Places where feature films, documentaries, horror and short films all come to life . . .
From Georgian Period formal Stately Home interiors to the Victorian Vicarage, derelict scenes, romantic and spooky woods, fields and countryside, spooky cellars, army tanks and vehicles, Victorian period steam railways, stunning staircases, fantastic countryside, Hammer Horror Film locations
SORTING OUT THE WOOD FROM THE TREES IN THE FILM-WORLD IN THE UK, EUROPE AND WORLDWIDE
- and below with Location Works we visit behind the scenes of interesting places for UK film making . . . and elsewhere . . . we take you behind the lens and mirror some of the UK's best locations and stunning places throughout Europe. Please scroll lower for the Categorised Library of UK film locations . . . and the European film locations links. Whilst many think of travelling to Latvia, Hungary and Czech Republic, some of our UK film locations can save you the substantial trouble of doing so. On the other hand, if you are doing extended sequences, we hope our links at the end of this file are useful . . . please scroll lower . . .
Sometimes film locations group together to provide a "location kit" and particularly useful is a group in Sussex Kent and Surrey around 25 minutes from the M25 near to London, Shepperton and Wood Lane film making facilities and these can form a one-stop film location kit saving on time, travelling and expenses.
Sussex Group of Film Locations
In this group coonveniently close to London is a very versatile film location house used by Prada for ultra modern interiors (the house provides spaciousness in which to work), documentaries on historical figures requiring Classical Georgian or Victorian period interiors, grand staircases and a derelict room. This is particularly multifunctional, serving as a historic hospital, decayed splendour living room, World War 2 office . . . . whilst much loved for fashion photography. Phone 01342 850594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.sussexfilmoffice.co.uk is a good resource.
When you've made your film here are all the Film Festivals around the world.
Categorised index of types of film location
Alphabetic Index of types of Film Location throughout England and the UK
If you are searching for a location not listed here, we might know about one not on the website - or if you would like your property added to the categorised location database below, please contact the Location Library at email@example.com We actually cover more than just the UK, so it's worth contacting us.
Ilab UK is an London 35mm and 16mm film processing facility highly praised by Kodak providing overnight rushes services, transfers via Spirit Datacine, Sound Sync, HD and multi format viewing copies, ALE/Flex files, as well as ultrasonic cleaning, negative cutting and archive restoration.
Cannes Film Festival and Festival de Cannes If you are in the film industry and you want to come to the Festival - please apply for your accreditation early! It is free - but if you apply late you pay. There is a system of two and three day passes to the festival upon production of film industry authentication for around 30 EU per day - so it's best to apply early. Here's Accommodation in Cannes for the Film Festival
Thailand Short Film Competition mid July. 48 selected film makers get: Return air ticket to Thailand, 4 nights Bankok hotel, van driver for their shoot and a local assistant with 30k Baht budget per team
Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival - May - Dublin - October - Belfast
Film Festival platform in France for Short Films - Aix-en-Provence Shorts, Ales, Aubagne, Bobigny, Brive - medium length, Bruz animation, Shorts at Dijon Cinéssonne, Essonne, Short films in open air at Grenoble, Docomentaries at La Rochelle, Massif du Sancy Youth films, Comedy short films at Meudon, Moulins, Nancy, Shorts at Nice, Pantin, Student film festival in Paris, Shorts at Pontault-Combault, Rennes, Shorts and gay, lesbian at Saint-Etienne, St-Paul_Trois-Chateaux, Shorts at Strasbourg and Toulouse, Vendome, Normandy and world festival at Vernon and Shorts at Villeurbanne.
Prvi Kadar films from all over the world - documentary and short films - awards in three categories - East Sarejevo - October
Srebrna Traka Documentary Animated Fiction Experimental and Student films - Autumn
Tuzla film Festival South Slavic cinema especially Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Documentary, Feature, Animated and Shorts - Tuzla - October
Viva Film Festival International festival of ecological, religious, tourism and youth documentary film - Sarajevo - Mostar - June
Youth Film Festival Young filmmakers from BiH, Region and Europe. Competition in two categories - short film and documentary. Awards include Best Actor and Best Actress. Educational section also. Sarajevo - Late July
WARM Festival dedicated to War reporting, war art and war memory. Brings together journalists, artists, historians, researchers and activists, includes exhibitions, conferences, films. Sarajevo late June.
Balkans - Sarajevo film festival - the largest film festival - showcases films from all over the world and focus on 20 counties of the region. Feature, short, documentary and student films. Educational program Sarejevo Talents and CineLink industry Days- mid August
Istanbul Film Festival Kopru Bridge - films from Turkey and its neighbours. April. International Golden Tulip Competition on arts, artists and literary adaptations. Human Rights in Cinema Competition. Features and Documentaries
IFF for Children and Youth Vilnius Spalis Lithuania. October. Judging by a children and youth jury and also a professional jury. Aims to develop children's communication by images, stimulate interest in film art, education and provide discussion space between children and adults
Short Film festival Riga October deadline for entries end of May - International short, Baltic student short & music video
Riga International FF Latvia October - Documentary, European Script meeting, Latvian national competition
Guanzhou International Documenjtary Festival. December
Xining, Qinghai. July
Silk Road International. Xi'an Shaanxi; Fuzhou, Fujian. October
Chongqing youth Film Festival. October
Zhejiang youth Film Festival. Hangzhou. November
West Lake International Documentary Film Festival. Hangzhou. October
Pinyao International, Shanxi. October
The One International Women's Film Festival, Chengdu, Sichuan. September
Jackie CHan International Action Film Week
Taipei Golden Horse Film Fetsival Taiwan November. Deadline July. International films from around the world, Chinese language films, Film Academy promotes young film-makers' vision.
