Feature Films | Commercials | TV Broadcast | Social Media contents
Camaleón Cine Services has established itself as an video production services company, in both, national and international territory. It offers a wide range of services to producers and advertising agencies from a...
Feature Films | Commercials | TV Broadcast | Social Media contents
Camaleón Cine Services has established itself as an video production services company, in both, national and international territory. It offers a wide range of services to producers and advertising agencies from all over the world interested in shooting their projects in Europe and Morocco.
Our Company offers services for filming all over Europe and Morocco. Including rental of camera equipment, lighting, grip, transportation, locations, management of shooting permits, personnel, etc., our crew have more than twenty years of experience in the sector.
Thanks to the fact that in Camaleón Rental we have the equipment, we can offer our customers the best possible pack of Camera, Light and Grip, placing us in a position without competition in the Spanish market.
We have central offices in Madrid and offices in Seville, Baleares, and Costa del Sol and a bilingual staff who will be happy to assist you 24/7. We provide service throughout Europe and Morocco.
In Camaleón Cine, we take care of all your production needs in Europe or Morocco. Information about the country, tax incentives, equipment rental, shooting permits, casting, locations, accommodation, transportation, etc.
If you have any questions or need information about locations, budget for your next project, etc., please contact with our production department, we will be happy to resolve any doubt !
Camaleon Cinema Services has established itself as an film production services company, in both, national and international territory. It offers a wide range of film services for video production companies and advertising agencies from all over the world interested in shooting their film projects in Europe or Morocco
Our film services company offers production support services, equipment rental and technician crew for filming all over Morocco and Europe.
Madrid - Lisbon - Malaga - Sevilla - Bilbao - San Sebastian Donosti - Almeria - Faro - Porto - Canary Islands - Balearic Islands - Casablanca - Marrakech
Our production department afford on huge variety of stunning locations. Our producers team, Line producers and Location Managers, Production coordinator and Head of Production will render to your film production a directly contact to public institutions and councils in order to manage the shooting permits , tax rebates. As well our producers are in continuous contact with the best agencies as regards such the talent team contracting & castings. On travels, per diems, accommodations, we will make it as meaningful and enjoyable as possible. More than twenty years of experience endorse all our producers located in different points of countries where we bring our services. Our bilingual staff will be happy to assist you 24/7 and fix any request or doubt!
The freelancers, Camera, Lighting and Grip Technicians who often working in close co-operation with our team, will raise to your project with a really quality technicians for your commercial, tv or film production.
Furthermore, we are owner of the equipments ‘inhouse’. By having so, we will be able to offer world-class equipments for our production services. Thanks to the fact that in Camaleón we have the camera, lights and grip, we can offer our customers at same time the best quotation as possible as best service, always counting with a widely availability and backup equipments near to the set.
Different facilities around EUROPE & MOROCCO; production offices, equipment warehouses and tv/movie studios from our production service company place us in a position without competition in the Southern Europe market. Plan your shooting having in mind all our coverage territorial and you’ll have many locations available keeping the same prices in every offices . It ‘ld be a big thrift for your production budget!
We manage all project from our headquarter in Madrid, where is our CEO and Booking Manager, and then, we allocate projects to our local crew in Casablanca (Morocco) and different cities throughout Europe. On this way, we take care to delegate the producers / professionals according to the type of projects, always following the progress of the service from our central office.
In Camaleón, we always look for the production company who hire our production services finally be gratefully and happy with our team. We know that it is highly important that everything works well. We know how important is have a effective communication. For this, we include a long term guarantee with our production services going commitment to solve all issues you may have from start to end of your video production.
Top film production companies and agencies across the world trust us and our services for their audiovisual productions in Europe or Morocco. Local production companies so do it, should be because we love production services and cherish tell stories. Call us and together we can tell a story, It’ll be awesome!
Wonderfull locations around Europe and Morocco!
Spain is the best choice for your shooting. The weather, tax benefits around the Spanish regions and the unique locations that we have are some of the reasons to come here for shooting your commercial or feature film
Our country has a huge diversity of locations: seas, beaches, islands, mountains, natural parks, etc. There are also many small and big cities with centuries of history where is not hard find castles, aqueducts, churches and other modern buildings designed by famous architects. Seville, Majorca or Madrid are some of the perfect cities for a film production service. Definitively, the whole country is full of amazing locations for a film.
The exceptional climate that we have most of the year provides us over 200 days of warm and sunny days on the mediterranean coast and the islands. The summers are dry and hot and winters have moderate temperatures. The Canary islands and the southern coast have a tropical climate with the same temperatures during the whole year. In winter, is easy to find snowy locations up in the mountains around the country. Is the perfect place to get the best of your time shooting.
Tax refunds for International shootings
There are important tax benefits for international shoots. These benefits by tax rebate are between 20 % on general regulation and 40 % in Canary islands and soon on the region of Navarra. While its important to know that film production service companies based in Spain are essential when you apply for the benefits. To achieve these incentives there are many factors to consider:
The Canary islands have special tax incentives up to 40 %. These attractive conditions are due to their location. Considered as a insular and outlying territory by the European Commission, the islands have the best tax rebate for a film:
All of the requirements are on the current regulation law called, Tax Deduction for Investment in Film Productions, Series and Live Performances and Musical Shows, specifically on the Article 36.1. Law 27/2014 November 27th, about Corporation Tax.
Other regional communities like Navarre and the Basque country offer a 35 % by two ways tax credit and tax rebate. They have a regional law which regulates the tax:
The condition of a touristic country gives us one of the best service infrastructures. We have a high quality of places to stay and a great road and railway network. Furthermore, the country has wonderful places to have lunch or dinner during your time here. On days off, you can also enjoy a wide range of leisure. Catering service, legal protection, health insurance policies and rent a car companies, are some of the services that are always available for a better stay here in Spain. If you are looking for a nice stay abroad, we are ready to welcome you and make sure that your time here will be productive and pleasant.
For more information, note that the country is peaceful and safe. The public services are rated as one of the best in Europe. Security forces and health services are always available if necessary.
Most important; Professional Technicians and Production Crew Team
In order to improve your work, in Camaleón Cinema Services we are used to working with the best production, technical and artistic professionals according to give our clients the proper solution to their needs. We make film production services in Morocco and Europe.
Film Production Services Spain. Spain has stablished as a preffered destination for international shooting of feature films, commercials, tv movies, and Social medial contents from productions companies all over the world, who choice our country to carry out their film or media projects. The espectacular locations, historical monuments from different cultures and civilizations, long coastal, mountain areas and beautiful rural enviroments, in adition to the landmark city centers and villages.. ; All these plus continuous sun and mild temperatures makes Spain a perfect EXT shooting set throughout all the year !
Just few privileged countries have a cultural diversity of architectural monuments like Spain. Celts, Romans and Muslims have left their imprint in Spain. There are other later buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical style.
The Spanish cinema is a value that has advertised our country and has placed Spain as a country with good actors, technicians and resources. Great artistic figures, directors and high level DOPs have positioned our film scene internationally. Now, we can say that we are ready to carry out any kind of audiovisual production.
Reasons to choose Camaleon Cinema Services for your shoot in Spain
We have local production teams all around Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Seville, Almería, Valencia, Mallorca, Canary Islands, Galicia and Basque Country.
The best Production Coordinators will advise you about incentives, recruitments, insurance, accommodations and other important aspects of your production.
Our Location Managers with a wide portfolio will help you to manage in a fast way the needed permits to shoot anywhere.
Technicians with extensive experience in commercial and film shoots all over Spain.
We have our own camera, lighting and grip equipment. Camaleon was born as a rental company. Nowadays we rent equipment but also, we make audiovisual production services. To have the equipment is our great competitive advantage that allow us to give the best service with the best price.
Camaleon offers integral production services in Spain, including Balearic and Canary Islands. Our high level technicians, as well local on different parts of our country, will optimize your timings and add value to your production. Production, Camera, Lighting and Grip crew with longstanding experience in Films, Commercials or Tv broadcast.
Spain offer ideal weather conditions to carry out an EXT shoot. We have long days and many hours of sun per year in most of the country. During winter, temperatures are not very low. In Spain there are four different climates: Mediterranean, Mountain, Atlantic and Subtropical. Generally, temperatures grow from north to south and rainfalls are more numerous in the north.
