Navarra Film Commission is a film office of the public foundation INAAC (Instituto Navarro de las Artes Audiovisuales y la Cinematografía), created by the Government of Navarra in 2009 with the aim of facilitating the work of audiovisual companies and professionals planning to shoot films in our region.
It offers - free of charge - information, consultancy and administrative procedure services to producers, agencies or companies to facilitate their decision-making process about shooting, recording or photography, and helps interested companies to optimise their human, material and economic resources.
Navarra Film Commission supplies information and acts as a broker for agreements and actions aimed at consolidating and facilitating shooting in the region, acting as a link between the Government of Navarra, other public administrations and private individuals, and also the audiovisual sector.
Navarra is an incredibly attractive region for shooting films: it has a great diversity of attractive landscapes ranging from the green and mountainous valleys in the north to the desert-like plains of the Bardenas Reales in the south. Its villages and spots have conserved a seductive appearance; historical buildings, areas and monuments abound. In terms of communications and services, Navarra is a modern, advanced region with a highly innovative and competitive audiovisual sector.
Dozens of films have been shot in Navarra, some of them well-known: Patton (F.J. Schaffner, 1970); Furtivos (José Luis Borau, 1976); Robin and Marian (Richard Lester, 1977); Vacas (Julio Medem, 1992); Airbag (Juanma Bajo Ulloa, 1996); Bajo las estrellas (Félix Viscarret, 2005); Tasio (1984), Secretos del corazón (1997), Obaba (2005) and No tengas miedo (2010) by Montxo Armendáriz; Biutiful (A. González Iñárritu, 2009); The way (Emilio Estévez, 2009); El monje (Dominik Moll, 2010); Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara (Zoya Akhtar, 2010); Baztan (Iñaki Elizalde, 2011); La Conspiración (Pedro Olea, 2011).
In its role as a film organisation of Navarra, the Film Commission is a member of the Spain Film Commission and the European Film Commission Network. Jointly with other local film commissions in Spain, this year it released an advertising booklet, Shooting in Spain, aimed at promoting the country as a perfect film location.