EUFCN launches the second edition of the European Location Award
- Twelve European locations have been shortlisted for the new edition of the successful contest, created in collaboration with Cineuropa
After the success of the first edition, the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) has announced the 2018 edition of the European Film Location Award, created in collaboration with Cineuropa.
“We didn’t expect such a great success for the first edition of the European Film Location Award,” said EUFCN President Truls Kontny. “We received 15,000 votes on the Cineuropa platform in just one month. After this positive result, we decided to replicate it and to have an annual award. This year, we have 12 amazing locations in competition, and all of them have played an important role in movies and TV series shot in 2017. We all think that this award can contribute to increasing European visibility all over the world.” The 2017 European Film Location Award was presented to the city of Görlitz (read news).
This year, each film commission member of the EUFCN had the opportunity to propose a film location (a specific place used in films or TV series in the last decade) from a film or TV series shot between January and December 2017. All of the movies and TV series in competition needed to have international distribution outside of their countries of origin.
Twelve European locations have been shortlisted, emphasising the beauty and the variety of Europe.
Tabernas Desert in Almería (Spain) (Andalucía Film Commission)
Innsbruck Old Town (Austria) (Cine Tirol)
The island of Vis (Croatia) (Croatian Audiovisual Centre)
Frankfurt (Germany) (Film Commission Hessen)
Corfu Island (Greece) (Hellenic Film Commission)
Lake Carezza (Italy) (IDM Film Fund & Commission)
Fort St. Elmo - National War Museum (Malta) (Malta Film Commission)
Valle dei Calanchi, Viterbo (Italy) (Roma Lazio Film Commission)
Hotel Metropole (Belgium) (Screen Brussels Film Commission)
Teide National Park (Spain) (Tenerife Film Commission)
Michaelerplatz (Austria) (Vienna Film Commission)
Preikestolen (Norway) (Western Norway Film Commission)
You have the opportunity to vote for the best location from among the 12 in the shortlist, by simply filling in the online form available here. And that’s not all: from among all the voters, EUFCN and Cineuropa will pick a winner who will have the chance to visit the winning location. The winner will benefit from 2 nights of accommodation for 2 people, which will be offered and used in agreement with the film commission of that area. The deadline for voting is 30 November.
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