Mountains - Historical monuments - Beaches - Cities - Towns - Landscapes - Desserts in Spain
The Spanish State gives to film production investors attractive tax benefits regulated in article 36, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Law 27/2014, November 27th, about Corporation Tax. This law is applied in most of the Spain’s autonomous communities except in Canary islands, Navarre and Basque country. These benefits can have two potential beneficiaries. This law distinguish between spanish productions, regulated in paragraph 1 and foreign productions, regulated in paragraph 2; in both cases, the production should allow for the production of physical copies prior to the industrial production in a series.
In paragraph 1 the Law states that investments in spanish productions of feature films, fiction series, animation or documentaries, will give right to the producer to a 25% deduction regarding the first million euros of the deductible base and the 20% over the excess of that amount. The total amount of the deduction may not exceed 3 million euros. Is a essential requirement that 50% of the deduction base should account for expenditures effected in the Spanish territory.
The deduction base includes the total cost of the production, the expenses for obtaining copies and promotion and advertising costs up to 40% of the total audiovisual production cost.
In the case of co-productions between spanish and foreign producers, the amounts are determined for each co-producer according to their respective participation in the audiovisual production.
To receive the tax benefits some requirements must be fulfilled:.
a) The production needs to get the certificate of nationality. Feature films and other audiovisual works must have spanish nationality according to the precepts in Article 5 of the Law 55/2007, December 28th.
- The authors of cinematographic or audiovisual works, understanding as such director, screenwriter, DOP and soundtrack composer must be at least 75 % of people with Spanish nationality or other European Union member states. It can also be people with valid residency in Spain or in other European Union member state. In any case, the director must meet this requirement.
- The actors and other artists involved in a cinematographic or audiovisual work, must be at least 75% of people that fulfill nationality or residency requirements given in point a).
- The technical staff who are involved in a cinematographic or audiovisual work must be at least 75% of people that fulfill nationality or residency requirements given in point a).
- The original version of a cinematographic or audiovisual work has to be preferably made in any of the spanish official languages.
- The shooting, except screenplay requirements, postproduction and lab work may take place in Spain or other European Union member state. In the case of animation works, the production process also has to take place in those territories.
Additionally, the cinematographic or audiovisual work will be considered spanish if they are made as a co-production with foreign companies in accordance with the required regulation or by international conventions.
b) A new and perfect condition copy of the production has to be deposited in the Spanish Film Archive. The deduction provided for this paragraph will be generated in each tax period by the production cost generated in this period. It will be applied from the tax period when finalizing the audiovisual work, except for animation productions, whose deduction will apply from the tax period the certification of spanish nationality is obtained.
The base of the deduction will be reduced by the amount obtained in subsidies to finance investments which entitle to a deduction.
The deduction amount combined with other aid received by the taxpayer, may not exceed the 50%of the total cost of the production. This limit can be exceeded in two cases addressed in the law.
What requirements must meet a foreign audiovisual production made in Spain in order to obtain tax deductions?
The second paragraph regulates foreign productions. The producers, whatever nationality, must be listed in the registration of Film Companies. They have a right of 20% deduction of the expenditure incurred on Spain. This expenditure have to exceed 1 million euros.
The costs which form the deduction base of the expenditures made in the Spanish territory up to 3 million euros per production are:
1º. Creative skilled staff expenses with fiscal residence in Spain or in other member state of the European Union with a limit of 100.000 euros for each person.
2º. Expenses derived from the use of technical industries and other suppliers.
The amount of this deduction in combination with aids or subsides may not exceed, the 50% of the production cost.
The producers under tis tax incentive have to fulfill the following obligations:
1º. Include in the credit titles and in the advertising of the audiovisual production a specific reference that the production has received this incentive and specify the shooting locations in Spain, the collaboration of Spanish Government and other Communities involved.
2º. Send to the Spanish Cinema and Audiovisual Arts Institute: a high quality copy of the audiovisual production in digital format, the synopsis, technical and artistic information, graphic and promotional material and a sufficient amount of frames with the authorisation to be used to promote the film in the Spanish territory.
3º The beneficiary companies will commit to give up partial reproduction rights and graphic material to promote the film with cultural and artistic purposes.
4º. Inform to the Spanish Cinema and Audiovisual Arts Institute the start date and the end date of the audiovisual work and the total expenditure in Spain.
Spain offers to the production companies the possibility to benefit from two subsidies: the one that the spanish state gives and those which are convened by autonomous communities according to its regulatory bases.
The aid programme for feature films production and other audiovisual works are regulated in the Order CUD/769/2018 of July 17th which establishes the following general principles.
1. The aid are compatible with any other aid for the same purpose. The total amount of the aids can not exceed the established limits
2. These aids are non-transferable.
3. The feature films and other audiovisual works including co-productions with foreign companies shall have Spanish nationality. They will get the Spanish nationality according to Article 5 of the Law 55/2007 of December 28th, those works carried out by a Spanish or other European Union production company with a Spanish nationality certificate. They need a preliminary recognition that Article 5 requirements are fulfil.
4. The feature films and other audiovisual works must certify its cultural nature throughout the corresponding certificate granted by the Spanish Cinema and Audiovisual Arts Institute.
5. In co-productions with foreign companies only can access to aids the Spanish co-producers with residence or permanent establishment in Spain. These aids are based on their percentage of participation.
6. The total amount of the aid will be reduced if any of the following requirements are not met: make the original version of the film in one of the Spanish official languages, shoot most of the project in the Spanish territory, .make most of the post-production and laboratory work in the Spanish territory. The aids that the production company can get will be reduced a 10% for each unfulfilled requirement.
Paragraph 6 shall not apply in the case of co-productions with foreign companies.
What requirements must be met to obtain the aids?
The requirements that the beneficiaries must satisfy to get Spanish Government aids are:
a) To have legal residence in Spain at the time of receiving the aid.
b) Meeting tax and social security obligations.
c) Meeting refund and reimbursement obligations for refund and reimbursement of previous grants.
d) Not having residence in a tax haven.
e) Not be punished for non-compliance with the rules on equality between women and men.
Furthermore, applicants of production grants must fulfill two requirements:
a) Owning the property rights of the audiovisual works produced, this ownership must be maintained at least three years after getting the aid.
b) Comply with the legal regulations in relations with creative, artistic and technical personnel and fulfil payment obligations with this personnel and other technical industries who have participated in the last film that the production company has obtained a grant.
What obligations do the beneficiaries of the aid have?
In addition to specific obligations established for each aid modality, all beneficiaries are obliged to:
a) Proof of the completion of the production and provide the required documentation by the Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts Institute to justify the use of received funds and especially the documentation of made investment.
b) Provide to the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) the accounting documentation duly audited according to the applicable legislation, and keep for four years the documents that justify the use of the received funds.
c) Communicate to the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts the obtaining of other aids, whether national or international, that finance the same work.
d) Publicise the collaboration of the Spanish Government through its Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts in the audiovisual production subsidised under the terms established in this order.
e) Deliver a new and perfect copy of the cinematographic film or audiovisual work that is aided to the National Film Archive in the support indicated in the aid call.
f) Authorize the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) to use the film or audiovisual work in promotional activities in Spain and foreign territories.
What kind of aid does the Spanish state grant for the production of feature films?
The state public aids can have two types, general aids and selective aids, they are incompatible with each other. In the same budget year, each project can only participate in one of these two options. Although, the same project can be submitted to both selection procedures in the same or different budgetary period with a maximum of four procedures of selection in general aids, and three procedures in selective aids.
The total amount of aids and tax incentives for a project may not exceed 50% of the recognized cost by the Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts Institute. The amount received for each production company or group of them may not exceed 10% of the allocation for each financial year.
The accreditation of the cultural character of the production is an indispensable condition for granting general and selective aids.
The general aids for the production of feature films are aimed at financing the production cost of projects that can obtain Spanish nationality and that have accredited their cultural character. Also, it is important to meet the following requirements for the current financial year:
The minimum cost recognized by Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts Institute has to be 1,300,000 euros. For documentary feature films and international co-productions in which exclusively Spanish-American companies participate, the minimum cost recognized should be 400,000 euros. In the rest of international co-productions the minimum cost should be 900,000 euros.
