The Slovenian Film Centre, in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board, is successfully presenting the Slovenian film locations at the internationally recognised film location promotion market FOCUS 2018 in London, which is taking place on 4 and 5 December. The purpose of these sorts of promotional events is to endorse Slovenia as a film destination and create a platform for the establishment of connections and acquaintances among filmmakers and producers in particular. For Slovenia, this is the first presentation at FOCUS.
The Slovenian Film Centre carries out the activities of a Film Commission in Slovenia and therefore also provides support for foreign film productions shot there. As we have already reported, a delegation of Slovenian film producers, accompanied by the Director of the Slovenian Film Centre Nataša Bučar, is attending the market as well. The presentation in London was also attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Tadej Rupel, M.Sc., and by the head of the Slovenian Tourist Board for Great Britain and Ireland Mladen Ljubišič.
All of the guests agree that these sorts of promotions are welcome and desirable, and everyone attending is enthusiastic about the possibilities of filming in Slovenia, which offers a variety of film locations due to its idyllic nature and picturesqueness. Slovenia has also implemented a 25-percent cash rebate measure for foreign productions, which, in accordance with the model of most European countries, provides an even further incentive for foreign producers to shoot in the Slovenian territory. All the well-preserved historical sites, the number of scenic locations in the immediate vicinity, and the fact that it is possible to shoot in the mountains as well as by the sea in a single day belong among the key factors that qualify Slovenia as one of the most exclusive film locations.
The Slovenian Film Centre is also a member of the the EUFCN - European Film Commissions Network, which aims to use these sorts of events in order to continuously encourage the long-term economic effects of international collaborations in the field of filmmaking and promotion.