Through its great variety of rural and urban landscapes, between ocean and mountains,
Bearn and Basque Country offer exceptional filming locations.
Accessible from 2 international airports (Pau and Biarritz), train stations and motorways (A63 and A64).
Atlantic Pyrenees Film Commission promotes and facilitates film and TV shoots in its region, located in the South West of France.

The Film Commission provides assistance and contributes to all kinds of french and foreign cinema and audiovisual productions (feature films, television programs, commercials...).

Main activities
- Pre-scouting for film sets and locations
- Everyday support for production crews
- Assistance and search for local cast and crew
- Relations with local authorities and service providers
- Assistance in obtaining filming permits
- Support for film previews and festival selections

Film studios are available 20 minutes from Biarritz in the Zinealdea audiovisual centre of Oiartzun in Spain.


The Atlantic Pyrenees Film Commission is a member of EUFCN ( and also of Aquitaine's Film Commissions network (
It is supported by the City of Pau.
The Aquitaine Region and Atlantic Pyrenees have a fund to support cinema and audiovisual creation and production (Regional Fund :

They shot their films in the Atlantic Pyrenees

Frédéric Beigbeder, Laurent Benegui, Sébastien Betbeder, Emmanuel Bourdieu, Robin Campillo, Miguel Courtois, Jean Denizot, Emilio Estevez, Stephen Frears, Francis Girod, Delphine Gleize, Eugène Green, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Cédric Khan, Arnaud et Jean-Marie Larrieu, Isild Le Besco, Patrice Leconte, Emma Luchini, Jacques Mitsch, Xabi Molia, Dominik Moll, Manuela Morgaine, Safy Nebbou, David Oelhoffen, François Ozon, Axelle Ropert, Pierre Salvadori, Joël Santoni, Coline Serreau, Steve Suissa...


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