11 fantastic locations will compete for the European Location Award, created by Filming Europe-the European Film Commissions Network, in collaboration with Cineuropa.
Cities, fortresses, islands, historical and archeological sites, spectacular mountain valleys: the landscapes of our extraordinary continent narrated in eleven of the best European locations that hosted renowned and beloved films and TV series in the last 10 years, and that will now compete for the title of "Best European Film Location of the Decade".
All European citizens will have the chance to pick the winner, by selecting and voting for the best European film location.
The new Board of Directors has been elected as the result of an integrated candidacy with maximum consensus and territorial balance in the Spanish Network of Film Commissions and Offices.
The fundamental aims in this new period are:
- The enhancement and extension of the fiscal incentive for filming in Spain created, at the request of Spain Film Commission, in January 2015. This incentive is already involving an effective increase in the competitiveness of Spain as filming destination for national and international projects.
- To increase the international promotional action of Spain as filming destination, promoting not only the locations but also the industry and audiovisual professionals in Spain.
- To improve communication with ICAA, ICEX and Turespaña and the autonomous regions to achieve an strategic plan to benefit from the possibilities of Spain in the filming industry
- Opening to new markets and reinforcement of the Spanish presence in the most important markets and festivals. This is to develop the recently signed agreement with the Film & Television Producers Guild of India and House of India in Spain and to increase the attendance of Spain Film Commission in USA and Europe.
- To develop the conclusions of the I Spanish Conference on Movie Tourism so it can lead to an increase in cinematic tourism allowing more programs and films to be filmed in Spain and to develop a “Cluster” to join forces between the tourist and the audiovisual industry.
Spain Film Commission was created in 2001 and is integrated by 28 film commissions/offices from Andalucía, Aragón, Canarias, Cantabria, Castilla la Mancha, Castila y León, Cataluña, Comunidad de Madrid, Comunidad Valenciana, Extremadura, Galicia, Islas Baleares, Murcia, Navarra, País Vasco and Principado de Asturias.
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
- Carlos Rosado Cobián, President. Andalucía Film Commission.
- Koldo Lasa Aristu, Vice president. Navarra Film Commission.
- Ricardo Martínez Cedres, Vice president. Tenerife Film Commission.
- Juan Manuel Guimerans Rubio, Vice president. Valladolid Film Office.
- Emilio Julián Alhambra Sempere, Vice president and secretary. Comunitat Valenciana Film Commission.
- Pere Lluis Clavería Vilar, Treasurer. Terrassa Film Office.
- Teresa María Azcona Alejandre. Vocal. Aragón Film Commission.
- Ernesto Del Río Villagrá, Vocal. Bilbao-Bizkaia Film Commission.
- Victor Lamadrid Hernández, Vocal. Cantabria Film Commission.
- Dimas Marcos González Bennett, Vocal, Santiago de Compostela Film Commission.
The UK-Czech Republic co-production Interlude in Prague has started filming in the Czech Republic and will continue the shoot until May 13th. The fictionalized plot is based on the true life events of Mozart’s visit to Prague in 1787 and centers around the creation of his opera Don Giovanni.
Interlude in Prague, advertised as “Shakespeare in Love-style drama with a Dangerous Liaisons tragic end”, is produced by Huw Penallt Jones from Productive International and Hannah Leader along with the local production company Stillking Films.
Bergen has been selected to host the 2016 ACE Producers Reunion, and welcomes over 75 producers from 26 countries. The event will be held at various venues in Bergen between the 7th and 10th of April 2016.
Over the course of the four-day workshop and reunion, ACE offers a programme of co-production case studies, presentations of Norwegian film funding, locations, infrastructure and finance, and ample networking opportunities for the international delegates and the domestic film industry.
ACE, Ateliers du Cinema Europeen, is a network of over 200 experienced producers from 40 countries. The prolific members of the ACE network produce some of the most acclaimed and successful independent films of the year, with ACE producers behind no less than 4 out of 9 films shortlisted for the 2016 Oscar's Foreign Language nominations ('Son of Saul' - Hungary, 'Labyrinth of Lies' - Germany, 'Embrace of the Serpent' - Colombia, 'The Brand New Testament' - Belgium).