Why film in Switzerland?

One big open-air studio

Internationally renowned for its Alpine landscape, Switzerland also offers an immense diversity of other settings, from lakeshore scenery to quintessential villages via the cobbled streets of medieval towns. Furthermore, thanks to its temperate continental climate, the country provides a wide range of possible weather types.

Go anywhere

Filming permissions are easy to obtain in Switzerland and Film Location Switzerland negotiates with local authorities on your behalf. Unlike many other European countries, Switzerland has a very open approach to filming in public areas, on streets or on highways.

Save time

While Switzerland is tiny in comparison to a country like the United States (220 times smaller), the diversity of its locations is amazing. Thanks to an efficient network of airports, rail tracks and roads, you can get from one location to another in record time.

Save money

Labor costs in Switzerland are similar to those in neighboring countries but Swiss legislation allows longer working hours, which means tighter production schedules. In addition, Switzerland is blessed with a highly stable political environment (strike losses are virtually unheard of) and moderate levels of taxation.

Highly qualified professionals

The very high level of expertise shared by audiovisual professionals in Switzerland is widely recognized. As a corporation, Swiss audiovisual professionals are universally admired for their conscientiousness, their positive attitude and their motivation.

A living record of European history

Examples of the passing centuries are to be found in Switzerland’s villages and towns, from its medieval fortresses to the urban architecture of the technological age. As the world’s third largest financial center, Switzerland is also famous for its banks, its luxurious hotels and for the manyinternational institutions to which it plays host.