Locations in Germany
The major cities, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt am Main all have unique and colorful neighborhoods and historical sites as well as very distinctive modern areas. These offer great non-descriptive, modern looks of an international city featuring architectural styles incorporating urban style composed of steel and glass elements.
Germany offers a broad range of landscapes, all very typically middle to eastern European. There are parts of the Alps in southeastern Germany, lush green hills and valleys in the west and an abundance of picturesque shores and islands on the country’s coast of the North and Baltic Seas.
Why come to Germany
Germany is home to one of the oldest and most well-developed film industries worldwide. From world-renowned production companies and film studios, such as Europe’s oldest film studio the Studio Babelsberg (Matrix, Grand Budapest Hotel, The Hunger Games) to camera and lighting manufacturers like ARRI, ZEISS, GFM and many more that set industry standards in terms of innovation and technology, Germany has it all.
The country boasts Oscar-awarded Art Department and SFX personnel as well as well-skilled crew members, state of the art equipment that supports the execution of large-scale film shoots, good transportation links between all major cities, tax incentives for foreign productions, and lots of multicultural and multifaceted areas around the country for casting.
Production houses: RSA, Stink, RadicalMedia, Caviar, Hungry Man, Believe Media, Warner Bros, Czar, Focus Features, Framework, Reset Content, The Directors Bureau, Framestore, Mother, MJZ, Pinewood, Smith & Jones, Gang Films, PSA, Quad, TF1, U turn PH, Dentsu, Scale, The Shanghai Job ...
Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Sofia Coppola, Abigail Fuller, Bart Timmer, Errol Morris, Harald Zwart, Karim Huu Do, Lesley Chilcott, Lieven van Baelen, Markus Walter, Martin Werner, Peter Thwaites, Philippe André, and Reynald Gresset
SHOTZ has been committed to green producing since it's foundation. Recently we have joined the Ad Green initiative to further strengthen our efforts to minimize emissions of our productions.
Germany and its German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) support local and international filmmakers with 200 million Euros per year.
Cinema releases are eligible for grants of up to 25 million euros, high-end series & TV/VOD releases for up to 10 million euros.