SOUTH TYROL/LITTLE DETECTIVES
Mid-September, from Hamburg to South Tyrol: the German pro- duction company Letterbox Film is filming “Die Pfefferkörner und der Fluch der schwarzen Berge” in South Tyrol, the first feature film based on the popular series of children’s detective stories that has had great success in German speaking countries. The film is about three young detectives, Mia, Alice and Basti who, during a school trip to South Tyrol, are involved in a series of unpredictable events along with their friend Luca.
The film is shot on location in South Tyrol in the areas of Vinschgau, Passeiertal and Villabassa and is supported by the IDM Film Commission. From 12th to 14th October IDM Sudtirol, the Alto Adige Film Commission will host PLACES #5, a location tour aimed at audiovisual professionals.
For three days the international guests will have the opportunity to explore the city of Bolzano and the high plateau of Renon/Ritten as possible filming locations.
More info about the tour can found at http://development.idm-suedti- rol.com/film-location/places/places-5
THE BALEARIC ISLANDS/EVEN MORE SETS
The Balearic Islands have served as the setting for a diverse variety of film sets. TV programs and advertising commercials have been the main type of projects to choose our region.
Among others we should draw attention to Coca-Cola’s latest marketing campaign by Blue Productora and the Mercado McCann agency; the photoshoot for the cosmetics brand SHISHEIDO starring tennis player Anna Ivanovic; the British TV program “A Place in the Sun” for Channel 4, which has once again chosen to film in the Balearic Islands; and the program Xtreme Waterparks for the Travel Channel.
A program of incentives of up to € 100,000 has been put in place in order to promote this area as a suitable place for shooting, some of the deductible expenses of which include travel, accommodation and transport, among others.
An agreement has recently been signed between the Balearic Islands Tourism Agency and the Directorate General for Culture with the aim of promoting actions which contribute to the foreign promotion of cultural productions carried out in the islands. Furthermore, it will serve to boost the development of cultural activities, the audiovisual industry and filming in the Balearic Islands.
The Illes Balears Film Commission has organized several training sessions directed towards audiovisual industry professionals.
These sessions have covered interesting subjects such as training in pitching techniques, access to European subsidies (MEDIA Creative Europe) or the producer-director relationship (distribution of functions, responsibilities, contractual relationship, obligations and duties), among others.
Moreover, the IBFC continues to collaborate and hold regular meetings with the audiovisual sector and other local and national institutions for the purpose of improving and expanding protocols and procedures related to audiovisual activities.
TENERIFE/FILM COMMISSION AT MIPCOM FOR THE FIRST TIME
The Tenerife Film Commission will be attending MIPCOM – the television content market held in Cannes (France). The 35 % tax rebate is also applicable to TV series and we will be happy to explain how it works to production companies and TV channels. We will be under the “Canary Islands Film” umbrella http://www.webte- nerife.co.uk/blog/2016/09/well-be-at-mipcom/
LONDON/A CINEMA&TOURISM CONFERENCE
Seen on Screen: The International Screen Tourism Conference 2016
Film London and VisitBritain have organized a one-day conference in London with expert analysis and insights from top industry speakers and panelists. More program details will be announced soon.
– Keynote Andy Harries, Leftbank Pictures, Producer of Wallander and The Crown
– Sally Balcombe, Chief Executive, VisitBritain
– Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission
– Silvio Maselli, Culture & Tourism Council Member, Bari
– Peter Armstrong from law firm Harbottle & Lewis
– Mikael Svensson, Film Commissioner, Southern Sweden Film Com- mission
– Petra Rundqvist, Film Strategist, Ystad Muncipality
– Harvey Edgington, Head of Filming and Locations, National Trust – Jenni Steele, Film and Creative Industries Manager, VisitScotland
– Tourism Boards including tourism Ireland, tourism northern Ire- land and VisitBritain
– Film Tourism Bloggers FanGirl Quest
– City of Malmö
– Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Ireland
– Developing tourism Products
– tackling the Creative Challenges of Intellectual Property
– Bollywood in Europe
– Mixed Reality; From Fiction to Screen
– The Power of the Creative Industries & Culture to Brand your Destination
BAVARIA/FOUR INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS
In late summer 2016, four extraordinary productions began shooting in Bavaria with support from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern: the Swedish director Lisa Langseth is in Middle Franconia working on EUPHORIA with Alicia Vikander, Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling. Rupert Everett is shooting THE HAPPY PRINCE with Colin Firth and Emily Watson in Upper Franconia.
And two series are in the pipeline too: Boris Kunz is in Olching and Baierbrunn directing the 6-part series HINDAFING about a corruptible mayor in a fictional Bavarian village. Hans-Christian Schmid is shooting the 8-parter DAS VERSCHWINDEN in Upper Palatinate.