The South of France Film Commision
The South of France Film Commision - Var's goal is to facilitate the work of produccers and their crew teams and to promote the Var area near the professionals of the film industry at a national and international level. The services are free :
Five major roles :
1 Resources -To gather both human and material resources and research the geographical, historical, and cultural heritage of the region through :
- website www.filmvar.com
- Production Guide
- Location library including over 50 000 photos
- Updated crew list
The South of France Film Commission – Var sends out over 12 000 photos in response to an average of 200 production inquiries per year.
2- Marketing and promotion
Marketing and promotion : to promote sites in the Var to producers for their future films
3 -Assistance and consulting : to act as a liaison between the film industry and all people concerned by its activities in order to facilitate team work on preparation, shooting and ensure on-site support for the productions.
4- Government Liaison for Film and Television Production, filming permits...
5-Economic surveying : to evaluate overall strengths and weaknesses of the local business community’s ability to service the film industry.
The Var is one of the most filmed spots in the world. Magnificent landscapes,a preserved coastline, an incredibly varied raw environment, infrastructures,hilltop villages with picturesque lanes, small romantic ports, and surprising— at times unexpected — backdrops. Not to mention, a clear blue sky andunrivaled natural sunlight! Blessed by the gods of cinema, the region seems tobe an inexhaustible source of movie locations.The Var is solidly invested in the film industry. Manufacturers, institutions,administrators, reception and accommodation professionals, technicians —they all understand what’s at stake for the economic success of the region inthis business and know how to get things done.The Var Film Commission is living proof of that ambition. Our mission is towork hand-in-hand with film productions before, during and even after yourshoot.Here’s a random selection of just some of the French and internationalproductions that have recently shot in the Var:Magic in the MoonlightbyWoody Allen,Submergenceby Wim Wenders,Le Mal de Pierresby NicoleGarcia,Happy Endby Michaël Haneke,Le Redoutableby Michel Hazanavicius,Paul Sanchez est revenuby Patricia Mazuy,Jour Jby Reem Kherici,C’est beaula Vie quand on y pense, by Gerard Jugnot.But we’d like to show you what we can do personally! So your best bet is tocontact us and book a location scout.