AFIAS cree fuertemente en la internacionalización del cine. Por ello desarrolla una labor única al servir de puente entre los profesionales del cine de España, América Latina y Asia.
AFIAS strongly believes in the internationalization of cinema, for that reason, it develops a unique work by serving as a bridge between film professionals in Spain, Latin America, and Asia.
AFIAS ofrece asistencia a producciones españolas y de América Latina que quieran coproducir o desarrollar sus producciones en países asiáticos. También se pone al servicio de aquellos profesionales del mundo del audiovisual asiático que quieran filmar en España o América Latina.
AFIAS offers assistance to Spanish and Latin American AV professionals that want to co-produce or develop their productions in Asian countries. Likewise, it is put at the service of those professionals of the Asian film industry who want to film in Spain or Latin-America.
For further information contact:
Linda Lin 0034-619506284
8 Reasons for filming in Spain
1. Tax incentives
Spain offers tax incentives for international shoots in the form of a tax rebate of up to 20%, except for in the Canary Islands where it is 40%. Navarre offers 35% via the tax credit. Production service companies based in Spain are essential when it comes to applying for these tax incentives and benefits, as well as for other production assistance and inland revenue inquiries. In order to obtain these incentives, the company must spend a minimum of one million Euros in the country, employ a percentage of local staff, and the incentives plus grants can never be higher than the equivalent of 50% of the production costs. There are also incentives available to national shoots and co-productions.
Mountains, deserts, forests, sand dunes, rivers and lakes, over 8000 km of coastline in three different seas, 3000 beaches, nature parks, tropical areas, flatlands and plateaus – our formidable catalogue of locations features all of the above and more. Spain historical and architectural heritage is unique and in exceptional condition. It features castles, medieval villas, wind-mills, ancient walls, mountain, and coastal villages, churches and chapels, aqueducts and forts, in sharp contrast to its modern or futuristic cities, airports, ports, and stations.
3. Professionals and production services
Spain audiovisual industry boasts a significant cast of multicultural, technical and artistic professionals with solid training and experience in national and international shoots, able to take on the most complex of productions and integrate successfully within an international team.
Local companies which provide production services make it easier to access locations, provide equipment and material are fundamental to achieving tax incentives and funding. The country also offers benefits when it comes to employment contract conditions, which makes it more competitive than some other destinations.
The development of tourism in Spain has equipped it with one of
the best service infrastructures in the world. Technical and artistic production teams have access to an extensive platform of hotels as well as other varied accommodationoptions, and of course, Spain offers a huge network of food and drink and leisure establishments. Rent a car companies, catering services, contract staff, standard insurance and specific health insurance policies complete the array of services available in the country. Spain’s public health, security, and emergency services are universal, and they are rated amongst the best in Europe excellent connectivity.
The country has an extensive road network, railway network and countless air traffic routes which connect the entire Spanish main land with its islands and the rest of the world. Spain’s high-speed train network, the AVE, is the largest in Europe and is distributed in four main lines with 25 stations. Thanks to its well-established tourism industry, air-connections with European countries feature a variety of routes and companies, at very competitive prices. The islands are also connected via maritime routes for passengers and cargo, from the ports of Cadiz, Algiers, Denia and Barcelona.
As for telecommunications, there is high-speed internet and 4G telephone connectivity across the entire country.
The Mediterranean climate enjoyed in most of the country provides over 3000 hours of sunshine a year, which on the Mediterranean coast and in the islands, equates to 200-220 days of brilliant light conditions for audiovisual shoots. The summers are hot and dry. During winter temperatures are moderate to cold, and snowy scenes can be found in the mountains in the north of the country, at locations in Andalusia and occasionally in the Canary Islands. The southern coast and the Canary Islands enjoy a subtropical climate which maintains average temperatures the whole year round.
7. Spain is Safe
Spain is politically and economically stable and provides legal security to its citizens and visitors. It is also equipped with sufficient security forces to guarantee peace and coexistence. Its public health services stand out for their quality and accessibility and are rated as some of the best in Europe. This situation means that insurance companies offer more competitive conditions when it comes to filming in Spain.
Spain is multicultural and diverse, and a welcoming host. It is clear that our lifestyle makes us feel open and well-disposed to enjoy our surroundings and people. The leisure options available here feature a wonderful array of possibilities – from food and drink to shows, sports, culture and traditions – all this makes for a very pleasant and satisfactory experience for visiting film crews.