Category: Film Tourism

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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Australia increases location shooting incentives to film foreign movies

Australia is to nearly double its federal incentives in a bid to enable and motivate foreign films to be shot in the country. The news was announced by Julie Bishop, Minister for foreign affairs. Expected to be valued at USD 106 million (Australian dollar 140 million) over the four years from the 2019-20 financial year, […]

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Slovenia offers exciting policies to promote film tourism

Like the previous year, the Slovenian Film Centre, together with the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) and the Ministry of Culture, in a bid to attract foreign filmmakers to Slovenia continued all their efforts aiming to present Slovenia as a destination for filmmakers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, one of the major European film festivals. […]

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