Turismo de Tenerife joins campaign for prevention of drowning and swimming accidents


Turismo de Tenerife joins the campaign launched by the Royal Spanish Federation of Rescue and Lifesaving for the prevention of accidents in aquatic facilities and natural aquatic spaces. The initiative aims to reduce the number of drowning deaths that occur each year in Spain which is already over one hundred people in 2017. The Royal Federation, together with the European Federation and the World Federation of Rescue and Lifesaving, has launched the campaign #StopAhogados. The campaign includes informative flyers with simple tips to prevent accidents. The flyers can be downloaded at the Royal Federation’s website in the section on Prevention.

FICMEC, Canary Islands Filmmarket and Bridging the Gap

Next events in Tenerife


Between May and July, the Island will host a film festival, a co-production forum and an animation lab. The first one is the 19th International Environmental Film Festival of the Canary Islands (FICMEC) from 24 May to 4 June, a useful and thought-provoking proposal where the present blends with a contemporary look at the “environmental”, more difficult and problematic in itself.

At the end of June, it’s the turn of a renewed “Canary Islands International Filmmarket”, former Euroforum, a co-production forum for feature films, series and TV movies where 15 projects are chosen.

Finally, from 16 to 22 July “Bridging the Gap” will be the star. This is an intensive workshop for students with an advance level of animation and professionals from all over the world wanting to develop their own projects. With the help of industry experts, the aim is to learn how to launch new projects in the animation market successfully.


Further information on:

International Environmental Film Festival of the Canary Islands (FICMEC) www.ficmec.es

Canary Islands International Filmmarket (write to direccion@festeam.net)

Bridging the Gap www.thegap.com


3Doubles Producciones opens in Tenerife

A new option for animation and VFX on the Island


Just seven months after the Italian company MondoTV chose Tenerife as their headquarters in the Canary Islands, 3Doubles Producciones officially opened. A new animation and VFX company made up of nearly 30 widely-experienced professionals from all over Spain led by Maxi Díaz ‘Planet 51’, ‘Las Aventuras de Tadeo Jones’– as animation director.

The studio’s first production is the animation feature The Steam Engines of Oz’, a co-production with Arcana Studios, the largest comics publishing house in Canada, whose book was a best-seller and has sold thousands of copies worldwide.

Opening in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has been a strategic opportunity for the company thanks to its tax breaks, the talent available and the institutional support given to a business sector with a high potential on the Islands.


0034 600 905 364



Bewateragency widens its customer base

As model agency and production services provider

Two Bewater models during the shooting for one of the most prestigious national hairdressers, José Boix. Photograph by Joa Rubio
Two Bewater models during the shooting for one of the most prestigious national hairdressers, José Boix. Photograph by Joa Rubio

Bewateragency was set up in 2015 with a clear strategy based on personalized top quality services. Their latest works include clients such as Hard Rock, Coca-Cola, the CIO group, Coco-Takumi Singapour, Salerm Cosmetics, Medavita, Turespaña or Richard Mosse.

T. 00 34 660 028 560

12 film courses

They will be held in Tenerife in 2017


The producer María José Díez teaching executive production
The producer María José Díez teaching executive production

With the aim to improve specific training areas in the film sector and contribute to their development on the Island, Tenerife Film Commission has fostered twelve specialised courses on film, advertising and animation to be held in 2017. Their aim is to enhance the professional services provided on the Island.

This is why we, along with the Government of the Canary Islands, promote the workshops offered by the Clúster Audiovisual de Canarias on independent executive production, head of locations, make–up for film and TV plus grip and lighting. These courses have the collaboration of TEA, Espacio de las Artes de Tenerife and the MAPFRE Guanarteme Foundation.

Regarding animation, thanks to the funding of the MAPFRE Guanarteme Foundation, 8 high-level courses will be held in 2017 specialising in 3D animation, VFX and videogame development. They are grouped in four areas:

  • Two courses on directing, managing and project making: Expert in Shotgun and Pipeline TD
  • Four on production: Modelling and anatomy Zbrush; Rigger; Lighting and Animacting
  • One on postproduction: VFX expert (Visual effects)
  • And one on videogames: Shaders Unity 3D development

For further information on the film courses, please write to cursos@webclac.org and for the animation courses write to hello@whytenerife.com



The series “Tiempos de guerra” and the film “Operación Concha” were shot in Tenerife

Miramar Media Entertainment took care of both productions in Tenerife


"Operación Concha" filming in Tenerife
“Operación Concha” filming in Tenerife


It is worth mentioning that all the heads of department of the shooting of “Operación Concha” in Tenerife are from the Canaries. This Spanish feature film, directed by Antonio Cuadri and produced by Abra Producciones and Miramar Media Entertainment, was shot on different locations in Tenerife for a week in April.

Rafael Castro was the art director, Eli Fernández the key make-up artist, and Roberta Martino the line producer.

Also in April, this company provided production services to the TV series “Tiempos de guerra” produced by Bambú Producciones for the Spanish TV channel Antena 3. This film was shot, among other locations, on El Correíllo, a wonderful period steam boat, moored in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

For further information, please contact:

T. 00 34 651 629 577

We’ll be at Marché du Film, Mifa and Cannes Lions

We’d like to meet with you


Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, offers a wide range of options to shoot all kinds of films. We’d love to see you and give you ad hoc first-hand information for your commercial, animation or drama feature film. That’s why we are going to the three most relevant film events in producers’ agendas this spring.

We’ll be at the Marché du Film, in Cannes Film Festival, where you can find us at the Audiovisual from Spain booth (Riviera, A5) from 21 to 24 May.

For animation projects, we’ll be going to MIFA, the market at Annecy International Animation Film Festival also in France. You can find us at the Canary Islands booth from 13 to 16 June. On Thursday 15, a territorial FOCUS will be held where the main studios and professionals from the Islands will be present.

And finally, from 20 to 22 June, we’ll be meeting advertising production companies at Cannes Lions, where we’re sponsoring the Cannes Soirée event on Wednesday, 21 June.

We’re attending all these events under the umbrella “Canary Islands Film”, an initiative of the Government of the Canary Islands.

For an appointment, please write to Concha Díaz, Tenerife Film Commission Co-ordinator at film@webtenerife.com and for animation projects write to Zulay Rodríguez at hello@whytenerife.com

Our phone number is +34 647346462.