Albania is the home of the last completely wild running rivers in Europe and the Albanian Alps and last but not least – the Albanian Riviera, which is a marvellous place rivalling the French one and the best that the Mediterranean can offer.
Another country on the outskirts of Europe Armenia is a generally “undiscovered” land when it comes to shooting. Its’ stories, people, locations and culture remain to be told to the world and it is just a matter of time and an opportunistic mind to shed the light on them.
Bosnia & Herzegovina
A country with a wild and eventful history, Bosnia & Herzegovina is a place filled with incredible stories, diverse culture and amazing locations, starting from its’ wild nature all the way to its’ cities and most notably Sarajevo, with the scars of the war still intact to preserve the memory of it. It is a place which makes for a unique shooting and engulfs in some very interesting social topics.
With more than 1300 years of history Bulgaria sure has a lot to tell. Its’ location in the middle of the Balkans is the reason it has languished between the East and the West spheres of power, resulting in unique influence in its’ culture, architecture and mindset. From the beautiful seaside, to the highest peaks in the Balkans and state-of-the-art studio sets Bulgaria is one of the hottest locations for filming right now.
Known as the preferred vacation place for many Hollywood actors, Croatia is also a sought after shooting destination for producers, with high tax rebate, its’ astonishing coast line, studio sets, affordable prices and hugely experienced crews.
Even though it is a land split in two and in dispute, Cyprus remains one of the most fascinating and historically important islands in the Mediterranean sea with remarkable landscapes, local stories and culture. Film Fixers Balkans can offer you support in both parts of the island.
Europe spreads east of the Black sea – and for good reason too! There you can find Georgia, an incredible country with amazing seaside cities, unique culture and the most welcoming of people. More and more productions, especially TV ones, are discovering Georgia – the country has locations like no other, great crews and is full of amazing stories waiting to be told.
Ah, the land of olives, gods and tzatziki sauce! But wait, Greece has so much to offer when it comes to filming – its’ seaside, islands and archipelagos are one of a kind, the weather is exquisite and the easy access to EU countries and most notably Bulgaria makes travelling of crews, equipment and productions as a whole a beautiful, as well as an easy experience. You should try the local cuisine, too!
Hungary needs no introduction – it has long been one of the two most preferred shooting locations in Europe and it is not hard to see why – great governmental stimulus, top studio sets, easy access, some of the best crews and the heritage of the Austro-Hungarian empire best noticed in its’ architecture. Optimizing your budget is extremely efficient too.
The world is slowly waking up to discover the country tucked between Romania and Ukraine. One of the least visited countries in Europe, Moldova has managed to keep its wilderness intact and its’ cities are one of the best preserved examples of Soviet architecture. It has many stories to tell, whether on historical or social topics.
Surely one of the most beautiful places in Europe, Montenegro is a sort of a boutique filming location. Something you can’t find anywhere else – the miraculous Adriatic Riviera with the mountain backdrops, the smaller villages when you go inside the country, these are just part of the numerous unique landscapes scouted by the filming industry.
One of the fastest developing countries in Europe, with a wild intact nature, a rich and diverse culture, North Macedonia is a place making its’ mark on the producers’ map of Europe. The one-of-a-kind locations, low cost of filming plus an easy access to the best equipment and crews from neighbouring Serbia and Bulgaria, the country is steadily turning into a valuable filming location.
Famously known as the home of Dracula, Romania is so much more than that! The gorgeous Danube delta, the beautiful landscapes of Bucharest and its’ other big cities, the Vienna-style architecture in its’ western part and of course what is known as the world’s best road – the Transfagarasan Highway! The big studio sets combined with tax rebate are a great pull too!
Slightly under the radar maybe but Serbia is surely becoming one of the best filming locations a producer might choose, whether it is a TV show, film or a documentary. Great studio sets, magnificent locations, very experienced local crews, tax rebate and world-class post-production facilities make for an amazing shooting experience.
The country with some of the most beautiful mountains, lakes, architecture and castles, Slovenia is kind of like getting a discount coupon for shooting in central Europe. It has most of the draws of Austria or Germany but at a significantly lower cost which, combined with the experienced local filming crews, makes for one of Europe’s most valuable shooting destinations.
The land of the Byzantine Empire and then the Ottoman Empire – what else should we add? A country so rich in stories, diverse culture, remarkable people but not only that – also one of the fastest developing countries in Europe – home of the largest studio sets in the peninsula and great locations, Turkey is very attractive due to its’ significantly lower cost of filming.
Combining imperial history and the being part of the Soviet Union, Ukraine is a truly unique country, with its’ amazing rural side as well as the marvellous city of Kyiv. A hot topic not only in diplomatic but also in producers’ circles, Ukraine is steadily on its’ way to become a cinematic giant.