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Croatian island of Vis nominated for European Film Location of the Year 

Vis (Photo: Croatian Tourist Board)

The European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) has announced the finalists in the European Film Location Award for the best European location. 

Among the candidates this year is one Croatian location – the island of Vis where Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! was filmed.  

Mamma Mia 2 on Vis

The sequel to the Hollywood blockbuster, which starred Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Cher, was filmed in September and October last year on the island of Vis for 24 days, with more than 270 Croatian film professionals and extras engaged.

EUFCN has organised the award with Cineeurope and public voting opens on 30 November on their website. 

Last year the award was won by German town of Görlitz which was a filming location in the Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel. 

Vis, set of Mamma Mia 2 (HAVC)

There are 12 finalists for this year’s award:

1. Corfu Island

The Durrells by Oliver Kienle (2017)

2. Fort St. Elmo, National War Museum, Valletta

Murder on the Orient Express by Kenneth Branagh (2017)

3. Frankfurt, Financial District

Bad Banks by Christian Schwochow (2018)

4. Hotel Metropole – Brussels

The Happy Prince by Rupert Everett (2018)

5. Innsbruck, the old town

Tiger Zinda Hai by Ali Abbas Zafar (2017)

6. Lake Carezza, Karersee – Nova Levante (Bolzano)

The girl in the Fog by Donato Carrisi (2017)

7. Michaelerplatz – Vienna

Red Sparrow by Francis Lawrence (2018)

8. Preikestolen, The Pulpit Rock – Forsand (Rogaland)

Mission: Impossible – Fallout by Christopher McQuarrie (2018)

9. Tabernas Desert – Almería

The Sisters Brothers by Jacques Audiard (2018)

10. Teide National Park – Tenerife (Canary Islands)

Yucatán by Daniel Monzón (2018)

11. The island of Vis

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again by Ol Parker (2017)

12. Valle dei Calanchi – Bagnoregio (Viterbo)

Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rorhwacher (2018)

Voting opens here on 30 November. 

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