Vote now for the Nomination of The Hellenic Film Commission, Athens City Τhe Little Drummer Girl.
After the success of the second edition, where the island of Corfu in Greece was crowned best European Film location of 2018, EUFCN - the European Film Commissions Network announces the European Film Location Award 2019, created by EUFCN in collaboration with Cineuropa.
EUFCN consists of 96 members from 28 countries, which promote European locations and film industry.
This year as well each Film Commission member of the EUFCN had the opportunity to candidate a film location (a specific place used in films or TV Series in the last decade) from a film or TV Series shot between January and December 2018. All the movies and TV Series in competition needed to have an International distribution, meaning that needed to be distributed outside the Countries of origin.
The Hellenic Film Commission (HFC) of the Greek Film Centre (GFC) is pleased to announce that its nominated location is the city of Athens and the region of Attica, where the highly popular BBC TV Series produced by Ink Factory ΤΗΕ LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL directed by highly- acclaimed South Korean director Park Chan-wook was filmed. The city of Athens is among the 10 finalists of the EUFCN Location Award 2019. Part of ΤΗΕ LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL have been filmed in Athens and the outskirts of the region of Attica, city of Elefsina, cultural capital of Europe of 2020 and city of Kinetta. The Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon, UNESCO protected monuments of Greece, where among the shooting locations.
“It has been an incredible experience to film ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ in the very locations de-scribed in John le Carré’s book. The immense privilege of shooting at such historically and cultur-ally important places such as the Acropolis or Temple of Poseidon cannot be understated. Greece, as the birthplace of Western drama, offers filmmakers a canvas of unique resonance and, for me, it is the perfect place to tell the story of Charlie (Pugh)”, says director Park Chan-wook, describing his experience of filming in Greece.
From November 14th until December 30th the audience has the chance to vote for the best location from among the 10 in the shortlist, by simply filling in the online form available on www.cineuropa.com (for ATHENS: https://cineuropa.org/en/felaindex/380516/
And that’s not all: from among all the voters, EUFCN and Cineuropa will pick a winner who will have the chance to visit the winning location. The winner will benefit from 2 nights of accommodation for 2 people, which will be offered and used in agreement with the film commission of that area. We would be glad to host you in Athens.
More info about the EUFCN here