Film Väst is a regional film fund located on the Swedish west coast in Västra Götaland. It’s main headquarters are situated 70 km from Gothenburg in Trollhättan, the country’s lead­ing film city, affectionately referred to by locals as Trollywood.

Since its inception, Film Väst has co-pro­duced more than 450 feature films, in addition to many TV dramas, shorts and documenta­ries, establishing Västra Götaland as the most prominent film region in Sweden and the home to many film companies.

Film Väst is a company wholly owned by Västra Götalandsregionen, the Regional Au­thority of Västra Götaland. The Regional Au­thority’s intention is that the work of Film Väst will make a substantial contribution to estab­lishing Västra Götaland as the foremost film production region in northern Europe.

In order to be eligible for financing from Film Väst some part of a film’s production must be carried out in the region of west Sweden, either in the form of shooting days or post production. Film Väst is an equity investor and makes in­vestments in up to a maximum of 100 % of the production costs allocated to the region. Next to the Swedish Film Institute, Film Väst is the most significant source of funding for films in Sweden and co-produces more international feature films than any entity in Scandinavia.