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2 Croatian Destinations Finalists in Best European Filming Location Award

Kaštilac (Photo: Ivan T under CC)

Two destinations in Croatia are finalists in the award for the Best European Location in Cinema and TV.

The award is part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of Filming Europe, the Association of European Film Commissions, which aims at celebrating the diversity and multifaceted nature of European locations.

Dubrovnik, which has been the filming location for a number of films and TV series in recent times, most notably HBO’s Game of Thrones, the new Star Wars film and Robin Hood: Origins, and Kaštel Gomilica (Kaštilac), where the fortress there also was one of the locations for Game of Thrones, are among the 11 nominations for the award.

Dubrovnik one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones (Credit: HBO)

The 11 Finalists:

Antiparos Island – Greece (Film Sutan)
City of Wrocław / “Cold War” streets – Poland (Bridge of Spies)
Dubrovnik – Croatia (Game of Thrones)
Fortress Kaštilac, city of Kaštela – Croatia (Game of Thrones)
GÖRLIWOOD® – The city of Görlitz – Germany (Hotel Grand Budapest)
La Isla Mínima – Spain (Marshland)
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe – Spain (Game of Thrones)
Terme di Caracalla – Roma – Italy (La Grande Bellezza)
Val Senales Glacier, South Tyrol – Italy (Everest)
Valldalen, Juvet Landscape Hotel – Norway (Ex Machina)
Vienna – Austria (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation)

Kaštilac (Photo: Ivan T under CC)

“On the stretch of the Croatian Adriatic coastline in Dalmatia, located between the historic UNESCO cities of Split and Trogir, nestle seven ancient settlements which merged together and form the governmental community of the town of Kaštela.

More precisely, Kaštilac, another amazing location of the Game of Thrones series, was a fortress of a Benedictine Monastery located by the Adriatic Sea. Benedictine nuns completed the construction of a fortified settlement on the waters of the islet of Gomilica – 40 metres away from the shore, connected with a stone bridge and protected by a high defensive tower because of the past bloody Turkish threat,” cineuropa writes about the Croatian nomination.


Voting is now open and closes on 25 October. You can vote here.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the EU Parliament on 7 November 2017.

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