September to November four events specialising in different areas of the film industry
are taking place in Tenerife: two film festivals, a market and a film music festival.
The season starts with Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ). It opens on 20 September with the concert Cinema Morricone and closes on 28 September with live-to-picture dedicated to the iconic film Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola.
Next comes Canary Islands International Film Market (CIFFMarket) from 8 to 12 October at Hotel Mencey in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This market offers a business place for films that have not been screened and those at the development stage, including fiction and documentary features, tv movies and series. They can all seek funding at this event.
From 8 to 10 November, DocuRock (International Documentary Festival) will be screening a selection of the best documentaries focusing on the recent international scene of the world of music. The event takes place at TEA, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and starts with the premiere in the Canary Islands of Ara Malikian. Una vida entre las cuerdas, directed by Nata Moreno.
And last, but not least, from 23 to 30 November we can enjoy Isla Calavera, Canary Islands Fantastic Film Festival. The call to submit feature films and short films is open until 10 October. Productions of every nationality, both animation and real image included in the fantastic genre can take part in the event (horror, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller…).
Film Commission collaborates in all these events.
After Latin America and the US, it now reaches Europe
The well-known company “Outlabs”, has started a new venture in Europe through Blackout Films who has bought the brand and its assets to put them together with their on-set services.
In the unmatchable setting of the Canary Islands plus the best tax system in Europe, Outlabs positions itself in the market as the first company in the Canary Islands to have five DIT stations and a fully equipped “Vandit” mobile unit. From the second half of 2019, Outlabs will offer on set services, dailies, datalab, advanced workflows for film and commercials, ACES, HDR workflows and live colour.
You can now learn more about the project on the new website of the company, which having refreshed its image, aims at becoming a model of innovation and technology: Outlabs web.
Marché du Film, Nordic Game, MIFA and Conecta Fiction
From 14 to 23 May, Tenerife Film Commission —through Canary Islands Film, the umbrella brand for Canarian film industry – will be at Marché du Film, the film market par excellence in Cannes (France), and at Conecta Fiction, the forum for national TV series, to be held in Pamplona (Spain) from 17 to 20 June.
We’re also attending Nordic Game from 22 to 24 May, a videogame event taking place in Malmö (Sweden), and MIFA, the most important animation market in Europe, which is part of the Annecy Animation International Festival (France), from 10 to 15 June.
Silvester Stallone is coming to Cannes Film Festival to promote the film Rambo V: Last Blood, partially shot in Tenerife.
To learn more about Tenerife as a film location, tax incentives for film production and the 57 companies connected to the film sector that are members of the film commission, some of which are also coming to these events, contact us to arrange a meeting.
Motorhome Unit 1 now has a new, bigger bathroom and heating
The Boss Transports’ Motorhome Unit 1 has undergone relevant improvement. The vehicle also known as ‘guagua negra’ [black bus], has undergone a revamp to improve the services provided. The bathroom has been fully renovated, and apart from looking more modern, it now also has a wider capacity of use thanks to the installation of two great-volume tanks.
On the other hand, the air conditioning system has been restructured so it is now more efficient as it reaches 10,000 frigories. A new heating system has been added too, to make days spent in extreme locations comfier.
The Boss’s fleet includes two production units, two camera trucks and two shoot trucks: this motorhome unit 1 and motor home Movie Unit 2.
The Escuela de Actores Lecuona [Lecuona Drama School], based in Tenerife, now offers a two-year course on film, TV and theatre for future actors, in addition to a third year (master) of training with the best casting directors in the country.
In this school students learn and work with prestigious teachers and directors from the spheres of theatre, film, tv and casting. From day one, the course has a hands-on approach to film, tv and theatre. All the students will be included in the national management agency AMC Representación to go in for professional work.
The first year consists of acquiring teamwork habits and commitment to the play and to oneself. Learning different rehearsal techniques for film and TV. Controlling performance according to type of shot and camera lens. Shooting interior and exterior scenes and short films.
In the second year the focus will be on improving film performance and entering the work market by working with casting directors.
The third year is devoted to film training, reinforced with different special sessions devoted to performing, casting, coaching, etc.
