World of Locations


Argentina hit the headlines in 2015 when the cast and crew of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Oscar winner The Revenant had to relocate from Canada to the southernmost tip of Tierra del Fuego in search of snow. It was a reminder of...

Australia film locations


Proposed amendments to Australia’s Locations Incentive and a favourable exchange rate against the US dollar have renewed international film-maker interest in the country. Securing Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant was a huge boon for the...

Austria film locations


Austria went James Bond crazy in 2015 as Sony Pictures’ Spectre became the biggest production ever to be shot in the Tyrolean Alps.

Bavaria film locations


When Samuel L Jackson came to shoot Big Game in Munich in the German region of Bavaria in 2013, he made sure to visit Oktoberfest and sample some famous German beers.


As the historical home of the US entertainment industry, California has always had plenty to attract producers, including a vast production infrastructure, thousands of famous locations and year-round shoot-friendly weather. But it took the...


Thanks largely to the country’s long-established incentive system and an exchange rate that favours incoming producers, production is booming in Canada. Film and TV production was up 20% to $5.5bn (c$7.1bn) in 2014-15, according to the...

Canary Islands

The spectacular natural beauty of Spain’s Canary Islands and a 35% tax incentive are making the islands a favourite of international film crews. Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Gomera, Gran Canaria and La Palma have all attracted international...


With the buzz around China’s box office and financing deals, the country still attracts international productions but can no longer be regarded as a low-cost destination to shoot. As the local film industry is booming, competition for cast...

Colombia film locations


A generous new cash rebate and the end of its devastating drug wars have opened up Colombia to international productions. The creation of Colombia Film Fund in 2012 launched an enticing 40% rebate for international productions shooting in the...