In search of the perfect location
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.