Magazine article Screen International

World of Locations: Austria

Magazine article Screen International

World of Locations: Austria

Article excerpt

Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, BBC Films' Woman In Gold and Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros' Point Break shot in the territory in 2014, while 2015 has seen the arrival of Bond film Spectre for Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Marv Films' biopic Eddie The Eagle in the Alps. Bollywood is also exploring the country. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, was shot partly in Austria in October 2015.

THE LOWDOWN

Financial incentives

Film Location Austria (FISA) offers non- repayable grants of up to 25% of eligible Austrian production expenditure. International productions can also access funding from the Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund and the federal states. High-end TV cannot access these incentives. Further information www.filmstandort-austria.at

Infrastructure

Austria can accommodate two to three big productions at a time although it lacks top- notch studio facilities. …

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