2. At the moment of requesting the aid the project may has a financing guarantee of at least 35 percent of the planned budget. The Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts Institute consider, among other concepts, the contract amounts for the early acquisition of exploitation rights, the amount of formalized contracts by the producer or co-producer companies with Spanish distribution companies, and with companies of international sales, other public aids and the own resources of the producing companies with bank guarantee.
3. At least 50% of budgeted expenses of the feature film has to be made in Spain or have repercussions on authors, technical and artistic staff or Spanish services. In the case of co-productions with foreign companies, this requirement will be only applied to the proportional part of the Spanish participation.
4. At least 15% of the film's budget with a maximum limit of 800,000 euros may be spent in copies, advertising and promotion for its commercial premiere in Spain.
5. That the premiere occurs within a maximum period of 9 months from the notification of the nationality certificate. In the event that the cost exceeds 2,000,000 euros it has to take place in 40 movie theaters. If the feature film had a recognized cost equal to or less than 2,000,000 euros, it must be screened in at least 20 movie theaters. For feature films in co-official languages other than Spanish, the movie theaters should be 12, and 5 movie theaters in the case of documentaries.
The amount of aids and the application deadlines can change every year, the Order published each year will report about these issues, as well as the evaluation criteria that evaluate the projects and the payment way. Likewise, the requirements and criteria that have been exposed in this information may change.
For selective aids, they are intended to finance experimental projects or documentaries which include new filmmakers. The cost of production recognized by the Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts Institute this year (2018) should not exceed 1,800,000 euros, in the case of animated feature films the limit is 2,500,000 euros, with some exceptions for international co-productions that meet other requirements. Likewise, at the moment of requesting the aid, the project must be guaranteed a financing of at least 15% of the budget foreseen for the production of the feature film.
As with general aids, the amount of aid, application deadlines, requirements and procedures can change each year. They will be specified by Ministerial Order published in the BOE.
What can "CAMALEON CINEMA SERVICES" provide to your project in Spain?
At CAMALEON CINEMA SERVICES SPAIN we can advise you about tax benefits that can be obtained as a producer of an audiovisual work or as a investor who wants to participate in the field of cinematography. We advise audiovisual production companies and cultural entities. We manage the application for grants and aids granted by the Government of Spain helping to find funding for your project and collaborating to carry it out.
The Community of Madrid is the perfect place to shoot all kinds of audiovisual productions. It is Spain’s most populated area with the highest economic activity in the country being an influential national and international cultural center.
At Camaleon Cinema Services, we are working daily to carry out your shoot in the best way possible. We provide to our customers integral audiovisual production services with our own camera, lighting and grip equipment. Furthermore, we have technical and artistic local staff prepared to give their all on any kind of audiovisual production.
Which locations offers Madrid?
Madrid is a city with many important historic places (palaces, churches, museums, gardens, parks) that coexist with skyscrapers and other typical buildings of a modern city.
In the city centre are located the places with more artistic and architectural interest. The nerve centre of the city is Puerta del Sol. From this point, start the main roads of all the country. Very close to this place, there are the Plaza Mayor, the Royal Theatre, the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. This area is known as The Madrid of the Austrians.
On the other side of Puerta del Sol, following Alcala street, it is located the Spanish National Bank, the Cibeles Fountain and the impressive Communications Palace which is the current headquarter of Madrid council. In the same street, it is the famous Puerta de Alcalá and the Retiro Park where you can find numerous sculptures and the Glass Palace..
Near the Retiro Park, in the Paseo del Prado is located the Art Triangle where it is the Prado, Thyssen Bornemisza and Reina Sofía museums. Directly opposite of the iconic Atocha Station.
In the north of Gran Vía street, the main artery of the city centre, are Chueca and Malasaña which are the most alternative neighbourhoods in the city with a lot of nightlife. At the end of Gran Vía street, it is located Plaza España, the country’s largest square with almost 37.000 m2. Very close to this square, it is the Debod Temple, an egyptian temple that was translated stone by stone as a gratitude to Spain for helping to build the Aswan Dam.
Apart from all these places, it is important to mention the National Library, Capricho’s Park, Casa de Campo, Sabatini Gardens, Las Ventas Bullring, Pardo Palace, Madrid Río Park or the Palace of the Parliament.
There are other part of the city, concentrated around the Paseo de la Castellana street with modern buildings and skyscrapers which is the main business area of the city. Here you can find the Kio Towers, the Picasso Tower, the Four Towers Business Area and the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
The Madrid surroundings
Near Madrid, there are numerous towns with spectacular locations to carry out any kind of audiovisual production.
In Alcalá de Henares, declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO, there are many buildings with centuries of history. Among them we can highlight the house of Miguel de Cervantes, the Comedy Theatre which is one of the oldest in Europe or San Ildefonso College where some of the greatest spanish writers have studied.
Chinchon has a Main Square with singular balconies of the XVII century where many film productions have been shoot. The Clarisas Convent is other essential place to visit in Chinchon.
In Aranjuez there is a Royal Palace with magnificent gardens, a neo-mudejar style railway station and a Caballeros y Oficios House among other places with a wide artistic and architectural interest.
At a few kilometres from Madrid there are the north mountains, a green area with natural parks, forests, waterfalls and small towns where life is more calmly. In this area is located the Escorial Monastery, in the town of the same name, The Paular Monastery in Rascafría, The Mendoza Castle in Manzanares el Real, the Pontón de la Oliva or the singular town Patones de Arriba.
Among the natural places we can highlight the Pedriza with the largest granitic whole in Europe, Cabrera mountains, Purgatorio waterfall, Peñalara Natural Park, Montejo Beech Forest, Sierra del Rincón Biosphere Reserve, Lozoya Valley or the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.
Other cities close to Madrid
Outside Madrid Community but very close, there are many cities with interesting locations for TV, commercial or film productions.
Toledo is a great relevance city where Moorish, Christian and Jewish cultures have lived together. It is a city full of monuments and museums. The historic quarter, surrounded by the Tagus river, the Alcazar, the Jewish district, the Alcántara Bridge, the Zocodover square or the viewing point over the Tagus river are some of the main attractions in Toledo.
In Segovia highlights the Roman Aqueduct, the historic centre and the Alcazar located on the top of a hill.
Madrid, centre of audiovisual production
In Madrid are located the most important TVs, commercial and film companies of Spain, making the city a 24/7 film studio. The large amount of artistic and technical resources of the city, make possible to carry out the numerous productions that come to Madrid to film at the same time.
Directors like Pedro Almodóvar or Álex de la Iglesia, usually choose Madrid to shoot their films.
With a continental Mediterranean climate, in Madrid you can enjoy more than 2.700 hours of sunshine per year. The average annual temperature is 15º C. Winters are moderately cold and summers are hot. The best time to shoot is spring and autumn. Furthermore, the city has a thermal amplitude around 10º C due to the remoteness to the sea. The rainfall don’t use to be abundant.
Madrid has an infraestructures at the same level as other European capitals like London, Berlin or Paris. The high touristic quality brings excellent accommodations and gastronomy. You can find all types of hotels and restaurants with different categories and prices.Also, the public and transportation services are very efficient.
Located in the middle of the country, Madrid is connected with the rest of Spain through 6 radial highways and high speed trains. The circumvallated M-30, M-40 and M-50 roads connect different points of Madrid Community.
The International Airport Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas is located at just 12 km from Madrid. It is the biggest in the country and it has the capacity to move 50 million passengers per year.
Moreover, Madrid has a large public transport infrastructures. The Metro network has 301 stations connecting practically every point in the city in a quick and easy way. Furthermore, all the Community is communicated by a wide range bus and train service that allow to get anywhere in the Community of Madrid.
At Camaleon Cinema Services we have our head office in Madrid. It is a city that we perfectly know and we have access to the best technical and artistic staff willing to work hard to bring out the best in your project. Contact us.
What tax deductions can be obtained for an audiovisual production made in Madrid?
Madrid’s Community has the same tax deductions that are common in the rest of the Spanish territory, with the exception of the Canary Islands, Navarre and the Basque Country. The tax regulation regarding audiovisual productions is regulated by the rule 36, sections 1 and 2 of the Law 27/2014, of November 27th, about Corporation Tax, which establishes the criteria to be eligible for the tax benefits regime for Spanish and foreign audiovisual productions that take place in Spain, and whose information is in detail in Spain.
We highlight two mandatory requirements for Spanish productions made in Spain: obtaining the nationality certificate and the obligation to deposit a new and in perfect condition copy of the film in the Spanish National Film Archive or other entity established by the Community of Madrid.
