An alliance of Nordic film commissions has launched a new strategy to promote the region as an attractive location to international producers.

Scandinavian Locations is made up of nine film commissions across Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and it will launched at on May 18 at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Truls Kontny, head of Film Commission Norway, said: “Financial conditions are different in the Nordic countries. Only Iceland has a 20% reimbursement scheme available to film producers; but throughout the region there are regional funds which can participate in film projects.”

He added that the alliance aims to promote the area as an attractive and friendly place to shoot, and to enhance its reputation outside of Europe.

He said that the nine commissions started planning the strategy at last year’s Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) conference. Members of Scandinavian Locations also includes Northern Finland Film Commission, Finnish Lapland Film Commission, Film in Iceland, Western Norway Film Commission, Mid-Nordic Film Commission, Film Commission Norway, Öresund Film Commission, Stockholm Film Commission and Swedish Lapland Film Commission.