Results of audiovisual shootings hosted on Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura have been released.
In 2018 there has been done a lot to attract and attend more shootings to the Canary Islands. One of the biggest changes was joining all the insular film commissions in only one entity: Canary Island Films.
Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria have presented their activity results and, in both cases, they had a big and positive impact in their territories.
The cinematographic and audio-visual productions shot in Fuerteventura during the last four years have left on the island more than 100 million euros, distributed among catering companies, security, medical assistance companies, print shops, transport companies, technicians, extras, etc. In this time an amount of 15 cinema productions have been shot on Fuerteventura, seven of which are international (“Wonder Woman 1984”, “Han Solo: a Star Wars story” or “The Man who killed Don Quixote”) and eight are national (“Faro de las Orcas” or “Cuatro Latas”). In the same way, more than fifteen national and international advertising spots have been shot.
On the other hand, Gran Canaria’s Island Council supported in 2018 a total amount of 193 audio-visual productions among films, series and advertising spots, which involved 1.135 working days and 15.8 million euros for the island. Last year six feature films (national and international co productions), nine TV series and shows, one animation series and one documentary were produced on Gran Canaria, to which we should add 176 advertising spots and video clips. The economic impact of almost 16 million euros was generated mainly because of the staff hiring expenses, complementary services, accommodation, transport, etc. 13 million of which came from the feature film productions and the 2.8 left from the advertising spots. Between 2016 and 2018, 46.7 million euros were produced on Gran Canaria. Gran Canaria Film Commission attended 40 shootings (20 feature films, 15 TV series and programs, 2 digital animation series and 3 documentaries), which involved 1.413 days of shootings. In addition, during these three years 340 advertising productions and video clips (which involved more than 780 shooting days) have been supported.