Tax benefits may also be applied to foreign productions of feature films and other audiovisual works, provided that the producers, regardless of their nationality, must be registered in the Cinematographic Companies Registration of the spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and comply with some obligations regulated in the Law.
What aids can film production companies obtain for their audiovisual productions in the Community of Madrid?
The Community of Madrid aim for the promotion of filming in its territory in order to promote its landscape and its heritage through the realization of audiovisual works with cultural interest and outstanding artistic quality.
Annually, Madrid’s Community announces grants to film production companies aimed at the development and promotion of feature and short films, establishing in each call the amount of aid and the application period. These aids may be compatible with others granted by public administrations or private entities if there are not incompatibilities expressed in the regulatory bases of each call. The producers can choose one or more categories to apply for an aid.
-Production of short films, whether fiction, animation or documentaries, which necessarily have a final result in a cinema format. The aid can be requested by individuals or entities whose purpose is to make audiovisual projects. Valuation criteria will be taken into account such as the cultural interest, screenplay, memory, novelty, originality of the project, its link with the Community of Madrid, as well as the viability of the project and its suitability to the budget, the production plan and the financing plan. Likewise, the professional career of the production company or its components, the productions carried out and their impact will be considered as well as the cinematographic training of the director, scriptwriter and technical and artistic teams.
-Production of feature films, the owners of independent production companies that request the subsidy must prove a minimum of two years of audiovisual activity. Its components an accredited professional career in the three previous years. International co-productions must be admitted by the Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts Institute. Non-profit entities or groups of individuals that do not have their own legal status may not be submitted.
-Development of feature films, which subsidize the development of fiction, documentary or animation feature film projects that can be materialized in an audiovisual work for public exhibition. The aid can be requested by Individuals or legal entities that are holders of independent production companies with residence in a member state of the European Union. The company must have an audiovisual or cinematographic activity of at least two years prior to the date of the application.
The expenses associated with the production of the feature film before the shoot will be financed, including costs for improving the screenplay, search locations, casting, manage financial resources, distribution plans, third party advice on technological aspects of the project, acquisition of rights and investigation in archives, elaboration of the graphic script, realization of the budget and others that have relation with the project development.
These grants will be compatible with others, whether private or public, provided that the total of the subsidies received, plus the amount granted by the Community of Madrid, does not exceed one hundred percent of the cost of the budgeted project.
Other requirements to consider are:
1. In the case of co-productions, only the one that has the higher percentage may be a beneficiary of the aid.
2. The projects submitted to the call must have at least 10% of the funding needed to cover the total cost of the project, in accordance with the budget that has been submitted.
3. The projects that at the time of your request have already started shooting will not be able to access the aids.
-Screenpay creation. The aim is to promote creativity in the field of cinematography. The Madrid Community residents may apply for this assistance. They must have the status of a new author, meaning that he has not published, released or professionally displayed more than three works. In cases of co-authorship, all the authors of a single project will be considered beneficiaries of the aid, and those who have obtained it in one of the two immediately preceding calls will not be able to opt for it.
The applicant must submit a project with a report, a synopsis and a sequenced treatment. The cultural interest, the design of elements, the expository clarity, the contribution to the current enrichment of the creation, its originality and innovation will be valued. The professional merits, the previous works and their repercussion will be also taken into account.
The answer is affirmative as long as they meet three requirements:
1º. Be enrolled in the regional or national Register, with a minimum age of two years.
2º. Carry out the subsidized activity in the Madrid’s Community territory. This activity should be related to cinematography.
3º. Not be a beneficiary of a subsidy in the year of the request for aid for audiovisual production.
The project must be carried out in the computable period indicated in the call, attaching a budget of expenditure and financing. A report of the cultural activities carried out in the two previous years will be attached. The expenses of maintenance and ordinary operation of the entity, including the meals and representation expenses, will not be subsidized.
What offers CAMALEON CINEMA SERVICES?
CAMALEON CINEMA SERVICES has collected all the information about tax deductions, grants and subsidies. The audiovisual production companies and investors can use this information to see if their projects can benefit from the tax deductions and grants granted by the government of Spain and the Community of Madrid. We advise, manage and study each project to see if the requirements for obtaining the tax benefits and subsidies are fulfilled in order to carry it out.
Film Production Services Barcelona. Barcelona has become one of the most visited destinations in Spain. With an ancient European history, Barcelona has a wide variety of artistic treasures that often are used as locations for video, film, commercial or tv productions. Its Romanesque churches and the influence which artist like Dali, Gaudi, Miro or Picasso have exerted on Barcelona, makes the city unique in Europe.
Camaleon Cinema Services offers global production solutions for companies that want to shoot their projects in Barcelona. We advise our customers from the pre-production stage to get the best efficiency and quality. We also make audiovisual production services for films, publicity or TV nationally and internationally.
On the shore of the Mediterranean sea and at 120 km from the Pyrenees, Barcelona offer many possibilities.
One of the best known places in the city are Las Ramblas, located between Cataluña Square and the old port, probably are the place with more life of Barcelona.
Near Las Ramblas, you can find the Cathedral and San Jaime Square where is the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council.
In Barcelona there are many places declared World Heritage by the Unesco: Parque Güell, Casa Milà, Palacio de la Música, Hospital de Santa Cruz, Palacio Güell, Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and Casa Vicens.
Due to the 1992 Olympic Games, the city underwent a great transformation provoking architectural works like the Torre de Collserola by Norman Foster, Palau Sant Jordi by Arata Isozaki or Torre de Telecomunicaciones by Santiago Calatrava.
The unfinished Church of the Sagrada Familia, work of the famous architect Antoni Gaudi attracts millions of visitors each year.
In Barcelona there are many parks. The more popular ones are the Parque Güell, Parque de Montjuic, and Parque de la Ciudadela which is located in the city centre where is the Parliament of Catalonia.
Moreover, Barcelona has nine beaches covering over 4,2 km of coastline. They are completely equipped and well connected to the centre.
Very close to Barcelona you can find unique natural areas like the Costa Brava (Wild Coast). It is called like this because of the sharp meeting between the sea and the mountains. The Pyrenees are 120 km away from Barcelona.
Barcelona is located between the sea and the mountains. With one foot in the tradition and the other in the vanguard, it is the most modern and cosmopolitan city in Spain.
Its natural areas, the good weather, its history or the beauty of its villages, make Barcelona an ideal place to carry out a TV, film, documentary or commercial production.
Barcelona’s province has excellent communication and accommodation infraestructures, experienced technical and artistic bilingual staff.
Our production company, Camaleon Cinema services provides camera, lighting and grip equipment. This, allow us to offer the best price in the market, without competition.
Furthermore, Barcelona is the second largest city in audiovisual content creation in Spain.
Barcelona has a mediterranean climate. Winters are wet and soft and summers are dry. The average annual temperature is around 18ºC.
The rainy seasons are autumn and spring. With six months of summer, under the influence of a subtropical anticyclone, there aren’t many days with extreme temperatures. The annual average humidity is 70% due to its proximity with the sea.
Barcelona is very important in the communications between France and Spain. The city has a large road and highway network. The AP-7 connects the mediterranean coastline with France. The A-2 starts in Madrid passes through Zaragoza and Barcelona and ends at the French border.
The Barcelona-El Prat international airport is where most of the visitors arrive. With more than 47 million passengers in 2017, it is the second largest airport in Spain. It Offer direct flights to the main European cities and connections with many cities in all continents. The Reus and Girona airports are a little more than an hour from Barcelona.
Due to fishing and its capacity to move goods, Barcelona has one of the most important ports in the mediterranean.
In terms of public transport, the city has 150 bus lines, 12 metro lines and 8 regional train lines.
At Camaleon Cinema Services, we offer complete production services with our own camera, lighting and grip equipment. Without intermediaries. Ask us. We will be pleased to serve you.
Barcelona and by extension Catalonia, is subject to the same tax regime that is common in the rest of the Spanish territory, with the exception of the Canary Islands, Navarra and the Basque Country, and therefore, It governs by article 36, sections 1 and 2, of the Law 27/2014, of November 27, about Corporation Tax, which establishes the criteria to be eligible for the tax benefits regime for Spanish and foreign audiovisual productions that take place in Spain. The information is detailed in Spain.
