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.
Vote for Athens now! The candidacy of the Hellenic Film Commission at the EUFCN Location Award 2019 in recognition of the key role it played in the TV series The Little Drummer Girl. Deadline for voting 20th January 2020.
This year’s FOCUS - The Meeting Place for International Production gave the Hellenic Film Commission the opportunity to discuss interesting projects intending to film in Greece with a number of producers, to have a full house presentation and to see talented Greek and foreign professionals sharing knowledge and experiences.
From the breathtaking views of the old town of Corfu (The Durrells) and Acropolis by night (The Little Drummer Girl) to the stunning Greek islands, have a look at various Greek locations used by high-end international productions shooting in Greece.