The Film Fund & Commission department of IDM (formerly BLS) has served as a financial backer and service partner for film productions since 2010. The stated goal is to raise South Tyrol’s profile as a film location and to support funding for film projects that are realised wholly or partly in South Tyrol. The focus of the film funding is mainly economic. The instrument of film funding is designed to encourage investments in the province that contribute to the development and strengthening of the film infrastructure. IDM is not involved in marketing South Tyrol as a tourist destination.
Due to the geographical location of the province and the attendant bilingualism, IDM looks beyond borders as a matter of course and seeks to create an interface between the three film markets of Italy, Austria and Germany. IDM thus places special focus on promoting co-productions between these countries. In addition, IDM tries to encourage and strengthen professional exchange and mutual understanding of prevailing production and financing conditions.