The Cultural Companies Catalan Institute establishes every year the specific bases to get subsidies for the production of audiovisual works. In 2018 has established, among others, the following categories that can be chosen by the production companies:
-Subsidies for short films productions.
-Subsidies for fiction feature films productions.
-Subsidies for audiovisual works destined to be broadcast on television.
-Subsidies for animation productions.
The subsidies for the production of cinematographic short films granted by the Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises are given under competitive concurrency, defined in Law 38/2003, article 22.1 , of November 17, general of Subsidies. The choice is based through a comparative system of the applications submitted, choosing the ones that obtain the highest valuation according to the agreements established in the call. The selection process will use the same criteria for all applications, therefore, all projects enjoy the same opportunities.
The subsidies for the production of short films will be granted to independent audiovisual production companies registered in the Register of Audiovisual Companies of Catalonia or in the Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts Institute (ICAA) or in other of a member state of the European Union. Is understood as an independent audiovisual production company a natural or legal person that has a legal personality distinct from a company which provides audiovisual communication services and it doesn’t directly or indirectly participate in more than 15% of the capital of one or several companies providing audiovisual communication services; that its social capital does not have a direct or indirect participation of more than 15% by one or more companies providing audiovisual communication services, and that in the last three fiscal years it has not invoiced more than 90% of its turnover volume to the same provider of audiovisual communication services. A provider of audiovisual communication services is understood to be the natural or legal person who assumes the editorial responsibility of the radio or television service, or of the audiovisual content in question, transmits it or transmits it to a third party.
The requirements to qualify for grants that must be met, apart from those provided in the general base, are the following:
a) The short film will have a regulated start and end period, which must be brought to the knowledge of the Catalan Institute of Cultural Companies in the terms also established in the agreement.
b) The applicant company must be in charge of the executive production of the project, in such a way that the executive producer must depend on that contractually. Likewise, the expense corresponding to the contribution of the applicant company to the whole project must be invoiced in the name of said company.
c) The short film will be destined to be broadcast in commercial theaters or to participate in festivals, prizes and cinematographic samples, in its original version of qualification or in that which is determined according to the corresponding regulatory base.
d) Short films in digital format must include, at least, the dubbed or subtitled version in Catalan.
e) Not to have sanctions or judicial sentences for having exercised or tolerating labor practices considered discriminatory because of sex or gender.
Only the production costs of the short film will be subsidized according to the regulatory bases of state aid and structure of the Administrative Registry of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Companies.
The amount of aid, the documentation that must be provided, the assessment criteria and the form of payment are established each year by an agreement of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises, which is published in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat of Catalunya.
Grants for the production of fiction feature films are divided into three categories:
a) Auteur projects and debut film or second feature film of a new director.
b) Market-based auteur projects.
c) Projects with high internationalization capacity.
The recipients are those that have been reviewed in the category of subsidies for short films production.
The requirements to apply for the aid are:
a) The filming of the audiovisual work will have a start date established in the Agreement of each year, and if it has not been started at the time of submitting the application, the production company must inform the Catalan Institute of Cultural Companies about the date of start filming in a period no longer than 15 days, and the end of filming in a period not exceeding the next 30 days.
b) In the same way as in the subsidies for the production of short films, the applicant company must carry out the executive production of the project, and the executive producer must depend on it contractually. Likewise, the expenses corresponding to the contribution of the applicant company to the whole project must be invoiced in the name of said company.
c) Co-productions are not admitted in which the participation of the applicant producer company is just financial.
d) Three graduated audiovisual students must take part in the filming, under the regime of practices.
e) Audiovisual works in digital format must include, at least, the dubbed or subtitled version in Catalan.
f) The audiovisual work must be completed within the period established in the agreement published for each year.
g) The feature film must be premiered in Catalonia commercial cinemas in the course of the next nine months following the presentation of the account justifying expenses.
h) A budget is established in each agreement for each one of the modalities that may be chosen by the producer companies.
i) Exhibits must be made, at least, in the number of commercial cinema exhibition rooms in Catalonia according to the modalities, which is established in each Agreement.
j) A minimum investment in promotion and publicity must be made for its commercial premiere in movie theaters of the Spanish State that are specified in each agreement.
l) Applicants may request a grant for a feature film each convocation or for a maximum of two feature films per call if at least one of these is a fiction film made in a co-production with other national or international production companies.
The specific requirements of each modality are the following:
-For market-based auteur projects, you must have a marketing strategy that includes the release of the feature film in Spain and Catalonia showrooms, with special attention in the incorporation of new distribution technologies.
-For projects with high internationalization capacity, a marketing and launch plan must be available.
The eligible costs are those generally foreseen for the production of audiovisual works, the amount, documentation to be presented, valuation criteria and payment method will be established each year by an agreement of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Institute of Cultural Companies, published in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Subsidies for the production of audiovisual works destined to be broadcast by television can be chosen in two ways: production of miniseries and television fiction feature films or documentaries destined to be broadcast on television.
The differentiating requirements that must be fulfilled in this modality, apart from those already expressed are:
a) Have a definitive contract or a commitment letter with a company holding the operation of a television channel widely spread in Catalonia, which indicates the amount of contributions.
b) Having guaranteed at least 50% of the financing of the project and crediting it, at the moment of the request of the grant, from agreements, letters of commitment or contracts with companies holding public or private television channels, or distribution companies of other exploitation windows, co-producers (national, international or financial), private financing sources, public subsidies, bank loans for the production of the project, as well as the own resources of the production company duly accredited.
e) A maximum period of execution of the production is fixed in each Agreement.
The grants awarded will not be compatible with other grants for the same purpose from the Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises, but will be compatible with other grants from the Department of Culture of the Generalitat of Catalonia and other dependent organizations, as well as other public or private entities.
In the same way that it has been expressed for other categories, the eligible expenses are those foreseen in general for the production of audiovisual works, and the amount, documentation to be submitted, valuation criteria and method of payment will be established each fiscal year in the agreement of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises, which is published in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
The subsidies for the production of audiovisual works of animation are granted according to the following modalities:
a) Animation series to be broadcast on television.
b) Animation feature films that use and highlight the artistic and technical values of the country and the diversity of Catalan cinematography.
c) Have a commitment letter of a company that owns the operation of a broadcast television channel in Catalonia or with video-on-demand platform accessible from Spanish territory, which specifies the amount of their respective contribution to the project.
d) The animation series must be completed within a maximum period determined by the agreement.
In addition, animated feature films must meet the following requirements:
a) The content of the project can not be derived from any television series already produced.
b) To have guaranteed a financing stipulated in the agreement.
c) Have a marketing and launch plan for the audiovisual work.
d) The audiovisual work must be completed within the periods stipulated in the agreement.
In the same way that happens in other categories, the eligible expenses are those generally foreseen for the production of audiovisual works, and the amount, documentation to be submitted, valuation criteria and form of payment will be established in each year under the Agreement of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises, published in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Malaga has an almost tropical climate throughout the year. This, combined with it’s spectacular architectural and geographical locations, makes Malaga an ideal destination for audiovisual, film, documentary or TV production.
The province of Malaga counts with excellent accommodation and communication infrastructures, technical and artistic bilingual staff with experience in national and international productions.
Camaleon Cinema Services offers global solutions for companies that want to shoot their projects in the province of Malaga. We advise our clients from the pre-production to get an accurately and efficiently way to carry out the project. We make audiovisual production services in Malaga for film, comercial and TV shootings.
With history, beach and mountain. The main destinations to shoot in Malaga are Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona.
Historical city centre
The city has more than 3.000 years of history, from its Phoenicians origins to the beautiful city that we know today.
The Roman theatre and the Garum pools from the period of the Hispanic Rome. The Citadel is the best conserved example of the Muslim domination. The Sanctuary of the Virgin of Victory, reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs or San Agustin street with Buenavista Palace are the attraction of film and commercial productions from around the world.
Marbella is located In Costa del Sol, With more than 2900 hours of sun per year it is one of the most important touristic city in Spain thanks to its weather and its infraestructures.
Inside Marbella’s historic quarter you can find charming places like the Plaza de los Naranjos, the City Council, the Ermita de Santiago or the Hospital Real de la Misericordia. In Barrio Alto highlights the traditional houses with yard and garden and the Ermita del Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz.
Marbella’s historic quarter is connected with the beach through Avenida del Mar, a landscaped promenade where there are some Salvador Dalí sculptures.
