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La Laguna Gran Hotel to open in 2017

It will be a 4 star hotel 

La Laguna Gran Hotel

The owners of Hotel Taburiente, a Canaries family with over 50 years of experience in tourism, are to open a new establishment next year: La Laguna Gran Hotel. It is a 4-star hotel situated in the heart of the historic quarter of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. It has 123 rooms, seven of which are suites. Amenities include restaurant, cafeteria, spacious halls for events and banquets, gym, spa, a roof terrace with an indoor pool plus a car park.

This new facility will create jobs and great demand in a borough which currently has limited accommodation offer. A quality personalized service coupled with attention to detail are the pillars on which, we are sure, they’ll build their success.




A prestigious festival, with a knowledgeable and critical audience, a sales opportunity, professional market, screening and pitching sessions, training, talks, lectures, professional meetings, an exceptional location, the beauty of the Canary Islands, a superb climate, good documentary cinema, contacts, projects, friendship and the entire world with a documentary view. Nobody will treat your film better.

MiradasDoc is open for registrations from 28th July to 15th October.

Get to know us at Registration online: www.miradasdoc.com

Let’s meet at Cannes Marché du Film


We’ll be there to explain the 35% tax rebate from 14th to 17th May

Marché du Film - Cannes

Tenerife Film Commission will be at “Marchè du Film” in the umbrella stand “Canary Islands Film” situated in the Cinema from Spain stand (A5). We´ll be there to tell you all about tax incentives for feature films, drama series, documentaries and animation in the Canary Islands. Besides, we’re presenting the services offered by 33 local companies and the wide range of locations available on the Island.

Tenerife, La Palma, and Gran Canaria Film Commissions will be present at the Canary Islands Film stand this year with the support of the Government of the Canary Islands.

To arrange a meeting please write to film@webtenerife.com or call us on +34 647346462.



+34 647346462

Tenerife to promote animation and videogame sector

While Tenerife gets more and more recognition as a film location, a new activity with great development potential is now gaining strength on the Island: the animation and videogames industry.

©Lightbox Animation Studio  - Picture from "Capture the Flag"
©Lightbox Animation Studio – Picture from “Capture the Flag”

A report commissioned by Cabildo de Tenerife (Island Government) has concluded that the infrastructure –supercomputer for rendering- the professionalism, the creative talent plus the tax system available on the Island are great qualities that make Tenerife the perfect place to develop and expand this industry.

Tenerife Science and Technology Park will put in place a 2D and 3D audiovisual and animation training programme so that the Island can offer qualified professionals to meet the requirements of production companies.

They will also attend specialised fairs and markets to show the projection this sector has in Tenerife.

More info at www.tenerifefilm.com  film@webtenerife.com +34 647346462

Film shootings bring a record 19 million Euros in 2015

The Island welcomed 88 productions in 2015, 20 more than the previous year

© Nuria Machado - "Kilory" shooting
© Nuria Machado – “Kilory” shooting

Last year Tenerife welcomed 88 productions, 10 of which were feature films (two more than in 2014), including “Jason Bourne”, with star Matt Damon in the leading role; and “Project Lazarus”, by Canaries director Mateo Gil. In addition to its qualities as a film location, Tenerife also offers post-production services through its HPC-Teide supercomputer, the second most powerful in Spain which is already being used for animation, as in for example “Capture the flag” last year.

Apart from films, in 2015 there were photo shoots (21), commercials (21) and TV programmes (16), including one of the episodes of the BBC “Dr. Who” series, TV programmes “Masterchef”, “Masterchef Junior” and “Volando Voy” —hosted by popular  presenter Jesús Calleja— or commercials for brands like Adolfo Domínguez, Suzuki, Iberia or Lamborghini.  By country of origin, most production companies were from Germany (24), Spain (22) and the UK (16). Overall, in 2015 there were 525 shooting days and TFC answered a total of 212 requests.

From 2000, the Island has hosted 1,126 film productions. The best-known titles in these 15 years are “Clash of the Titans” and “Wrath of the Titans” (2010-2011, USA), “Una hora menos en Canarias” (2010, Spain), “Fast and Furious 6” (2013, USA), “Nadie quiere la noche” orFelices 140, which are both Spanish productions shot in 2014.

Coming in 2016

Several productions have chosen to shoot on the Island this year including:

–       “Oro”, by director Agustín Díaz Yanes starring Raúl Arévalo, Óscar Jaenada and José Coronado and the special appearance of Juan Diego. Based on a short story by best-selling author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, it is the story of the expedition of 16th Century Spanish conquerors Lope de Aguirre and Núñez de Balboa who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a mythical city that was believed to be built of gold. It is a co-production of Apache Films, Atresmedia Cine, Telefónica Studios and Sony Pictures Spain.

