About Hida Film Commission
Film commissions (FCs) are non-profit public organizations that attract movie, TV drama and commercial message film crews to shoot on location in the FCs' respective localities, and offer support so that film crews can accomplish their work smoothly.
The Hida-City is located at the northernmost tip of Gifu Prefecture.
The calm landscape has spread, and the activities of Satoyama which is said to be "the original landscape of Japan" are handed down.
Three Requirements for Film Commissions
1. The film commission must be a nonprofit public entity.
○ Definition of being a nonprofit entity
・ In order for the film commission to be on equal terms with the
filmmaker, it must not receive direct compensation for its filming
support services (excluding facility use fees, etc.).
・ The employees and staff of the film commission must not have any
conflict of interest between their film commission duties and their
・ The employees and staff of the film commission must not hold
stock nor be an employee of any enterprise related to the film
industry or that provides services to an enterprise related to the
film industry for profit.
○ Definition of being a public entity
・ As the film commission sometimes need to build a consensus
among a region, it must either be:
－ An organization belonging to, or a part of, a federal or regional
－ The one and only film commission by a federal or regional
2. The film commission must offer a one-stop consultation service
related to filming.
・ The film commission shall act as a liaison for the entire region and
offer integrated consultation service for matters related to filming
・ In order to carry out the above functions, the film commission have
the following two systems:
－ A cooperative system with agencies who have the rights to issue
permits for filming at facilities owned by the federal or regional
government within the region.
－ A system comprising of a relationship of trust among regional
enterprises, groups and residents, allowing the film commission to
act as a liaison for the community with regards to filming at
3. The film commission may not choose the content of film or video
・ To respect freedom of expression, the film commission shall not
decide to provide or refuse support based on the content of a film
・ The decision to allow or refuse filming at a facility or location is
made by the owner or manager of the facility or location. The role of
the film commission is to act as a liaison, by conducting
negotiations and making adjustments between the filmmaker and
the owners or managers of facilities or locations