Profilm Documentary filming specialists

Profilm was founded in 1990 in Reykjavík, Iceland, as a film and television production company. One of Profilm´s first projects was to film a documentary in Japan about Icelandic singer Björk and her band at the time, The Sugarcubes. The documentary was shown worldwide.

Filming in Iceland

Profilm has been fortunate enough to work for some of the leading television stations in the world including the BBC, Discovery Channel, MTV, Canal+, Animal planet, DR1, TV2, ITV, Channel 4, ZDF and many more.

Documentaries & television programmes

Profilm has filmed and produced over 40 documentaries and well over a hundred individual television programmes. Profilm has also produced television commercials and corporate videos.

Feature films

Profilm has participated in the production of two feature films; Young Love and The Hottest Day of the Year which won several prizes around the world.

Production company in Iceland

Profilm deals with every kind of production, location management or scouting. Our diversity enables us to handle documentaries, streaming media for the internet, DVD production,TV commercials and feature films.

Location scouting in Iceland

The vast and beautiful nature of Iceland is unique in Europe and even in the entire world. Relatively easy access to locations in Iceland makes it possible to cover anything between glaciers and mountains to beaches and islands in a matter of few hours. Extremes to your choosing.


Are offered for film and TV production costs incurred in Iceland. Producers can apply for reimbursements from the State Treasury of 20% of the costs incurred in the production of films and television programs in Iceland. When more than 80% of the total production cost of a motion picture or television program is incurred in Iceland, the reimbursement is calculated on the basis of the total production cost incurred within the European Economic Area. The reimbursement scheme does not cover production of commercials or music videos. More here.