In 2017, 11 locations competed for the first annual European Film Location Award, created by the EUFCN in collaboration with Cineuropa.
The shortlist of the best European locations was the result of a two-step nomination process: first the Film Commissions belonging to the European Film Commissions Network chose and proposed their locations (a specific place used in films or TV fictions); after that a group of experts and movie critics from Cineuropa selected the final shortlist.
Cities, fortresses, islands, historical and archeological sites, spectacular mountain valleys: the landscapes of our extraordinary continent was narrated in eleven of the best European locations that hosted renowned and beloved films and TV series in the last 10 years, all of which competed for the title of “Best European Film Location of the Decade”.
Between September 11th and October 25th, all European citizens had a chance to vote for the location they believed to be the best by filling an online form at Cineuropa. They also had the chance to win a 3-day vacation in the winning location. The winner was announced at the awards ceremony, which took place on November 7th inside the European Parliament in Brussels.
The City of Görlitz won the award of Best European Film Location Award od the Decade.
The city of Görlitz possesses a great deal of charm and a warm, romantic atmosphere, boasts one of Germany’s best-preserved old towns. Its authentic, diverse and unique architecture – and its architectural wealth in general – is due to its architectural heritage laws, which provide plenty of inspiration for filmmakers, one high-profile example being Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.