Puerto Banus is an area with high purchasing power and a great nightlife where you can see famous from around the world
Furthermore, Marbella has 24 beaches. Among them, Artola Beach, Puerto Banus Beach and San Pedro de Alcántara Beach.
A natural set
The province of Malaga has many natural locations very close to each other. Malaga Mountains, the Gaitanes Gorge in the town of Ardales and the natural park bordering the reservoirs of the Guadalhorce river are at only 20 km from Malaga city. The excavated cave into the rock of the Carmensita Virgin is in the promenade of Rincon de la Victoria town. The Misericordia beach and its spectacular sunsets are just 11 km away from Malaga.
The Eagle’s Castle is at 127 km from Malaga. It has amazing views of many places: Genal Valley, Casares town, Gibraltar area or inclusive the north of Africa on clear days.
In the west side of the Huma mountain you can see the best views of all the province including the Chorro, Guadalhorce reservoirs or Fuente de Piedra lakes.
In the province of Malaga there are many beaches like Maro beach, just at 5 minutes from Nerja, it is very famous for its natural environment and for the quality of its water. Very close to this beach, it is located the Burriana beach with blue and clear water. This beach recived the Touristic Quality Q in 2004. From this beach you can see amazing views of mountains and hills.
In Ronda, the hanging houses near the Nuevo Bridge is other location to consider. We know each and every corner of Malaga province. Ask us to find the best location for your production.
Malaga climate is warm in winter with soft minimum temperatures. Summers are mild by its proximity to the sea. Rainfall is low and most of the rainfall are from November to March.
Malaga has an average of 2.901 hours of sun per year. The maximum value is in July with 354 hours and the minimum in December with 167 hours. For these values, Malaga is the perfect place to carry out film production services.
The power of its infrastructures
Malaga’s port has had an important modernization process. Its freight traffic level with a total throughput of 3,7 million tons per year and the advance as one of the principal export point in Spain. Furthermore, its location in the city centre makes the port a strong commercial and entertainment attraction.
Malaga has a leading infrastructure network. The 161 km of coastline can be travelled in one hour and a half. The north-south and east-west connections facilitate the access to the rest of the country.
Furthermore, Malaga is connected with Cordoba, Seville, Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia through high speed trains. The Malaga station (María Zambrano) is located at less than 10 minutes walk from the historic centre. It has the capacity to receive 24 million passengers per year.
Malaga infrastructures are ready for any film or commercial production allowing easy travels between Malaga locations or inclusive between Malaga and other Andalusia cities.
The services sector in Malaga is highly developed with hotels and restaurants of excellent quality and reasonable prices. It is an ideal place to carry out audiovisual production services.
Why make an audiovisual production services in Malaga with Camaleon Cinema Services?
We search locations in Malaga and Andalusia for your audiovisual production. We also take care of the needed permits in the shortest time possible.
We look for available tax rebates.
We process the allowance, accommodations and trips of your film production.
Since the pre-production stage we advise our clients in order to achieve the best local staff.
We choose the best Malaga models and actors for any kind of TV, commercial or film production.
We have the best price of camera, lighting and grip equipment. We have it, you don’t need intermediaries.
The production managers that we work with, have more than 20 years of experience in production services.
Our audiovisual production company will look after everything you need to carry out your project in Malaga and Andalusia.
Film & Audiovisual equipment, shoot and transport vehicles in Malaga
Shooting in Malaga with Camaleón Cinema Services has benefits without competition.
Malaga, a commercial and film production stage
Malaga’s province receives every year many film productions from around the world. The last years Malaga has welcomed worldwide successful productions like Game of Thrones.
Audiovisual & film Sector in Malaga
The film and audiovisual production services sector in Malaga is highly developed. The technical and artistic professionals have a wide experience on national and international shoots.
Furthermore, Malaga celebrates one of the most important film festival in Spain. A meeting place for directors, producers and production companies from around the world.
At Camaleon we can help you to carry out any audiovisual production of cinema, video, TV, commercial or documentary in Malaga. We manage each of the processes from pre-production to post-production with the highest quality.
With magnificent locations and a stable climate, Valencia is the perfect place to carry out any kind of audiovisual production: video, film, commercial or TV.
At Camaleon Cinema Services we offer integral audiovisual production services with our own camera, lighting and grip equipments. Moreover, our first class artistic and technical staff is ready to work hard in your production.
Valencia’s city has a great cultural and artistic heritage that has grown throughout its history.
The Valencia historic quarter is a large area with many churches. The Valencia’s Cathedral, in gothic style has also Baroque, Neoclassical and Renaissance elements. The bell tower is known as El Miguelete.
The Basílica de la Virgen, Real Parroquia de los Santos Juanes, Iglesia de Santa Catalina Mártir or the Monasterio de San Miguel de los Reyes, current headquarter of the Valencia Library are some of the places with a special architectural interest.
The Lonja de la Seda is a masterpiece of Valencian Gothic that has been declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco.
There are still stand two of the twelve entrance gates of the old Medieval Walls. The Torres de Serranos and the Torres de Quart.
Valencia’s bullring, in neoclassical style is one of the biggest bullrings in Spain.
The Estación del Norte, Plaza Redonda, Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas, Mercado Central or the Palacio de Justicia, are other interesting places.
Around the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, there is the modern part of the city with a lot of green areas.
Valencia also has natural spaces of special landscape and ecological relevance. The Albufera Natural Park is located about 10 km south of the city. It spreads over an area of 20.000 hectares an it is an space with special relevance for migratory birds. The marsh of Rafalell and Vistabella, is a wetland full of rushes which serve as a refuge for many bird species.
In Valencia there are two urban beaches, Playa de las Arenas and Playa de la Malvarrosa. Both have a wide promenade where you can find many hotels and restaurants.
Along Valencia region there are different locations. Apart from Valencia city, the main destinations chosen to carry out audiovisual productions are: Vinaroz, Castellón, Cullera, Gandia, Denia, Jávea, Calpe, Benidorm and Alicante.
With a mediterranean climate, summers are dry and hot and winters are mild and low rainfall. The average annual temperature is 18º C and the average annual rainfall is around 500mm, mostly in September and October. The relative humidity is high due to the influence of the mediterranean sea.
Valencia has a high quality transport infrastructure. The A-3 highway connects Madrid with Valencia. The A-7 connects all the Mediterranean coastline from Algeciras to Madrid. Moreover, there are other radial and city ring roads like the V-21, V-31 or the CV-30 that facilitate the movement between the city and the metropolitan area.
The Manises airport is at 8 km from Valencia. It has connections with most of the Spanish cities, the main European capitals, the north of Africa and New York. A new terminal is being built.
Valencia’s port offer regular lines to Formentera, Ibiza, Mahón y Palma de Mallorca.
There are also high speed trains to Madrid, Cuenca and Albacete. Other trains connect Valencia with Gandía, Mogente, Utiel, Castellón, Caudiel y Chirivella.
The city has 6 metro lines, 3 tram lines and a wide bus network that connects the city with the beaches and inland areas.
Due to national and international tourism, there are a first-rate gastronomic and accommodation offer.
At Camaleon Cinema Services, we provide our customers integral audiovisual production services in the entire Valencia region. Ask us, we will be happy to help you.
In Seville you can find a wide variety of locations to carry out any kind of audiovisual production. The impressive monuments and the charm of the city, will make that you don't regret choosing Seville to shoot your audiovisual production.
Camaleon Cinema Services offer complete audiovisual production services with our own camera, light and grip equipments. Without intermediaries. Our highly qualified artistic and technical staff has extensive experience in film, TV and commercial shoots.
Seville, as Andalusia capital, has a great industrial and economic activity that has been developed throughout its history. The legacy of the different civilisations and cultural movements that have left their imprint on the city can be seen in the monuments and buildings of the city where you can enjoy a fabulous mixture of architectural styles: Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, etc.
The most visited monuments of the city are, the Alcazar, the Cathedral, including the Girlada and the Archivo de Indias, all of them have been declared Human Heritage sites by the Unesco.
The Alcazar is the oldest operational european Royal Palace. Its beautiful gardens are also a great attraction for the palace visitors.
The Seville’s Cathedral, mainly in Gothic style, though with Neogothic, Baroque and Renaissance elements that have been appearing over the centuries, is one of the biggest in the world. Its bell, the Giralda, is the main symbol of the city.
