In search of the per­fect lo­ca­tion

Kathimerini English - - Focus - BY EMILIOS HARBIS

Greece’s high taxes and masses of red tape of­ten act as a de­ter­rent when in­ter­na­tional movie pro­duc­ers are de­cid­ing where shoot­ing will take place, while there have also been re­ports of fi­nan­cial dis­putes when it comes to co­pro­duc­tions here, but the re­formed Film Com­mis­sion – a part of the Greek Film Cen­ter – is hop­ing to boost the coun­try’s at­trac­tive­ness with a new ini­tia­tive.

There is one ad­van­tage the coun­try does have over its com­peti­tors and that is its unique cin­e­matic land­scapes, and the Film Com­mis­sion is invit­ing pho­tog­ra­phers to pro­duce an im­age ca­pa­ble of sell­ing Greece as a film lo­ca­tion.

In a re­cent an­nounce­ment, the Com­mis­sion in­vited pro­fes­sional and am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­phers, di­rec­tors of pho­tog­ra­phy, lo­ca­tion man­agers and en­thu­si­asts with an eye for film to re­spond to this chal­lenge with pho­to­graphs that show­case the di­ver­sity of Greece’s nat­u­ral and his­tor­i­cal as­sets, with­out the in­ter­fer­ence of com­mer­cial in­ter­ests. The fi­nal­ists’ im­ages will then be put on dis­play in an ex­hi­bi­tion.

Those in­ter­ested in tak­ing part in the ini­tia­tive should reg­is­ter and sub­mit their pho­to­graphs at www.lo­catey­our­photo.gr. The Film Com­mis­sion will then select the best of the pho­to­graphs sub­mit­ted and these will be shown on all the web­sites be­long­ing to the Greek Film Cen­ter.

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