–       “En zona hostil”. Directed by Adolfo Martínez, the cast includes Ariadna Gil, Roberto Álamo, Antonio Garrido, Raúl Mérida, Marian Hernández and Ruth Gabriel. It is based on real events which happened to Spanish troops deployed in Afghanistan. It is produced by Tornasol Films, Hernández y Fernández P.C., and Castafiore Films.

More at www.tenerifefilm.com

Studio Indie Capital Partners offers tax rebate management and financing


The company has opened an office in the Canary Islands to attract productions and offer the tax benefits available in the region

Studio Indie offers production and post-production services through their three lines of business: Studio Indie Production, Studio Indie Service, and Studio Indie Capital Partners.


In 2015 several film companies and professionals joined together to set up Studio Indie, a film consortium based on the Canary Islands with the aim of attracting national and foreign productions that wish to benefit from the tax advantages offered by the Canaries tax regime.

The partners at Studio Indie are Babieka and Kanzamán, production and service production companies respectively; Cinelab, experts in post-production and technological solutions; and Jesús del Cerro, director and producer with wide experience in film and television production.

Why choose Studio Indie?

International presence: Studio Indie has offices in Spain, Romania, France, Morocco and Monaco among other countries. Studio Indie attends all the national and International film markets and festivals.

Funding: in Studio Indie “we are part of your project”. They get involved in the funding and co-investment thanks to the tax breaks available in the Canary Islands. They manage the TAX REBATE and EQUITY FUND. They are also present in very competitive production areas like Romania.

Experience: their partners include companies with wide experience in film and television international productions who have been working for over twenty years.


-“Uruguay” 2016. Director: Jesús del Cerro (Studio Indie). Producer: Actoire du Film

-“Cold Skin”. 2015. Director: Xavier Gens. Producer: Babieka

-“Far From Here”. 2015. Director: James Pillon. Producer: Studio Indie

-“Pregnant in Romanía”. 2015. Director Jesús del Cerro. Producer: Studio Indie

-“The Second Best Exotic Hotel Marigold” (2014). Producer: Babieka.

-“Tomorrowland” (2014). Director: Brad Bird. Producer: Babieka

-“The Dictator” (2012).Director: Larry Charles. Production Services: KANZAMAN

-“Greenzone” (2010). Director: Paul Greengrass. Production Service: KANZAMAN.

Studio Indie Capital Partners has been a member of Tenerife Film Commission since February 2016.  With the several projects in progress on the Islands right now we wish to position ourselves as the benchmark for film production in the Canary Islands in the future.

Studio Indie Capital Partners

Tel: +34 661 490 352

Mail: luisfanjul@studioindie.com

C/ Méndez Núñez, 52 – 2º izda. 38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Islas Canarias

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Back at the Berlinale!

Come and meet with TFC co-ordinator from 12 to 15 February

Berlin International Film Festival is one of our favourite events of the year. In a very professional though relaxed atmosphere, we meet lots of producers eager to learn about the Island. Tenerife Film Commission will be heading for Berlin very soon.

At the Berlinale, which runs for 10 days (from 11 to 21 February), we’ll be at the European Film Market in the Martin-Gropius-Bau building. We’ll be there along with other Canary Islands like La Palma, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote at the Canary Islands booth in the umbrella stand Cinema from Spain.

As usual, we’re going to Berlin to show producers our qualities as a film set. They can learn about the island’s natural areas, its spring-like temperature year round, its different villages, towns and cities…in short, Tenerife’s potential to double as nearly anywhere else in the world.

One of our strongest points is the tax incentives companies can benefit from as opposed to those available in other areas. Our 35% tax break to productions shot on the Island make us a highly competitive location. In addition, Tenerife has first-rate experienced production companies who have already worked in shoots like Fast & Furious 6 or the latest movie of the Bourne franchise —to be released—, are just two examples of Hollywood major productions that have chosen the Island as their location.

We are very excited about attending the Berlinale. When we’re back in Tenerife, we’ll be more than happy to tell you all we did there and if we are lucky, (we think we will), tell you about new shoots and productions on the Island. See you when we get back!

You can have a meeting with Tenerife Film Commission co-ordinator from 12 to 15 February. These are her contact details:

Concha Díaz

Tenerife Film Commission

+34 647 346 462



Film rouge

Seven Islands Film, member of TFC, now offers a make-up caravan too.

The company Seven Islands Film, member of Tenerife Film Commission, has just added one more service, a new make-up caravan. The vehicle has state-of-the-art equipment: two hydraulic chairs, washing unit with hot water, lit make-up mirrors, interior HMI lighting, air-conditioning, shower room and toilet. It can be hired with driver and cleaning service.

The caravan adds to the wide range of services offered by Seven Islands, from location scouting and getting shooting permissions to taking full care of your production or co-production, including the possibility of using tax incentives.

To learn more:


T. 00 34 922 274 457