Category: Film Tourism

Rajinikanth explores beauty of Darjeeling hills for upcoming movie

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth shooting in the Darjeeling hills for almost 10 days now has said the world will see the region’s beautiful and unexplored places through his upcoming film. Rajinikanth is shooting in Darjeeling for his upcoming film and has a month-long shooting schedule in the hills. Recently, The Tourism Minister of West Bengal, Gautam Deb […]

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Film tourism proves positive for Fiji Islands

According to Fiji’s Film Commission, ‘Film-Fiji’, movies shot in the islands has generated more USD 240 million in revenue. 46 projects have been produced in Fiji so far. The projects include TV shows, documentaries and feature films. The film production in Fiji has helped in boosting the economy and provided the citizen with employment opportunities. […]

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Pondicherry International Film Festival to be held from September 26-30

Supported by Puducherry Tourism Department and organised by streaming platform Pickurflick, the inaugural edition of Pondicherry International Film Festival (PIFF 2018), an independent film festival will showcase more than 100 films. The film festival will be held from September 26-30 at multiple locations across Puducherry. Apart from film screening, the five-day will also host art […]

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Lagos positions as ideal film destination in Africa

Lagos State marketed itself as an ideal film and tourism destination at the Cannes International Film Festival, South of France. “Lagos, to a large extent, is the hub of filmmaking in Nigeria. And the Executive Governor of Lagos State is so keen and highly interested in motion pictures and the arts generally, which is why […]

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International movie producers keen to film in Greece

Greece is aiming to attract more audiovisual productions from abroad after having introduced cash rebates for foreign productions shot in the country, said Panos Kouanis, Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Center for Audiovisual Media and Communication (EKOME). In an interview with Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio station, Kouanis noted that it is important that […]

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Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Ministry rolls measure to encourage film-making

The Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports has launched a tax intensive measure to promote foreign filmmaking in Thailand. A tax rebate equal to 15% of every 50 million Baht spent on the filming locally will be offered. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has also assigned the Department of Tourism to attract more foreign […]

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Parineeti Chopra urges Bollywood producers to film in Australia

Parineeti Chopra, who was appointed a Friend of Australia in September last year, urged Indian producers to explore and shoot in Australia citing it as an ideal location for Bollywood movies. Citing some examples, Chopra stated, “Some of the cult Bollywood films like Salaam Namaste, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Chak De! India are some of the […]

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Indian Filmmaker hails Maharashtra’s single window scheme for shooting

Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker has said the single window scheme to get permissions for shooting in Maharashtra will help the film industry immensely. Jayakumar Rawal, Tourism Minister of Maharashtra handed over to Gowariker a copy of the government resolution regarding the single window scheme, which makes it easier to get all required permissions for shooting for […]

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Odisha’s Kalinga Studio to resume shooting films by September

The newly-appointed Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC) Chairman Kuna Tripathy announced the shooting of films would resume in Kalinga Studio by September this year. Tripathy met Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, and discussed with him various developmental issues related to Odia film industry. Tripathy stated, “I want to make sure that the renovation work […]

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Portugal lures film producers with revamped incentives

A bevy of international productions is heading to Portugal, lured by its unique light, landscapes and a revamped 25-30% cash-rebate scheme. With a 30% rebate, Portugal competes with territories such as UK, Hungary and France, and may expand to their levels. Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” benefited from the incentives; upcoming productions […]

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