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September holidays in Tenerife

Are you going to spend your September holidays in Tenerife? We welcome you to an island full of adventures, where you and your family can fill your album with memories for a lifetime. Will you join us?

Cosmopolitan cities with their own identityPuerto de la Cruz Vacaciones de septiembre en Tenerife

Who doesn’t like to discover unique places? Puerto de la Cruz combines the modernity of an open-air museum, Puerto Street Art, with the identity of a city that has not lost its peculiarities.

Stroll through the La Ranilla neighborhood with its murals, take a dip in the Atlantic ocean at the beautiful beaches of San Telmo and Playa Jardín, or relax in idyllic surroundings such as Lago Martiánez. Puerto de la Cruz is a miniature universe with a small treasure on every corner.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Vacaciones de Septiembre

In Santa Cruz de Tenerife, avant-garde and history takes you to places such as the Guimerá Theatre, the oldest theatre in the Canary Islands, or the Tenerife Auditorium, designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, which is part of the city’s landmark.

The capital of the Island is fortunate to host one of our visitors’ favourite beaches, Las Teresitas, as well as the César Manrique Maritime Park, a large swimming pool complex in the shade of El Palmetum, the largest collection of tropical palm trees in Europe. No matter what you choose, we assure you that in Santa Cruz you can find a place you will always want to return to.

Rural getaways in Tenerife – get to know the villages and hamlets

Masca Tenerife Vacaciones

If you are looking for a rural getaway, we can also give you some recommendations. In Tenerife you won’t get tired of seeing all the different places!

One of the most famous places is the hamlet Masca in Buenavista del Norte. It is framed in a spectacular setting, in the shadow of an imposing rock. It is one of the most popular places in the Teno Rural Park, where you can not only enjoy the breathtaking scenery, but also try local food.

Taganana Santa Cruz de Tenerife

In the northeast of the island you will find Taganana. You look from above on countless white houses, which meander to the coast.  If you are looking for breathtaking views, then you must visit the viewpoint El Bailadero. We assure you that the trip is worthwhile.

Parque Rural de Teno Tenerife

Do you want to see Los Gigantes as you have never seen the cliffs before, maybe even a beautiful panorama of our neighbor island La Gomera? Punta de Teno is our recommendation for a very different perspective.

Tenerife nature routes

Now that we’ve presented you to the towns and hamlets of Tenerife, how about submerging into the most curious and most spectacular nature of our island?

Tenerife – whale sanctuary

Delfines en Tenerife

One of the favourite activities by our visitors is whale watching. If you want to explore the southwest coast of Tenerife and admire these beautiful animals, remember to embark with one of the companies of the Sustainability Charter. You will ensure a respectful experience with the environment, as well as the guidance of the best professionals.

A charming valley

Valle de la Orotava

Finally, the north of Tenerife deserves part of your time on the island. Small municipalities, each with its own magic, populate the entire Orotava Valley. If you continue your journey to the northwest you will find some natural wonders such as The Millenary Dragon Tree, the oldest in the whole archipelago.

Cueva del Viento Tenerife

Among these wonders we must also highlight the Cueva del Viento, the largest volcanic tube in Europe. You can do guided tours to discover the underground of Tenerife.

A wonderful September is waiting for you on our island. So, what are you waiting for?

Tenerife Film Commission draws up a ten-point good practice guide for sustainable film production

The document is a guideline to make national and international productions on the Island more eco-friendly

Tenerife Film Commission has drawn up a ten-point guide with recommendations to make shoots on the Island more sustainable. The aim of the document is to be a guideline to make national and international shoots more environment-friendly and it is based on the idea that sustainability involves a balanced economic growth, social inclusion and environment protection. The ten-point guide, available in Spanish, English and German, can be downloaded on tenerifefilm.com/greenshooting

The guide suggests actions to be carried out at the different usual phases of film production, from preproduction to postproduction. So, in the section Responsible Location Scouting, the recommendation is to use as few locations as possible and aim for them to be within a short distance; get the appropriate information on the rules governing them and take into account the effects the shooting may have on the place.

Communication is another section in the ten-point guide, and the aim is to inform of and determine the objectives and measures to be implemented by the different departments regarding sustainability, as well as giving publicity to the experience and the environmental results obtained. The third point in the document, deals with the protection of locations and their surroundings, which involves signposting the areas to be occupied, minimizing noise and light pollution, or encouraging local employment. Finding accommodation near locations, avoiding the use of cars individually, planning the use of shared transport and less polluting or electrical vehicles are some of the good practices included in the ten-point guide regarding transport.

