A very successful two-day Familiarity Trip was organized by the Hellenic Film Commission of the Greek Film Centre on July 23 and July 24, 2021, for the Workshop Panelists of the Location Management Workshop, all members of the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI), before their departure back to the USA and the UK. JJ Levine, Alison A. Taylor, and Dan Connolly explored Zagorochoria in Epirus as well as Santorini and Milos from the Cycladic islands and left with the best impressions.
A very successful Location Management Workshop was co-organized by the Hellenic Film Commission and the 10th Aegean Film Festival, within the framework of the Location Greece Conference, on July 20 and July 21, 2021 at the Anargyrios and Korgialeneio School on the island of Spetses. The Workshop took place in collaboration with the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI), with the invited Workshop Panelists being JJ Levine, 1st vice president of LMGI, U.S.A. based, Alison A. Taylor, 2nd Vice President LMGI, U.S.A. based, and Dan Connolly, Board member LMGI, UK based.
The Hellenic Film Commission of the GREEK FILM CENTRE presents the Location Scouting Support Program which is addressed to film and television projects of foreign initiative that are interested in conducting preliminary location scouting through a Greek company in our country.
Filming in Greece is allowed under strict safety measures and specific procedures while the country is in a state of lockdown. Apart from the Guidelines for Safe Film Shoots & Sound Recordings, productions are also requested to follow the Guidelines for Safely Conducting Preparatory Tasks for Audio-Visual Productions, issued by the Ministry of Culture and Sport.
Filming in Greece is allowed under strict safety measures and specific procedures while the country is in a state of lockdown. Please, follow the Updated Guidelines for Safe Film Shoots & Sound Recordings.
Greece is no longer in a state of lock down since May, 4. The country has coped with the pandemic efficiently, rated as one of the countries with the lowest infections and casualties in Europe and has gained praise worldwide for the collaboration between government, health experts and population.
As of May 18th, filming has resumed in Greece following government COVID-19 related protocols and according to the country's epidemiological data.
This Q&A Zoom event about what Greece has to offer as a filming location took place 22 July, 16:00pm London time, with leading industry speakers.
We discussed how Greece has opened up to local and international productions again, and any filming restrictions and health & safety requirements that are in place. We also covered the recently raised cash rebate from 35% to 40% and new 30% tax credit; stunning variety of natural, archaeological and modern landscapes; and quality local crew. This episode of KFTV.com Talk is sponsored by the Hellenic Film Commission of Greek Film Centre.
German producer Bettina Brokemper and director Nana Neul talk exclusively to the Hellenic Film Commission while filming Daughters on the island of Amorgos.
This German-Italian-Greek co-production is the first European co-production to start filming in Greece after the pandemic and the second international production to be shooting on this beautiful Cycladic island 32 years after Luc Besson shot his iconic film Le Grand Bleu there turning the island a favorite destination worldwide overnight.
WILD BEES – greek period TV series, with over 2 million viewers, the first production to restart shootings in Greece after the pandemic.
Its director Lefteris Charitos talks exclusively to Venia Vergou, director of HFC, about the measures that needed to be taken as well as the reasons turning this original TV series set in the Greek countryside of 1958 to such a massive hit.
As of May 18th filming resumes in Greece following government COVID-19 related protocolos and according to the country's epidemiological data.
Ensuring safety on set crews should follow the SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR FILMING IN GREECE recommended by the Ministry of Culture and Sports based on the instructions of the Commission COVID-19 experts of the Ministry of Health.