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EUFCN reveals Location Award 2020 shortlist


- The European Film Commissions Network has announced the 5 finalists, and the general public has now the chance to vote for their favourite European film location

EUFCN reveals Location Award 2020 shortlist

The European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) launched the fourth edition of the EUFCN Location Award by announcing the names of the 5 locations that will compete for best European film location of the year.

The finalists are:

Banská Štiavnica for Dracula (Slovak Film Commission, Slovakia)

Lake Resia near Curon for Curon (IDM Südtirol Alto Adige Film Commission, Italy)

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Moritzburg Castle for Charlie's Angels (MDM Film Commission - Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH, Germany)

Pažaislis Church and Monastery Complex for Catherine the Great (Kaunas Film Office, Lithuania)

Prilep Area for Willow [+see also:
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(North Macedonia Film Agency, North Macedonia)

The EUFCN Location Award is the annual prize for European film locations organized by EUFCN in collaboration with Cineuropa.

During the first stage of the competition, EUFCN members had the opportunity to submit one location from a film, a TV series or a documentary shot in their country and released between 2 July 2019 and 20 September 2020.

“We received a record of 28 submissions of all wonderful locations,” says EUFCN President Truls Kontny. “I would like to thank the Jury for the time they dedicated to the selection of the shortlist. Their contribution was precious for the evolution of our Award.” 

The EUFCN Location Award Jury was one of the new features of this edition of the Award (read news). The winner of the EUFCN Location Award 2020 will be determined by the general public’s vote. Everyone can vote here. A lucky name will be picked among the voters and will win a trip to the winning location!

“The goal of our Association is the promotion of the European film industry and culture. Through the Location Award, we want to highlight the importance of filming locations and the close collaboration between our members and location scouts,” comments Kontny. “In these strange times, we are confident that such an initiative will also contribute to the rebirth of tourism across Europe, in the name of filmmaking.”

Voting opens on 9 November and runs through 12 January 2021. The EUFCN Location Award 2020 will be handed out to the winning film commission in February during the 71st Berlinale (11-21 February 2021).

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