To access these courses, candidates must be at least 18 years old and they must pass the admission test, which consists of an interview and a test in which candidates must perform a monologue chosen by the school to suit the student’s profile. This monologue will be from film or TV and will be performed in front of the camera.
Canarian film industry is now stronger as the services offered by the stunt team are widen
The Canarian stunt group connected toCanary Pictures Vehicles, Stunt Leal Group, is now part of The Stunt Club, which is one of the major stunt companies in Spain. They have worked in action scenes in international productions like Terminator: Dark Fate, Skyfall, World War Z, A monster comes to see me, Rambo V: Last Blood, Elite, Vis a Vis, La Isla Mínima or The Impossible.
The most recent productions Stunts Leal Group has worked in include national films like Salir del ropero, El silencio del pantano, 4 latas, and series of the digital platform Netflix such as Las chicas del cable or La casa de papel.
Canarian film industry is enriched by the new services offered by Stunts Leal Group, and it means production companies will now have a more direct, simple way of hiring this type of services.
400 metres of Truss
Security material and equipment hire for action scenes
Training actors for action scenes
Preparing extras for action scenes
Horse department for action scenes and stunt riders for horseback scenes
Developing action scenes and firearm tactics
Water scenes, underwater equipment and zodiac
Different periods fencing
Qualified Stunt drivers
Stunts for different action scenes
Heights (jumping, falling…)
Security and risk control in action scenes
Scene vehicles and logistics support in collaboration with Canary Pictures Vehicles
Tenerife Film Commission schedules training workshops for 2019
Turismo de Tenerife, through its Tenerife Film Commission, has started its training courses for 2019. The first of the six workshops scheduled until December is called Producciones audiovisuales sostenibles[Sustainable film productions]. It will take place on 1 June during the Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambiental de Canarias, in Garachico. If you’re interested you can enrol (places are limited) on the website tenerifefilm.com/tallersostenible.
The film industry is a major socio-economic driving force of the Island but the activities it involves are a source of carbon emission due to transportation, lighting, building, food and drink, water use, etc. Can the film sector contribute to sustainable development by curbing the environmental impact of productions? What can we do in Tenerife? These are some of the issues the course will deal with. A certificate of having attended the course will be given at the end.
During the session, participants will also be trained on the Agenda 2030, which follows the road map set out by countries that are committed to the UN Sustainable Development Objectives. This is a social commitment of governments, administrations, civil society and the private sector in which Turismo de Tenerife and its Film Commission are also involved. It includes, among other examples, the training being offered or the production of a Good Practice Guide for Sustainable Production on the Island.
Yanira Cáceres will be giving the workshop. She is a professional with ten years of experience as consultant in environmental assessment, training and sustainability. Cáceres has worked as an expert and consultant in different prestigious film productions including: Exodus: Gods and Kings, Mine, Allied, Han Solo or the post-production of Wonder Woman 1984.
Five other courses
Tenerife Film Commission has scheduled a further five courses to be done throughout the year. They will each be 20 hours long and have the collaboration of the Government of the Canary Islands, thanks to its Canary Islands Film. The aim of these courses is to develop and professionalise the local industrial and creative talent.
For the first time in the Canaries, there will be a workshop concerning legal issues in shoots from 1 to 5 July. (registering with Social Security, work risks, rights and insurance). It is designed and produced by the renowned publicity film school Makkers School.
The next four workshops are planned by the Instituto de Formación e Investigación Cinematográfica (IFIC). There is no exact date yet but in September, we’ll have Production Management; in October, Assistant Director; in November, Accounting for film projects, and finally in December, Post-production Coordination
Emmy award winning El Ranchito is set to open a new production studio in Santa Cruz, hiring up to 40 employees
Recognised as one of the best visual effects companies in the world, El Ranchito has decided to open a new production studio in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. The move will see up to 40 new jobs created on the island, boosting the local economy. The world-leading visual effects company already has studios in Barcelona and Madrid alongside commercial representatives in Mexico and Los Angeles. It gained an Emmy Award for its work on ‘Game of Thrones’, one of many high calibre productions the team has worked on since ‘El Ranchito’ was founded.