Taipei Film Festival Taiwan. Taipei film awards, International New Talent Competition, Tawianese and International films. Late June-July - deadline late March.
Kaohsiung FF Kaohsiung Taiwan. Focus on creativity and adventure. Intending to become Taiwan's Short Film Base the festival encourages all mainstream and non-mainstream short films. Nominated short films will be screened on mobile devices. Films less than 25 mins. Submissions between April and June through the website or ShortFilmDepot
Women Make Waves FF Taipei Taiwan. October. Entries in April May. Features, shorts, documentaries, animations,, experimental and innovative forms. Films must be directed by at least one female director.
Taiwan International Children's Film Festival TICFF Film and Television directed at Children. Biennial in even years. Taipei - April. Entries from preceding July. All kinds of creative fun and interesting dramas. documentaries, animations, television programmes. International and multicutural productions.
French Film Locations in France - Tournages dans France - France Cinema:
Of all sites worldwide Unifrance provides the most complete resource for film makers in France. Orientated around marketing French films to the world, it has a superb database and links relevant to the production stage.
20000lieux provides casting and locations in France. French film locations are very hard to find because the normal word locations has an entirely different meaning and words such as appartement, different spelling - but you may find useful properties on that page also for film locations.
Detailed categorised database of film locations in Normandy Brittany Paris - Paris Region - Provence / Azure Coast and other regions of France together with
tournages in Canary Islands Ceylon Corsica Greece Ibiza Marrakech Sri Lanka and St Barts
Umbria for lakes, rivers and waterfalls, Nature Parks, Archaeological sites, Aqueducts Bridges and Viaducts, cities, villages and medieval towns, artisans, theatres, castles, grand houses and industrial architecture.
Tuscany - Arezzo, Florence, Grosetto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa, Pisa, Carrara, Pistoia, Prato and Siena
Genoa providing escellent light for filming, the old Harbour and waterfront, Harbors and boats, Alleys and rooftops, Houses churches villas and convents, Elevators, Cable Cars and Railways, small walkways, old shops, factyories, containers and Ghost Buildings "Grunge", Modern architecture, Cemetries, gardens of marble, forts castles and quarries. Also another site for Genoa
Location Services company in Genova - Elisabetta Marasco - 11/5 Via Ausonia, 16100 Genova Italy - Tel - +39 0102722900
Location Services company in Genova - Edoardo Greco - 10/21 Via Porta degi Archi, 16121 Genoa - Tel - +39 010590634 or +39 0336 677468
Location Scout - Jacqueline Tschiesche - 26/5 Via Ameglia, 16126 Genoa - Tel +39 010 213987 or +39 0335 8369710 - Speaks German and Italian
The Italian Riviera next to the French Riviera. The antediluvian lady in charge of the Italian Riviera explains that the site is a government site, that it cannot give return links, does not care about promoting her site as "film business does not come through the net because photographs are not good enough quality" and that it is illegal to give a link to her site. In the Name of the People, for the public benefit here is Film making in the Italian Riviera (have fun there!) She might have been sacked by now so you might do better with Italian Riviera Alpi del Mare Film Commission
Locations in the heart of Europe german speaking Belgium, Saarland, Rhineland, Lorraine, Luxembourg. Countryside, heavy industry, historic buildings, forts castles with turrets Colditz style, tubnels, mines, war relics, forests, lakes, rivers, town squares and modernism
ICELAND, FINLAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN and DENMARK film resources:
Klaipeda locations in Lithuania. Klaipeda is the third largest city in Lithuania 300km away from Vilnius. It is the ice-free port for the country and a versatile range of film locations is available without large travelling distances. A wide range of maritime locations, original exteriors, stunning landscapes and nature as well as the Baltic coast.
Romania location guide mountains, lakes, Danube delta, Houses of Parliament - one of the biggest buildings on earth, cult locations, castles, mediaeval fortresses, a Top Gear favourite route the Transalpina, monasteries, salt mines, steam trains, traditional housing . . .
Film Locations in Hungary:
People say "everyone wants to go to Hungary so please don't publicise them . . . " so if you really can do it in Britain, please keep it British! But if you are doing extended sequences of a particular genre which you can't cover in the UK . . .
Filmunio Hungary will help with locations. Mokep is a Hungarian film company but their website is in Hungarian.
Jeonju film commission Traditional korean village with 700 well preserved houses, green barley fields. Iksan prison set.
Jeon Nam film commission reeds swaying in the wind, thatched roof folk village with 200 houses, island, camellia blossom, light house, cliff rocks, sea caves, apricot and plum orchards for March blossom, seven islands connected by land at low tide, Sea container port
Planet Audio Group supplies cutting edge technology for Audio, Surround Sound production, HD Video Cameras and editing equipment, Pro-Audio and HD Broadcast Systems. Also music composition and synchronised music for films.
Piano movers and tuning Piano Key specialises in moving pianos and tuning pianos for the film industry.
Nesta Morgan art director: storyboard artist and concept to screen visualising. If you are looking for finance for film development, a storyboard from this lady will get you a long way . . . !
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