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Zavrsje among top two film locations in Europe


27 December 2019 – Voting for the European Film Commissions Network’s Best European Film Location of the Year award is currently going on.

Since mid-November, the public have been voting for ten finalists for this year’s award. Among the finalists is the small Istrian village of Zavrsje, which was one of the filming locations in 2017 for the film Robin Hood: Origins. 

The opening scenes of the film, which sees Robin Hood coming from the ruins of his hometown and deciding to take the fight against the notorious Sheriff of Nottingham, were filmed in the picturesque village of Zavrsje.

With just two days remaining until voting closes, Zavrsje is currently in second place, just behind El Hierro in Spain.  

Robin Hood: Origins, directed by Otto Bathurst and starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx and Jamie Dornan, was also filmed in Dubrovnik and had over 270 Croatians working on the film.

The 10 destinations among the finalists for the award are: 

Greece – Athens
Hellenic Film Commission
The Little Drummer Girl by Chan-wook Park (2018)

Lithuania – City of Vilnius
Vilnius Film Office
Chernobyl by Craig Mazin (2018)

Germany – Delphi Theatre
Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission
Babylon Berlin by Henk Handloegten, Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries (2017)

North Macedonia – Dorfulija
North Macedonia Film Agency
Honeyland by Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov (2012-2018)

Spain – El Hierro
Canary Islands Film
Hierro by Jorge Coira (2018)

Ireland – Luggala
Screen Ireland
Vikings by Michael Hirst (2018)

Ukraine – Lviv
Lviv Film Commission
Eva.Stories by Mati Kochavi, Maya Kochavi (2018)

Italy – Rocca Guidonesca di Rocchettine
Roma Lazio Film Commission
Il Nome della Rosa by Giacomo Battiato (2018)

Belgium – Royal Brussels
Les Miserables by Tom Shankland (2018)

Croatia – Zavrsje
Istria Film Commission
Robin Hood by Otto Bathurst (2018)

This is the third year that the European Film Commissions Network, in cooperation with Cineuropa, have organised the awards for the best European location for the film and TV industries. Public voting is open until 30 December on the official website here. 

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