This project is funded by the European Union (EU) and is implemented by WYG International on behalf of the EU Delegation to Republic of Serbia.
On Wednesday, November 30th, in Belgrade Art Hotel, Serbia Film Commission hosted the Film Friendly Conference – the kick off activity under the project Serbia as a Film Friendly Environment, implemented through the EU funded project of RSEDP2 and its Grant Scheme.
This workshop was primarily aimed at representatives of local authorities, municipalities, public and state and public companies as well as film production companies with the goal to make Serbia a film friendly environment
Special guest of the Serbian Film Commission was Mr Martin Cuff, Executive Director of Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) who, together with Ms Ana Ilic – Executive Director of the Serbian Film Association, illustrated models of cooperation with public institutions and film companies as well as successful examples of film friendly municipalities and countries. Presentation also included examples of employment opportunities in such film friendly areas whereby various industry sectors could be highly engaged, such as tourism, textile industry, construction and wood processing companies, restaurants, transportation providers, etc.).
‘Providing opportunity for film, series and TV advertisements to be produced in Serbia would not just create additional jobs but would additionally boost local economies, stimulate smaller local entrepreneurs but also create a wonderful platform for Serbia to promote its tourism and business capacities’, said Martin Cuff, Executive Director of Association of Film Commissioners International.
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