Gran Canaria sells itself to the American Film Market

The American Film Market is one of the major global events in the film industry. Producers, distributors and thousands of professionals attend this annual fair to hold meetings, conferences, round tables and events in which to buy and sell audiovisual productions.

The 38th edition of the American Film Market had in excess of 7,000 professionals from the industry from 80 countries, over 1,000 content producers and 400 distributors. One of the highlights this year was the section ‘LocationEXPO’, a meeting and business space aimed mainly at Film Commissions, which facilitated interaction between producers and Film Commissioners.

The Gran Canaria Film Commission participated in this edition on its own at ICEX’s “Audiovisual from Spain” pavilion, where it promoted the advantages of filming on the island using new promotional material, and held around 20 meetings with international producers. The delegation from Gran Canaria was also able to learn about the latest trends of the international industry through conferences and networking meetings with the industry’s main players.

Each year more and more international producers are interested in the variety of locations offered in Gran Canaria, its pleasant climate, its safety as a destination and the list of companies that offer production services prepared to fulfil any requirement set by the producers. The American Film Market is a unique showcase for Gran Canaria and a way of connecting with all the professionals in the industry who come together in the US film capital, Los Angeles.