- Regional Film Commissions
Regional Film Commissions
SFC (Seoul Film Commission)
The 600-year old capital of the nation, where tradition and modernity co-exist together, is able to offer everything a film needs. The city is surrounded by mountains and rivers that provide a scenic backdrop to urban space, and contains skyscrapers as well as national treasures and traditional style buildings. As Seoul is the home of 95% of all film related companies and film facilities, over 40% of all local films are shot in the city every year. With the growing recognition and popularity of Korean films in international markets, Seoul has become an increasingly popular destination for international productions and co-productions in recent years.
- Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korea’s most symbolic historic building, overlooking Korea’s largest and most important square, the Gwanghwamun Seoulites
- Located right in the middle of the city Seoul N Tower on Mount Namsan overlooks the homes and workplaces of over 10 million Seoulites
The almost one kilometer wide Han River divides the city into Northern and Southern parts which are connected by 27 bridges each illuminated in their own distinctive style at night.
Incentive programs open to international productions
- Film Production-Support Program
A 25% cash rebate on production costs for film & TV productions shot in Seoul. The Cap at 100,000,000 KRW (approx. 85,000 USD) can be lifted for projects with extraordinary high marketing value.
- Location Scouting-Support Program
Provides the cost of Seoul location scouting for directors, assistant directors, producers, cinematographers or location managers of international projects planning to shoot in Seoul (airline tickets, accommodation, domestic location coordination).
Infrastructure & filming support
- Location FAM Tours: inviting international film professionals, showcasing Seoul as a shooting location and introducing the Korean film industry
- Film Korea (www.filmkorea.or.kr): online database featuring a location database and an industry directory and basic info on shooting in Korea
Recently Supported International Productions
- Dream by KIM Ki-duk, Korea/Japan 2008
- Cafe Seoul by Take Masaharu, Japan 2009
- A Brand New Life, by Ouni Lecomte, France/Korea 2009
- Hello Stranger by Banjong Pisanthanakun, Thailand 2010
- Yellow Sea by NA Hong-jin, Korea/USA 2010
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