To meet the recommendations in the document, catering should be hired from a company that is close to the location, making sure it encourages buying local and seasonal products and uses bio-degradable or re-usable tableware. Regarding materials, it suggests hiring rather than buying the elements necessary for the shoot, purchasing materials that hold eco-friendly certificates or cutting down on the use of paper and printing.

Reduce, reuse & recycle

Avoiding disposable products, encouraging reusing materials and composting organic waste, planning the size and number of rubbish bins or designing a waste management system by reaching agreements with local authorities, are some of the points included in section 7, which is headed Reduce, reuse & recycle

To reduce energy waste, turning lights off when they are not needed, not having electronic devices in stand-by, unplugging chargers after using them or using low-energy light bulbs are some of the suggestions made concerning electric power. Point 9 in the document deals with water and it includes advice on how to avoid individual water bottles, providing reusable bottles and refilling points or establishing measures to reduce water volume in toilet flushes and washbasins.

The ten-point guide ends with an entry called Environmental Monitoring, which includes actions like defining functions regarding sustainability in crews, hiring a professional to carry out the environmental monitoring of the production, designing an environmental monitoring plan, calculating the carbon footprint or compensating the emissions directly or through associations, foundations or local companies.

More information at

Tenerife Film Commission

0034 647 346 462

film@webtenerife.com

tenerifefilm.com/greenshooting

We’re going for the first time to Ciclope Festival

We have openings in our schedule to meet with you in Berlin on November 8 and 9 at the advertising film event Ciclope Festival.

Ciclope Festival's venue
Ciclope Festival’s venue

 

The film commission always explores new opportunities to promote the many and varied advantages that the Island offers to develop audio-visual projects.

The wonderfully warm climate of Tenerife makes it a year-round stage for filming and advertising photo shoots. A large array of producers and audio-visual equipment rental companies ensure shooting in an incredible variety of locations. In under an hour, you can travel from a desert to lush jungle, for example.

You can make an appointment by contacting us at:

0034 647 346 462

film@webtenerife.com

www.tenerifefilm.com

Mipcom, Content London, and Focus, our iconic fall events

Producers on the island will also attend

 

The Tenerife Film Commission will be present at these three important European audio-visual industry events under the promotional umbrella ‘Canary Islands Film’, The first event, Mipcom, will be held on October 15-18 in Cannes (France). Our staff will be available at the ‘Canary Islands Film’ table, located at the Audio-visual stand representing Spain (R7.11), to discuss information on 40%-45% tax incentives for production companies, opportunities for animation endeavours, locations and audio-visual material rentals. They will also assist in contacting local producers such as Tomavision and Mina Films & Communication, among others.

 

We will focus on the television series sector in November. This time, from November 27-30, Canary Islands Film will be present at Content London, United Kingdom. And, also in London, at FOCUS, on December 4-5. The meeting place for International Productions, at the Canary Islands Film stand, we will provide information on Tenerife as a location for all kinds of audio-visual projects.

For appointments and more info contact us:

Tenerife Film Commission

0034 647 346 462

film@webtenerife.com

www.tenerifefilm.com

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ and ‘Blanco en blanco’, two very different films just shot in Tenerife

From the end of September to the beginning of October, a Hollywood production, through Sur Film, and the most delicate signature cinema have come together on the Island

'Blanco en blanco' shooting  in Tenerife, Canary Islands
‘Blanco en blanco’ shooting in Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

Sur Film has been the Tenerife service production company responsible for bringing the shooting of Wonder Woman 1984 to Spain. The shooting period made in Spain has been completed in different areas of Isla Baja and Anaga in Tenerife during the last week of September and the first week of October. Once again, the movie stars Gal Gadot, and will be directed by Patty Jenkins, the first woman to direct a major blockbuster. The main cast includes Kristen Wiig, who will play the film’s main villain, Cheetah; and Chris Pine, playing his role again as Steve Trevor.

Meanwhile, the producer El Viaje Films, also from Tenerife, has co-produced the feature film Blanco en blanco by director Theo Court. This Chilean-Spanish production, with international awards for development, tells a story in Tierra del Fuego. For ten days, magnificent locations in Tenerife such as Teno Alto and the Teide National Park have served as a stage, recreating the desolate landscapes of the Chilean Patagonia. It has also been shot in Garachico due to its iconic colonial architecture.