The plans for a new hub in Tenerife were announced this week by Felix Bergés, Director of El Ranchito, following a meeting with the Cabildo (Tenerife Government) which included the island’s president, Carlos Alonso, and the president of the Canary Islands Government, Fernando Clavijo.
“We want to establish a team and start training people in Tenerife,” said Bergés, who credits the tax incentives offered by the Canary Islands through the Economic and Fiscal Regime (REF) and the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) as one of the key reasons for moving.
The president of the Cabildo, Carlos Alonso, thanked the El Ranchito representative for his commitment to the island and commented that the company’s planned arrival in Tenerife “culminates three years of talks in coordination with the Government of the Canary Islands to attract companies in the production and animation sector, from which the island is already home to almost a dozen companies that employ 300 people.”
Alonso, who has recognised the great future that is glimpsed for the sector, also pointed out that “although fiscal incentives open the door, you must then have the ability to train people and the infrastructures in place which are important for attracting companies from these industries, such as the supercomputer, submarine cables, optical fibre or the Datacentre.”
For his part, Fernando Clavijo has highlighted the “high level” El Ranchito represents in the industry of audio-visual production and special effects companies “which are now installed in Tenerife thanks to the joint work carried out by the Government of the Canary Islands and the Cabildo to promote the tax advantages of the REF and the internationalisation of the islands “.
The Canarian president has insisted that little by little a very favourable ecosystem is being generated for companies that, in the case of El Ranchito, “come with a future vocation to generate talent and knowledge”.
El Ranchito is a Spanish visual effects company for film, television and advertising. Created in 2004, it has participated in the postproduction of more than one hundred commercials and a hundred movies and television series, many of them for the international market. The work of El Ranchito, which currently employs more than 150 professionals, has been recognised with eight Goyas in the section of best special effects; five VES (Visual Effects Society Awards) for Game of Thrones and The Impossible; three Gaudí and with an Emmy and an HPA (Hollywood Professional Association) Award for the best visual effects for Game of Thrones. They have also shown their professionalism in other film titles such as Ágora, by Alejandro Amenábar; A monster comes to see me, from J. Bayona, Superlopez, Wild or Biutiful Tales.
EFM, Kidscreen, Cartoon Movie and Series Mania, our upcoming engagements
At Tenerife Film Commission we like telling you first-hand about all the reasons and advantages that make Tenerife an increasingly attractive place for animation and live action international projects. That’s why along with local production companies, we’re travelling to the most relevant events of the first quarter of the year: European Film Market (Berlinale), Kidscreen Summit, Cartoon Movie and Series Mania
We’re taking part in Kidscreen Summit, from 11 to 14 February in Miami (US), under the Animation from Spain umbrella. Four production companies are coming with us: 3 Doubles Producciones, B-Water Studios, Mondo TV Iberoamérica and Salero Animation Studio. We’re also attending Cartoon Movie in Burdeaux (France), from 5 to 7 March.
As for feature films and series, we can meet at the European Film Market and Drama Series Days (Berlin), from 9 to 12 February at the Cinema from Spain stand (MGB, C1). Orange Valley Canarias, Kikazaru 360 and Nu Boyana Canarias are joining us in the market. And finally, we’ll be at Series Mania (Lille, France), taking place from 25 to 27 March.
In Tenerife, production companies can enjoy 40% tax rebate for foreign production or a 45-40 % tax credit for Spanish productions or co-productions. In addition, you can establish your company in the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) and pay just 4% Corporate Income Tax, as opposed to 25% applicable in the rest of the country.
Apart from these advantages, production companies will also find valuable local talent, a large number of specialised production companies and technological tools like the Teide HPC supercomputer, the second most powerful in Spain, which makes rendering so much easier. But that’s not all! Tenerife offers you the chance to work in a kind, relaxing place, at the ideal temperature and surrounded by unique nature and plenty of leisure options while at the same time being in an executive professional environment plus having easy daily connections to the main cities in mainland Spain and Europe.
We’ll be at the European Film Market and Series Mania with Canary Islands Film, the Canary Islands film promotion umbrella.