The More business from movie and television productions - Utilising movie and TV productions in travel and business operations' project is realised between 1 December 2016 and 30 September 2018. The project has been awarded regional development funding from the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme, and it is administrated by Lahti Region Ltd. The project participants also include the City of Lahti, Lahti Region Development LADEC and Lahti University of Applied Sciences.
The objective of the project is to create a permanent operational model serving the needs of production companies in order for the Lahti region to actively act as a partner of different production companies and attract productions that serve the goals of the Lahti region. Lahti Region will make use of the film productions in as a long-term and efficient manner as possible in the region's marketing within the framework of cooperation agreements. Great examples of this include the films Supermarsu and Veljeni vartija that were shot in Lahti in 2017.
"As a strategic choice, the production must be either on a story or regional level connected to the region or otherwise comply with the region's strategic alignments for the city or region to participate in movie productions. The marketing and tourism company can help, for instance, in finding locations and in practical filming arrangements in the region."
- Lahden seutu – Lahti Region Oy's CEO Raija Forsman.