Andalucía Film Commission win three out of five Set of Culture awards at Cannes Film Festival
Andalucía’s La Alhambra in Granada (pictured below), Plaza de España in Sevilla and the Monument to the Cadiz’s Court were awarded with the prestigious award “Set of Culture” in Cannes. Locations submitted by the Roma Lazio Film Commission also took home two of the awards that celebrate cinema and TV locations linked to the cultural and historical spirit of the European Union.
The Set of Culture award presents five accolades; castles, bridges, squares, archaeological spaces and historical spaces. Forty-five locations from countries including France, Germany, Poland and Italy were finalists.
Roma Lazio’s submissions of Villa Adriana in Rome (pictured below) and the bridge of San Francesco in Subiaco won in their respective categories.
Convened by the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) and the Italian Film Commission, the awards ceremony took place at the Hotel Majestic in Cannes Film Festival. A popular vote by European Citizens was conducted on the Cineuropa platform to decide the winners.
Intended to promote Europe’s cultural heritage and locations linked to cinema and TV that are on the databases of European film commissions, each film commission were able to enter five locations “that best represent the spirit of the European Union because their cultural heritage or the historical events that took place there, or for artistic reasons”.
The Director of Andalucia Film Commission, Piluca Querol, noted that the awards will also allow to spread this destination and the website ‘Andalucía, destino de cine’, created by Andalucia Film Commission and Consejería de Turismo, Regeneración, Justicia y Administración Local to promote screen tourism in this region.
Two years ago, Sevilla’s Plaza España (pictured) was also awarded the title of Treasures of European Film Culture, an award given by European Film Academy, that only ten sites in Europe that hold.
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