Why you should shoot in Spain
We have plenty of reasons why you should come to shoot in Spain. We are a modern, welcoming European country which boasts unique locations, wonderful Mediterranean light and warm and friendly people, all of which is complemented by a well-established audiovisual industry.
Here are nine important reasons to convince you, but there are many more.
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WE URGE YOU TO SHOOT IN SPAIN. Spain offers tax incentives for international shoots in the form of a tax rebate of up to 20%, except for in the Canary Islands where it is 40%. Navarre offers 35% via tax credit. Production service companies based in Spain are essential when it comes to applying for these tax incentives and benefits, as well as for other production assistance and inland revenue enquiries. In order to obtain these incentives, the company must spend a minimum of one million Euros in the country, employ a percentage of local staff, and the incentives plus grants can never be higher than the equivalent of 50% of the production costs. There are also incentives available to national shoots and co-productions.
WE ARE ATTRACTIVE AND SINGULAR. Mountains, deserts, forests, sand dunes, rivers and lakes, over 8000km of coastline in three different seas, 3000 beaches, nature parks, tropical areas, flatlands and plateaus - our formidable catalogue of locations features all of the above and more.
Spain's historical and architectural heritage is unique and in exceptional condition. It features castles, medieval villas, windmills, ancient walls, mountain and coastal villages, churches and chapels, aqueducts and forts - in sharp contrast to its modern or futuristic cities, airports, ports and stations.
Professionals and production services
WE TAKE OUR WORK SERIOUSLY. Spain's audiovisual industry boasts a significant cast of multicultural, technical and artistic professionals with solid training and experience in national and international shoots, able to take on the most complex of productions and integrate successfully within an international team.
Local companies which provide production services make it easier to access locations, provide equipment and material and are fundamental to achieving tax incentives and funding. The country also offers benefits when it comes to employment contract conditions, which makes it more competitive than some other destinations.
CUTTING EDGE SERVICES. The development of tourism in Spain has equipped it with one of the best service infrastructures in the world.
Technical and artistic production teams have access to an extensive platform of hotels as well as other varied accommodation options, and of course Spain offers a huge network of food and drink and leisure establishments. Rent a car companies, catering services, contract staff, standard insurance and specific health insurance policies complete the array of services available in the country. Spain's public health, security and emergency services are universal, and they are rated amongst the best in Europe
WE ARE CONNECTED. The country has an extensive road network, railway network and countless air traffic routes which connect the entire Spanish mainland with its islands and the rest of the world. Spain's high-speed train network, the AVE, is the largest in Europe and is distributed in four main lines with 25 stations. Thanks to its well-established tourism industry, air-connections with European countries feature a variety of routes and companies, at very competitive prices. The islands are also connected via maritime routes for passengers and cargo, from the ports of Cadiz, Algiers, Denia and Barcelona.
As for telecommunications, there is high-speed internet and 4G telephone connectivity across the entire country.
WE ARE WARM. The Mediterranean climate enjoyed in most of the country provides over 3000 hours of sunshine a year, which on the Mediterranean coast and in the islands, equates to 200-220 days of brilliant light conditions for audiovisual shoots.
The summers are hot and dry. During winter temperatures are moderate to cold, and snowy scenes can be found in the mountains in the north of the country, at locations in Andalusia and occasionally in the Canary Islands. The southern coast and the Canary Islands enjoy a subtropical climate which maintains average temperatures the whole year round. WEATHER PREDICTION
WE ARE SAFE. Spain is politically and economically stable and provides legal security to its citizens and visitors. It is also equipped with sufficient security forces to guarantee peace and coexistence.
Its public health services stand out for their quality and accessibility and are rated as some of the best in Europe. This situation means that insurance companies offer more competitive conditions when it comes to filming in Spain.
WE ARE WELCOMING. Spain is multicultural and diverse, and a welcoming host. It is clear that our lifestyle makes us feel open and well-disposed to enjoy our surroundings and people.
The leisure options available here feature a wonderful array of possibilities - from food and drink to shows, sports, culture and traditions - all this makes for a very pleasant and satisfactory experience for visiting film crews.
Spain Film Commission Network of Offices
WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE. The extensive network of SFC offices provides information and free services to help with your audiovisual production. The professionals managing these offices provide effective solutions and act as a bridge between the different administrations and the production companies.
As well as facilitating access to locations and to networks of professionals and production services companies, they promote the country in international markets to attract further shoots.