The Archivo General de Indias, created to keep the documentation of the Spanish colonies, is the largest archive of the Spanish activity in America and Philippines.
The Palacio de Dueñas, Seville’s Council, Alfonso XII Hotel, Real Fabrica de Tabaco or the Hospital de las Cinco Llagas, today’s headquarter of Andalusia Parlament, are other of the representative buildings of the city due to its historical, artistic and architectonic value.
Santa Cruz neighborhood, located in Seville historic centre is full of houses with typical patios with a special charm. In this neighborhood you can find the Teresas Convent.
In the city you can also find contemporary buildings like Seville’s tower which is 180 m high or the Metropol Parasol, a recent complex placed in Encarnacion square.
Seville has many urban parks with manicure gardens and varied vegetation. The best known are: the Reales Alcazares gardens, Alamillo park, Delicias park or Maria Luisa park where is the España square, a open space of unique beauty that was built for the Iberoamerican Exhibition of 1929. This square has been scene of some popular movies like Lawrence Arabia or Star Wars Episode II.
Furthermore, the city has many scenic spaces where a large part of the cultural life is developed. The Maestranza Theater, Rocio Jurado Auditorium, Lope de Vega Theater and Central theater are the best known.
Moreover, Seville has the only Spanish inland port due to the Guadalquivir river, which is navigable from Sanlucar de Barrameda (Atlantic Ocean) to Seville.
Seville has a mediterranean climate. Summers are dry and hot and winters are a little rainy because the 50% of the rainfalls are during this period. The annual average temperature is around 19º C, January use to be the coldest month and July the hottest. In the city there are an annual average of 2918 hours of sun, 3 frost days and 51 rainy days.
Thanks to Expo 1992, Seville improved its infrastructures being the first Spanish city connected with Madrid through high speed trains.
The Sevilla-San Pablo airport is at 5 km from the city. With more than 5.000.000 passengers in 2017 this airport has connections with the main European and Spanish cities.
Seville’s port has since 2010 a new lock for vessels up to 32 m wide and 8,5 m draught allowing a goods traffic around 4.000.000 tons per year.
By road, the city is connected with the main Spanish and Portuguese cities through a wide highways network.
In terms of public transport, the city has a large network of intercity busses that connect Seville with its metropolitan area, 42 lines of city buses, 1 tramway line and 1 metro line with 22 stops.
Moreover, the city has a great accommodation and gastronomic infrastructure due to the growth of tourism.
At Camaleon Cinema Services, we supply our customers integral audiovisual production services in Seville and all Andalusia. Ask us, we are ready to assist you.
Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Mallorca is the biggest island in Spain. The economy of the island is based in tourism and construction. However, footwear, leather, ceramic and jewellery crafts have a special relevance in the island.
In Mallorca you can find all kind of locations to carry out any kind of audiovisual production. Cities, towns, beaches, mountains, etc.
At Camaleon Cinema Services, we offer integral audiovisual production services for feature films, commercials and TV in Mallorca. Moreover, our high level bilingual artistic and technical staff, is willing to work hard in order to have a fluent and comfortable production.
The main populations of the island are, Palma de Mallorca, Manacor, Inca, Calvià and Llucmajor.
Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the island, along with Calvia is the main touristic destination of the island. Palma’s Cathedral, is known by its huge rose window in Gothic style. At 3 km from Mallorca is located the Bellver Castle, with a circular layout, it is one of the most representative monument in the island.
At Manacor, you can find some monuments with a special architectural interest. Nuestra Senyora dels Dolors Church, in Neo Gothic style, has a 80 m high tower. San Vicente Ferrer Church, has a organ and a chapel very representatives of the Baroque style. Furthermore, Manacor is known for its caves, specially Drach caves with more than 1,7 km route.
Located in the middle of the island, Inca is famous for its footwear industry. The most representative monuments are Santa María la Mayor Church and Santo Domingo cloister. This town is also full of caves and it has a Jewish quarter.
Calvia has one Church,two Chapels and one Castle. Its promenade is 32 Km long and it is the favourite place of its tourists.. Bendinat Castle is on the outskirts of the town. Near Calvia is Sierra de Tramontana, an impressive natural area with peaks over 1400 m high. Here you can also find the Lluc Monastery, place of pilgrimage where is located the image of the Virgin of Lluc, patron saint of Mallorca.
Moreover, the island has over 250 beaches. Cala Agulla, Playa Formentor, Cala Estellencs, Cala Mesquida, Playa de Muro, Cala Mondragó, y la Playa de Portals Vells are some of the best beaches in the island.
Mallorca has a mediterranean climate, the average annual temperature is 17º C. In summer, the maximum temperatures are around 30º C and in winter the minimum temperatures are rarely below 5º C. Humidity levels are high and rainfalls generally do not exceed 500 mm per year except at the Sierra de Tramontana.
Mallorca has a great accommodation, gastronomy and transport infraestructures. Palma’s airport is the 3rd of Spain in passenger traffic. It has regular lines with Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao, Ibiza and Menorca and with many european cities.
By ferry, you can access to the island from Barcelona, Valencia or Denia. The island has a wide network of roads facilitating transport throughout the island.
At Camaleon Cinema Services we have our own camera, lighting and grip equipment. Without intermediaries. Ask us, we are ready to carry out any kind of of audiovisual production.
Located in the Mediterranean Sea, 80 km east of the Iberian Peninsula, Ibiza is possibly the best known island in the world. Its beauty, its climate and the nightlife, make Ibiza a perfect destination for millions of tourist every year.
Camaleon Cinema Services offer integral audiovisual production services in Ibiza. Our highly qualified technical and artistic staff is prepared to give their all in any kind of audiovisual production. Moreover, we have our own camera, lighting and grip equipment in order to give a great service with a good price.
With 40 x 15 km size, the island offers magnificent locations in a small space. The impressive coves with crystalline waters and the city of Ibiza, declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco, make it the perfect place to carry out a video, TV, film or commercial production.
Many are the elements that have made the island declared World Heritage. Among them, highlights, Dalt Vila, a walled fortification very well conserved, the Sa Caleta field and the Puig des Molins necropolis. The Posidonia meadows that guarantee the underwater environmental and the crystalline waters, also have been included as World Heritage.
The most important populations in the island are Ibiza, San Antonio and Santa Eulalia del Río. Here you can find the main nightlife offer with clubs like Pacha, Privilege, Space, Amnesia or Ushuaia. During summer, many of the best DJs in the world come to this clubs because had become a reference centre of music. Moreover, at night there are other leisure offer based in outdoor activities, street markets and terraces.
However, in other parts of the island there are many quiet populations where enjoying the landscape and rest is a priority.
Ibiza’s island is full of beaches and coves. Some of the best known are Cala Salada, Cala Vadella, Cala Gracioneta, Cala conta, Playa de las Salinas and Playa d’en Bossa.
Ultimately, in addition to the spectacular landscapes, the island offer a wide leisure offer for every taste with a cosmopolitan environment that captive tourist from around the world.
Ibiza has a mediterranean climate. Summers are long and hot and winters are soft and moist. The annual average temperatures are around 25º C in summer and 12º C in winter. The thermal amplitude is low due to the Mediterranean sea influence. The annual precipitations are between 400 and 500 mm and the humidity use to be higher than 70%.
Ibiza is connected by ferry with Valencia and Denia. Ibiza’s airport offer regular flights with the other Balearic islands, the main cities of the Iberian Peninsula and some European capitals.
The island has 34 bus lines travelling from one side of the island to another and many rent a car companies.
Furthermore, Ibiza has a great accommodation and gastronomic infrastructure of all types and categories.
At Camaleon Cinema Services, we offer production services for film, commercial, or TV in Ibiza.
Galicia is a spanish community with a great cultural, gastronomic and landscape diversity where you can find a wide variety of locations: historic cities, wild beaches, forests, rivers, waterfalls, islands, natural parks…
At Camaleon Cinema Services we offer integral audiovisual production services for film, video, commercial or TV. We advise our customers since the pre-production stage in order to shoot the project fluently and comfortable as possible. We provide our own camera, lighting and grip equipments, without intermediaries.
The main Galician cities are, La Coruña, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, Ourense, Pontevedra y Lugo. All these historical cities have a rich architectural, cultural and artistic heritage.
