conversations that are required to make a job run right. Working remotely with our local teams reduces your content production costs, turnaround times, carbon footprint, and risks associated with unpredictable global events.

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.

Down Time.

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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