Attracting new filming to the Island, the objective of the Gran Canaria Film Commission in the 2017 “Berlinale”

The Delegates representing the Gran Canaria Film Commission travel to Berlin to participate in the European Film Market of its 67th Film Festival with the aim of attracting new filming and of making 2017 a great year as regards film productions in the island.

During their stay at the Berlinale, the GCFC will have meetings with different professionals. The European Film Market brings together more than 550 firms from the film industry and more than 9000 professionals from 110 countries who take advantage of this opportunity in Berlin to strengthen and improve their positions within the film industry.

The EFM is without doubt one of the most important markets for the industry and the perfect showcase for attracting national and international filming, which is the main aim of the strategy laid out by the Gran Canaria Island Council (Cabildo).

Bringing to the island new and important filmings, as has been happening over the last few years, is part of the strategy that endeavours to turn Gran Canaria into and consolidate its position as a territory of reference for the international audiovisual sector.

The presence of the Gran Canaria Film Commission at this important festival and market for cinematography and the construction of film sets next to the Infecar area form the plan set out by the Cabildo to boost a sector, that of film productions, which gives added value, high employment opportunities and is low impact.

At the professional meetings that the Gran Canaria Film Commission will hold in Berlin, it will not just promote the island as a great natural set, but other attractions, too, for film productions, such as the fiscal incentives available, its local talent, natural conditions and legal security for businesses and individuals.

Over 400 films will be shown at the Berlinale, meeting its objective of showing a broad overview of world cinema. The Berlin Festival is an A-Class festival, accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) together with the Cannes and Venice Festivals.