The Gran Canaria Film Commission have been promoting the island as a great natural set in an exercise aiming to capture more national and international productions at the prestigious Marché du Film, the International Cannes Film Festival, considered the largest market for audiovisual productions in the world, with 10,500 attendees and 1,500 movies being represented.
With more that 80 planned meetings and an exhibition informing attendees about tax incentives for those filming on Gran Canaria the commission hope to attract feature films, drama series, documentaries and animation producers to consider the island as an ideal location for film making.
The Gran Canaria presence at Cannes, along with Tenerife and La Palma, for the first time under the umbrella of Canary Islands Film, is a joint promotion strategy for the archipelago within the international film production market.
The Canary Islands Film Commission have created new promotion tools, including a Guide to Canary Islands Tax Incentives and a joint leaflet with the slogan “The Smart Filming” exposing the top ten reasons to shoot in the Canary Islands.
With benefits including highly competitive tax incentives, an array of local businesses and professionals with wide and qualified experience on international productions and the core data on having “the best climate in the world” the Islands are emphasising the existence of thousands of different locations, very close to one another, with air and maritime connectivity and a wide range of hotels and other facilities of primary use to film makers and producers.