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Central Macedonia Region Sets Up Film Office in Thessaloniki

The Central Macedonia Region has opened a new film office in Thessaloniki, aimed at attracting motion media production crews to shoot on location.

BBC Gets Green Light to Film at Sounion in Greece

Producers of BBC series “The Little Drummer Girl” have been given the green light to shoot at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.

BBC Submits New Request to Film at Sounion

The BBC has submitted a new request to film at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, following the refusal of Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) last week.

Greek Archaeology Body Says ‘No’ to BBC Series Sounion Shoot

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has turned down a request by BBC to film its "The Little Drummer Girl” series at the Poseidon Temple in Sounion.

Greece Reaches Out to Film Producers with Fresh Cash Incentives

Aiming to establish Greece as a leading filming location, the digital policy ministry is allocating some 75 million euros as an incentive.

North Aegean Region Gets Ready for… Lights, Camera, Action

North Aegean governor Christiana Kalogirou signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Hellenic Film Office to promote the region as a prime filming location.

UK Survey Says Box-office Blockbusters Spur Travel Bookings

A survey carried out across the UK showed that one in five Britons went ahead and booked a vacation, days after watching a film. 

Greek Gov’t Setting the Scene for Foreign Film Productions

The Greek government, through its relevant ministries, is paving the way for a framework that will offer foreign film producers incentives to shoot in Greece.

Syros Film School Set for Classes Next Month

Syros will get its very own film school set to start classes next month, as local authorities proceed with the establishment of a Hollywood studio on the island.

Greece, Serbia Film Centers Ink Distribution Deal

The Greek Film Center and Film Center Serbia signed a deal for the distribution of Greek and Serbian film productions in both territories.

Lights, Cameras, Action… on Syros Come October

Syros authorities are moving full speed ahead with plans to make the island a prime filming location, with a new production set for October 2017.

Syros One Step Closer to Hollywood Deal

A 6.5-million-euro investment to establish a Hollywood studio and film school on the island of Syros is coming closer to becoming reality.

Larissa Artfools Film Fest Getting Ready for Action

It’s time again for the International Film Festival of Larissa/Artfools set to take place in the central Greece city on February 28-March 5.

Greece’s Steep Taxes, Tedious Bureaucracy Push Film Producers Away

High taxes and bureaucratic hurdles are still turning away international filmmakers who may want to carry out productions in Greece.

Syros in Movie Talk with Hollywood

The Greek island of Syros may be ready to serve as a filming destination for Hollywood blockbusters after talks between local authorities and US cinematographers about the creation of a film studio there.

Summer in Athens Promises Events for All Tastes

More than 100 music, theater and film events promise to keep you on your toes during the 2016 Summer in Athens, which kicks off this week and runs through to the end of September in central neighborhoods, parks, pedestrian walkways and squares.

Cameras Rolling at 8th Larissa Film Fest Next Week

The city of Larissa, in central Greece, is ready to welcome the 8th International Film Festival / Artfools under the motto: “The City: One Big Cinema” to run on February 20-28.

Athens Open Air Film Fest Kicks Off

The 5th Open Air Film Festival featuring screenings of popular movies at outdoor venues city-wide kicks off tomorrow with 1928 silent movie The Cameraman starring Buster Keaton, at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in the heart of Athens.

Greece Considered Too Expensive For Shooting Films

Greece's high VAT, the cost of filming at an archaeological site and all the red tape and paperwork involved, are the main reasons why major Hollywood productions are being filmed elsewhere.