THE FILM OFFICE - CENTRAL MACEDONIA
The Film Office-Central Macedonia is a newly established regional film office, based in Thessaloniki, the capital of Central Macedonia, in Northern Greece. It is the first regional film office to be launched as a public institution in Greece and it was founded on the initiative of the Regional Governor of Central Macedonia Mr Apostolos Tzitzikostas, who leads the Region’s effort to become a competitive filming destination.
The Film Office-Central Macedonia runs as a regional public service, with the scope to successfully facilitate audiovisual productions of all types, which are shot in the region, while enhancing extroversion and investments in film tourism.
The Film Office operates as a free service for all audiovisual professionals who shoot their projects in Central Macedonia. The Film Office acts as a liaison to supply information about filming requests, tax incentives, location scouting etc and to provide assistance for a successful collaboration with local partners (production companies and crews, quality service providers and technical facilities etc).
The Film Office-Central Macedonia supports Greek as well as foreign production of all types and budgets in order to highlight Central Macedonia as an ideal destination for filming and, at the same time, to promote local professionals, directly or indirectly linked to the audiovisual sector.
The Film Office advertises Central Macedonia as a fascinating outdoor studio, where one can practically find unique location types, from snowy mountains to tropical beaches, from heritage sites to modern cityscapes, from natural sceneries to abandoned industrial settings. It is an ideal place for filming, since it offers a variety of choices in different locations regionwide, which are easily accessible.
The Film Office-Central Macedonia actively participates in educational and training events for audiovisual professionals as well as for the general public, within the framework of its synergies with universities in Central Macedonia. It creates a functional local network of professionals, companies and institutions, who work together under the same goal to advertise the region’s distinct cinematic identity. Central Macedonia has always been a region with a rich cultural heritage and a popular place for filming –in all, the best start for a good story!
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