Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 23, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Voting now open for EUFCN Location Award 2021

The European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) has announced its finalists for this year’s Location Award. Marking the fifth edition of the competition, the EUFCN’s annual prize is for European locations in the film and television industries. Voting is now open to the public, and five locations will compete for best European filming location of the year.


“Locations, locations, locations  – we, film commissioners, are the protectors of these unique and important characters in drama productions,” says EUFCN Co-President Mikael Svensson. “The Location Award is an initiative we strongly believe in, as it highlights and celebrates the fundamental collaboration between film commissions, film location professionals, and location sites across Europe. It feels great that we can focus on the places that make stories shine and also reward the most worthy location.”



“The EUFCN Location Award reflects the importance and value of those who strive to provide the audience the authenticity of a medium,” says juror Eric Mika. “The Award salutes the unsung heroes who find the stunning locations that set the backdrop and bring life to a story while stimulating curiosity.”


This year’s finalists are:

  • Berlin for The Queen’s Gambit – Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission (GERMANY)
  • Cahir Castle for The Green Knight – Screen Ireland (IRELAND)
  • Kornati National Park for Murina – Filming in Croatia (CROATIA)
  • Malaga for The Crown (Season 4) – Andalucía Film Commission (SPAIN)
  • Stadlandet for Dune – Western Norway Film Commission (NORWAY)


During the first stage of the competition, EUFCN member film commissions had the opportunity to submit one location from a film or a TV series shot in their country and released between 21st September 2020 11th and September 2021. The EUFCN Location Award Jury evaluated all submissions, focusing on the significant role of the location in the story and its innovative use inside a finalised audiovisual project.



The Jury was composed of Clara Le (Commercial Director at The Location Guide/FOCUS), Alexandra Lebret (Managing Director of the European Producers Club), Eric Mika (President and Publisher at The Film Verdict), John Rakich (Location Scout, President of the LMGI – Location Managers Guild International), and Dennis Ruh (Director of the European Film Market).



“I was so pleased to be a Jury member and participate in a well-structured organised process and to meet fascinating professionals from other areas of our industry,” adds Mika. “‘Kudos’ to EUFCN for its focused dedication shining light on Locations throughout Europe.”



The winner of the EUFCN Location Award 2021 will be determined by the general public’s vote. Voting opened on 22nd November and runs through until 31st January 2022. The prize will be handed out to the winning location and film commission in February at the European Film Market (EFM) 2022. Click here to vote for your favourite location. A lucky name will be picked among the voters and receive a trip to the winning location.


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