European Film Commissions Network reveals Location Award 2021 shortlist

The Queen's Gambit, Dune, The Green Knight, Murina and The Crown are vying for the award

The European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) has announced the five finalists competing for this year’s EUFCN Location Award. 

With the award now in its fifth edition, the 2021 finalists vying for best European filming location are as follows: 

Berlin for The Queen’s Gambit – Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission (Germany)
Cahir Castle for The Green Knight – Screen Ireland (Ireland)
Kornati National Park for Murina – Filming in Croatia (Croatia)
Malaga for The Crown (Season 4) – Andalucía Film Commission (Spain)
Stadlandet for Dune – Western Norway Film Commission (Norway)

During the first stage of the competition, EUFCN member film commissions had the opportunity to submit one location from a film or a TV series shot in their country and released between September 21st, 2020 and September 11th, 2021.

The EUFCN Location Award Jury evaluated all submissions, focusing on the significant role of the location in the story and its innovative use inside the audiovisual product.

“The EUFCN Location Award reflects the importance and value of those who strive to provide the audience the authenticity of a medium. The Award salutes the unsung heroes who find the stunning locations that set the backdrop and bring life to a story while stimulating curiosity”, said juror Eric Mika. 

“I was so pleased to be a Jury member and participate in a well-structured organized process and to meet fascinating professionals from other areas of our industry. ‘Kudos’ to EUFCN for its focused dedication shining light on Locations throughout Europe.” 

“Locations, locations, locations - we, film commissioners, are the protectors of these unique and important characters in drama productions,” added EUFCN co-president Mikael Svensson. 

“The Location Award is an initiative we strongly believe in, as it highlights and celebrates the fundamental collaboration between film commissions, film location professionals, and location sites across Europe. It feels great that we can focus on the places that make stories shine and also reward the most worthy location.”

Voting opens on Nov. 22nd and runs through Jan. 31st 2022. The EUFCN Location Award 2021 will be given to the winning location and film commission in February at the European Film Market 2022.

The winner of the EUFCN Location Award 2021 will be determined by the general public; click here for more on how to vote.

The Green Knight image via by Eric Zachanowich / A24 Films. 

European Film Commissions Network reveals Location Award 2021 shortlist
The Green Knight via Eric Zachanowich / A24 Films
European Film Commissions Network reveals Location Award 2021 shortlist
The Green Knight via Eric Zachanowich / A24 Films

The European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) has announced the five finalists competing for this year’s EUFCN Location Award. 

With the award now in its fifth edition, the 2021 finalists vying for best European filming location are as follows: 

Berlin for The Queen’s Gambit – Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission (Germany)
Cahir Castle for The Green Knight – Screen Ireland (Ireland)
Kornati National Park for Murina – Filming in Croatia (Croatia)
Malaga for The Crown (Season 4) – Andalucía Film Commission (Spain)
Stadlandet for Dune – Western Norway Film Commission (Norway)

During the first stage of the competition, EUFCN member film commissions had the opportunity to submit one location from a film or a TV series shot in their country and released between September 21st, 2020 and September 11th, 2021.

The EUFCN Location Award Jury evaluated all submissions, focusing on the significant role of the location in the story and its innovative use inside the audiovisual product.

“The EUFCN Location Award reflects the importance and value of those who strive to provide the audience the authenticity of a medium. The Award salutes the unsung heroes who find the stunning locations that set the backdrop and bring life to a story while stimulating curiosity”, said juror Eric Mika. 

“I was so pleased to be a Jury member and participate in a well-structured organized process and to meet fascinating professionals from other areas of our industry. ‘Kudos’ to EUFCN for its focused dedication shining light on Locations throughout Europe.” 

“Locations, locations, locations - we, film commissioners, are the protectors of these unique and important characters in drama productions,” added EUFCN co-president Mikael Svensson. 

“The Location Award is an initiative we strongly believe in, as it highlights and celebrates the fundamental collaboration between film commissions, film location professionals, and location sites across Europe. It feels great that we can focus on the places that make stories shine and also reward the most worthy location.”

Voting opens on Nov. 22nd and runs through Jan. 31st 2022. The EUFCN Location Award 2021 will be given to the winning location and film commission in February at the European Film Market 2022.

The winner of the EUFCN Location Award 2021 will be determined by the general public; click here for more on how to vote.

The Green Knight image via by Eric Zachanowich / A24 Films. 

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