Location Scout Resource: Germany

Federal Republic of Germany

Location scout resources for the European Republic of Germany

including film office information, facts, news, other references and data of interest to location scouts, location managers and other production personnel.


Film Offices / Film Commissions

Film Offices / Film Commissions

Film Offices / Film Commissions in Germany

German Film Commissions

German Film Commissions

The German Film Commissions

Germany has a wide range of filmmaking benefits including the world’s best and most technologically advanced media infrastructure, studios, production services and post-production facilities.

The German Film Commissions are pleased to introduce you to Europe’s most progressive and historic film production region. Located at the continent’s geographical center, Germany draws from the allure of all nations at the four corners of the earth. Welcome to Germany, a country where creativity reigns supreme.

European Film Commissions Network

European Film Commissions Network

European Film Commissions Network

EUFCN is a non-profit association which supports and promotes the European film industry and culture.

Its main goals are to create a network of the most active European Film Commissions; to promote the exchange of information between members; to sustain the development of location searches and shooting opportunities; and to carry out professional and educational activities for members.

Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI)

Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI)

Association of Film Commissioners International

How do you close a street for an important shot? How do you open the doors at an abandoned ghost town? How do you find answers to any location question?

Just ask a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), the official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television, and video production across the globe. The AFCI is a non-profit educational association whose members serve as city, county, state, regional, provincial, or national film commissioners in their respective governmental jurisdictions. With more than 300 AFCI-Member Film Commissions on six continents, you can almost always find an AFCI Member Film Commission to support your production.


Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission

Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission

Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission

Welcome to the Berlin Brandenburg Region

We would like to inform you as well as possible. Please, do not hesitate to comment on our website via email to location@medienboard.de or call us directly on +49 331 743 8730.


FFF Film Commission Bavaria

FFF Film Commission Bavaria

FFF Film Commission Bavaria (Munich Area)

The Film Commission Bavaria is one department of the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, part of the network “German Film Commissions” and member of the AFCI.


Hamburg Film Commission

Hamburg Film Commission

Hamburg Film Commission

The Film Commission of Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is the appropriate contact point for all issues revolving around film shoots. It supports film productions of all natures as a networking service and as a pool of information by offering concrete assistance and manifold services.


Film Commission Region Stuttgart

Film Commission Region Stuttgart

Stuttgart Region Film Commission

The Film Commission Region Stuttgart offers individual consulting and detailed information on filming locations, filming permits as well as about artistic and technical professionals and young talents from the region.


Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Germany – Wikipedia

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, pronounced [?b?nd?s?epu?bli?k ?d??t?lant] ( listen)),[9] is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 81.8 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state in the European Union. Germany is one of the major political and economic powers of the European continent and a historic leader in many theoretical and technical fields.


Castle Hoheneck

Castle Hoheneck

Location Scout Spotlight: Prison Hoheneck Castle

Film Location Europe

I stumbled across this on the web, it looks ominous and foreboding, just like a film location of this type should 😉

Be interested if any location scouts have location-scouted this castle, if anybody has shot there?

From History and Present

In the year 1287 Count Erkenbert of Staleburgk would not have dreamed of his castle becoming a “royal” Saxon prison.

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From Filming Conditions and Characteristics of the Area

  • Location: City of Stollberg
  • Condition: prison cells in original condition, partly reconstructed
  • Art-Historical Description of the Building: The building is a brick-stone functional building dating back to the late 19th century.
  • Time of Erection: 19th century
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UFO in Germany!

UFO in Germany!

Location Scout Spotlight: – Crazy UFO Location in Germany!

…via Locamundo …via creative location – Thomas Duchnicki:

This location is kinda like a UFO from a 1950’s b-movie – wild, huh?…

German Location Scout Thomas Duchnicki writes, “Hallo Richard – Hi from Berlin, this UFO is near Berlin.”

Crazy UFO Location in Germany!

Crazy UFO Location in Germany!

Futuro House

Futuro House

A different ufo building in Berlin: Futuro House*

Evidently there are (are were (?) many more Futuro Houses.

The Futuro House was designed in 1968 by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. It was commissioned as a “holiday house” or vacation home. Because it would be used in a mountainside setting, the structure needed to be easy to transport to the site, low maintenance and shed snow easily. The final design of the Futuro House met all those criteria. It’s just over 26 feet in diameter and came completely equipped with custom furnishings that fit the interesting shape of this house.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Futuro Haus – Wikipedia

Futuro, or Futuro House, is a round, prefabricated house designed by Matti Suuronen, of which fewer than 100 were built during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The distinctive flying saucer like shape and airplane hatch entrance has made the houses popular among collectors. The Futuro is composed of fiberglass-reinforced polyester plastic, measuring 4 metres high and 8 metres in diameter.

Futuro 13, von Stefan Schneider [CC-BY-SA-3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/, via Wikimedia Commons

Futuro 13, von Stefan Schneider [CC-BY-SA-3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/, via Wikimedia Commons


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Berlin Germany at Amazon