Project: Serbian Danube for a starring role in the movies
In the following year Serbia Film Commission will implement the project aimed at promoting Serbian Danube region as a desirable destination to host international filming ventures. The project is financed by the European Commission and the Austrian Development Agency.
The project for Serbian Danube, is focused on enhancing cultural, tourism, natural, and heritage capacities in Danube’s municipalities with the objective to expand the Serbia’s potential as a film friendly country.
The project Serbian Danube activities include introducing and standardization of film permitting procedures in respective municipalities, through engaging local authorities, institutions and entrepreneurs on facilitating the process. The project team will assess the region’s potential and approach stakeholders in selected municipalities and work with them on setting the procedures and required documents for utilize the sites identified as those having the filming potential.
In the on-going promotional campaign, the project will raise the awareness on underlying opportunities for this relatively new industry in Serbia, and for that purpose the project team will, gather other Danube countries for a regional conference that will create a platform for exchanging ideas, knowledge and problems on sustainable management of the assets along the Danube, as a very important issue for the sustainability of this action and affirmation of the region as a film destination.
Serbia Film Commission will also create a database of locations along the Danube that will offer diverse filming locations, advice on skilled professionals, info on filming facilities and equipment, communications and transport infrastructure and any other help that a film crew might need.
This project will be implemented from September 2013 until February 2015, and will contribute to positioning Serbia as a leader in the region in bringing investment, opening job opportunities, fostering socio-economic development and promoting it for tourists and visitors through the film industry.
The project will be implemented in cooperation with National Alliance for Local Economic Development - NALED, Cinema City, Town of Smederevo and National Tourism Organisation of Serbia.