Blanco en blanco is set in Tierra del Fuego in the prelude of the twentieth century, when the marriage of an omnipotent landowner is about to take place, who has violently snatched his land from the natives. A photographer arrives here, at the furthest corner of the earth, to immortalize the ceremony. The bride to be, a girl who is traveling with him, becomes his obsession. An obsession that leads him to seal a pact where in exchange for betraying power, he can enjoy the innocent beauty of the girl.  After losing his privileges for his betrayal, his relationship with the world of images goes beyond eroticism, delving deeper and deeper into a society that coexists with the genocide of the Ona people, becoming an accomplice through his pictures.

Over the following months we will see Tenerife on the big screen in two cinematographic productions as different as they are suggestive.

More info at Tenerife Film Commission

film@webtenerife.com

www.tenerifefilm.com

 

 

 

 

 

3 Doubles Producciones shares its experience with connected toys and animation

During 3DWire they commented on the Case Study ‘My Preschool Monsters’

The toy industry has set its sights on new technologies and connectivity, making a commitment to the future. For this reason, connected toys are increasingly prominent and are evolving at breakneck speed.  Big Bang Box and 3 Doubles Producciones, both with a new corporate image and based in Tenerife, recounted their experience with RTVE in the joint production of the My Preschool Monsters animated series, in which connected toy technology has a strategic role.

More info at:

3 Doubles Producciones

0034 670 586 721

Diptica Photography opens studios in Helsinki and Stockholm

Opening in mid-October

 

Diptica Photography will open new studios in Helsinki and Stockholm on October 15, 2018. The addition of these two studios to those already operating in Tenerife and the Dominican Republic, Diptica Photography will produce photos and videos in a fantastic variety of landscapes, climates and cities, all year round.

More info at:

Diptica Photography

C/ Tegueste, 2 – Local 4 – Los Olivos 38670 Adeje

Tel.: 0034 676 91 07 20

 

Location One Islas Canarias expands its fleet

It now offers a new all-terrain vehicle for on-set vacuuming and cleaning

Location One Islas Canarias continues to grow. Thanks to their fleet of 4×4 vehicles, they can reach the most unusual places. These vehicles can now carry the most appropriate equipment for on-set vacuuming and cleaning. This unit is perfect for emptying honeywagons, Portaloo toilets, motorhomes or artist trailers on location.

More info at

Location One Islas Canarias

Tel.: 0034 627 16 52 44

La Laguna Historical Film Festival turning into a benchmark

It will take place from October 31 to November 4 in La Laguna, Tenerife

History and cinema go hand in hand for the third consecutive year through the launching of the third edition of the La Laguna Historical Film Festival (FICHLA). This proposal by Festeam Comunicación y Eventos S.L. positions the city of La Laguna as a benchmark for this audio-visual genre.  A selection of content becoming increasingly prominent as a source of inspiration for creative people, and also widely accepted by the audience.  The event will take place from October 31 to November 4 at Espacio Cultural Aguere, in La Laguna.

This project is supported once more by the Local Government of San Cristobal de La Laguna, through the Department of Historical Heritage, as well as by Government of the Canary Islands through the Directorate General of Cultural Heritage.

 

This time, FICHLA acknowledges history, focusing its theme on the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King.

 

The big news this year is that two competitions will take place, one focused on feature films and, the other one, on documentaries.  The winners will get the “Witness of History 2018” prize, valued at 1,000 euros.

FICHLA 2018 enters into a historical agreement

Festeam Communication and Events S.L. has entered into an agreement with the prestigious History Channel. Through this collaboration, FICHLA’s management has obtained the exclusive European rights to one of the most anticipated documentaries: “Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America” (also known as “MLK Assassination: 50th Anniversary Special”).

FICHLA will also host the “The Struggle of Lyndon B. Johnson” exhibition, reflecting the hard work by the US president in the battle for racial equality in North America.

 

More awards with a taste of history

Series with historical content will also be present in this edition.  With the premise of continuing to promote creations of historical content, FICHLA 2018 will grant an award to the prestigious Spanish series “Tiempos de Guerra,” (Times of War) by Atresmedia Televisión and produced in cooperation with Bambú Producciones.

More info at www.fichla.com