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Corfu Nominated for European Location Award 2018 – Vote Now!

Hellenic Film Commission/Greek Film Center - The Durrells © Sid Gentle Films (Td4) Limited - Photographer: John Rogers

Hellenic Film Commission/Greek Film Center – The Durrells © Sid Gentle Films (Td4) Limited – Photographer: John Rogers

The island of Corfu in the Ionian sea is competing with 11 other destinations for the European Film Location Award 2018, organized for a second year by the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) and Cineuropa.

Hellenic Film Commission/Greek Film Center - The Durrells © Sid Gentle Films (Td4) Limited

Hellenic Film Commission/Greek Film Center – The Durrells © Sid Gentle Films (Td4) Limited

As last year, each EUFCN member has proposed a location featured in a film or TV Series, filmed between January and December 2017 and distributed internationally.

Corfu has been proposed by the Hellenic Film Commission of the Greek Film Center for being the setting of the fourth season of “The Durrells”, a popular British comedy-drama TV series based on the autobiographical books of explorer and writer Gerald Durrell.

The island’s old town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site –  as well as the areas of Kontokali, Kouloura, Agios Stefanos, Erimitis, Gastouri, Halikounas, Kouramades and Sinarades are featured in the TV series, which is broadcast by ITV and PBS.

© SID Gentle Films (TD4) Limited

The voting procedure is now open and the deadline is on November 30.  The Cineuropa voting platform is available in English, Spanish, Italian and French and those interested, can vote by filling the online form here (for Corfu). Voters will also participate in a draw to win a two-night stay for two persons in the winning location.

Hellenic Film Commission/Greek Film Center - The Durrells © Sid Gentle Films (Td4) Limited / Photographer Laurence Cendrowicz

Hellenic Film Commission/Greek Film Center – The Durrells © Sid Gentle Films (Td4) Limited / Photographer Laurence Cendrowicz

EUFCN consists of 90 members from 30 countries, which aim to promote European locations as filming destinations. Last year the Association celebrated its 10th anniversary and assigned the European Film Location Award 2017 to the city of Görlitz, Germany.

Greece was again among the 2017 nominees with the Cycladic island of Antiparos, which had been the setting for the 2016 Greek drama “Suntan”.

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