The main tourist attraction in Galicia is the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the Obradoiro square, where hundreds of people arrive everyday to finish the Route to Santiago.
The old town, declared World Heritage by the UNESCO and considered by many as one of the world’s most beautiful cityscapes, is full of romanesque, gothic and baroque buildings. The City of the Culture, designed by Peter Eisenman is a building complex which aspire to become an architectural reference point of the XXI century.
Inside the urban area of La Coruña you can find the famous Tower of Hercules, the ancient walls of an old fortress or San Anton Castle facing the sea. Between the multiple churches of the city highlights the Santa María Collegiate and San Jorge Church. Furthermore, the city has 6 Blue Flag beaches. Riazor beach is the best known beach in the city.
Near the Portuguese border, is located Vigo, The biggest city of Galicia. Despite an industrial environment, the city offers many possibilities. The city centre is full of stately buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Museum of Art Contemporary of Vigo and the Museum of the Sea are two of the main city attractions. From the top of Castro Mount, you can see 360º views of the city and the estuary. The Samil beach, on the outskirts of Vigo, has more than 1.100m length is the most popular beach in the city.
Located in the interior of Galicia, Ourense is noted for its thermal springs. The San Martin Cathedral and the Medieval Bridge over the Miño river, are other of the main attractions in the city.
Lugo is also located in the interior of Galicia. It is a city with Roman origins. The city has a Roman Wall unique in the world which still remains the entire perimeter. The Santa María Cathedral in romanesque style and the Rosalia de Castro Park are other referents of the city. Moreover, Lugo is inside Tierras del Miño Biosphere Reserve, an area with a high landscape value.
Galicia has excellent landscapes, offering many possibilities to find locations for any kind of audiovisual productions.
Beautiful beaches, natural parks, forests, rivers, waterfalls, cliffs. Ask us, we can help you to find the location you are looking for.
The Rias Baixas, Rias Altas, Cies Islands, Ribeira Sacra, Finisterre or the Catedrales Beach are some of the most visited natural areas in Galicia.
The Galicians have a first-rate gastronomy. The 1.500 km of Galicia coastline make it one of the most representative fishing area in the world where fish and shellfish are almost a religion.
There are a great variety of typical dishes. The peppers from Padron, Tetilla cheese, octopus, lacón (pork shoulder) or the Galician turnip greens, are some of the main raw ingredients of the local gastronomy.
The wine has also a great relevance in Galicia. There are 5 origin denominations: Rias Baixas, Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra, Monterrei y Valdeorras.
Galicia has a soft oceanic climate. Despite this, the irrelaguraty of he terrain imply, the existence of various microclimates.
The average annual temperature is about 13,5º C. In winter decreases to 8,5º C and in summer increases to 19º C. The minimum values appear in the eastern mountains and the maximum values in the coast, especially in the Rias Baixas.
Most of the rainfalls are in autumn and winter. The 25% of the territory has an annual rainfall average of 1.000 mm, in the 5% of the surface the rainfall is higher than 1.600 mm and just in the 2% is lower than 600 mm
Pontevedra is the province with a higher annual precipitation followed by La Coruña and Lugo. Orense has the lowest values.
Galicia has three airports, in Vigo, La Coruña and Santiago de Compostela. The last one is the most important of Galicia moving around 2.500.000 passengers per year. All of them have direct flights to Bilbao, Barcelona, Madrid, Canary, Palma, London and Paris.
The A-6 highway connects Madrid with La Coruña. The A-52 conects Orense and Vigo. The A-8 follow the Cantabrian coastline to Baamonde connecting with the A-6.
Between the Galician ports, highlights the Vigo port for the high goods movement and La Coruña port, the second fishing port of the world.
Galicia is connected with Madrid through the high speed train Madrid-Santiago de Compostela and the A-6 highway Madrid-La Coruña. Inside Galicia there are many highways. The AG-64 between Villalba and Ferrol, the AG-53 Between Santiago de Compostela and Orense and the AP-9 between Vigo and Ferrol.
Furthermore, al the community has a great hotel infrastructure where you can find all kinds of accommodations. From rural houses to luxury hotels.
At Camaleon Cinema we can help you to carry out a film, video, TV, commercial or documentary wherever in Galicia. We manage each of the process from the pre-production to the post-production in orther to get the best of your project.
Portugal offers many possibilities for productions of feature films and commercials. With a mild climate and a privileged position in recent history, it is easy to find impressive locations across the whole country. Jews, Muslims, Greeks, Romans, Celts, and other cultures have left their mark in Portugal over the course of centuries. Latin, Caribbean and African influences make Portugal one of the richest culture in the world. Furthermore, the country has a lot of beaches, mountains, islands and other natural areas. A soft climate, where summers are hot and long and winters are mild, Portugal has a pleasant climate especially during spring and autumn. The main destinations with fantastic locations are: Lisbon, Porto and the famous Algarve.
Situated at the mouth of the Tagus River, Lisbon is the capital and the centre of the film production and commercial services in Portugal. Considered by many as one of the more beautiful city in the world, it is full of incredible places. Saint George's Castle, located on the highest hill of the city, offers an impressive views of the city. Alfama is the Lisbon oldest quarter, it is full of narrow streets with a special charm. In this neighborhood there are some of the main monuments of the city. The Jerònimos Monastery and the Belem Tower are on the eastern side of the city, on the Tagus bank.
Port is Portugal's second city. Located at the mouth of the Douro river it is a city full of contrasts. You can find stately neighbourhoods and houses next to old alleyways which have been declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO. There are many monuments from different periods like Sé Cathedral, Clerigos tower or the Chamber of Commerce. In the city center is located the Lello and Irmao book shop, very popular since its appearance on Harry Potter films. In front of the city, on the other side of Douro river, there are many wineries where the popular Port wine is aged. The Algarve is a earthly paradise.
Here there are the best Portugal beaches with long stretches of sand, rock formations and cliffs. It is an area with a good hotel and gastronomic infrastructure combined with nature reserves and small cities that maintain a special charm and a traditional character. Faro, the Algarve´s main city, has an old walled quarter where the population live is concentrated.
Near Faro, It is the Ria Formosa Natural Park where it is possible to see a lot of bird species outstanding among them the flamingos. Apart from these main enclaves, it is important to mention the Azores and Madeira islands. They have a volcanic origin. Craters and abundant vegetation that remembers a tropical jungle can be seen. Also, there are other interesting places for film production like Évora, Sintra, Óbidos, Coimbra or Guimarães.
The small size of Portugal provides comfort to move around and find variety locations very close to each other. Finally, highlight that Portugal has a modern infrastructure with a good quality of hotels, restaurants, transports and international airports. In Camaleón cinema services we love to work in Portugal, for this reason we have the best human and technical resources in order to ensure the best film production service. From pre-production services like castings or location searching to post-production offices.
We offer a wide range of services for production companies and advertising agencies including camera rental, lighting and grip equipment hire all over Portugal. In Camaleón we solve all your concerns & needs during the pre-production time: tax benefits research, permit applications, casting services, location scounting, accommodations, transports etc. We collaborate with the best local casting directors in order to find the character that you are looking for. Spacious and comfortable rooms are available for the casting process around Portugal.
Our local production crew includes high experienced location managers with a wide portfolio. Trey are very skilled in squeezing out of any given location the best from a technical, artistic and logistic point of view. At the same time they take care of the negotiation with the locations owners or legal institutions for needed permits, will manage accessibility, parking, and technical aspects. Furthermore, in Portugal we have two TV and film studios fully equipped with dressing room, hairdresser and make-up room, cloakroom and parking. One of them with 800m2 located in Loures (close to Lisbon) and the other with 1200m2 in Barroca (close to Porto).
Finilly, Our local production coordinators, supported by her/his local crew on different places all over Portugal, will make sure that your pre-production goes as smooth as possible with the best result on a closed budget, plus they will assure the well-being of the crew by managing accommodation, transports, allowance, permits, shooting plan, etc. Definitely, they will make sure that everything is going ahead and client be suscessful.
Our local production coordinators will make sure that your pre-production goes as smooth as possible with the best result, plus they will assure the well-being of the crew by managing accommodation, transports, allowance, permits, shooting plan, etc. Definitely, they make sure that everything is ok in order to have a perfect film production service.
In Camaleón Cinema Services we offer the best possible pack of camera, light and grip for your shooting. Also, our crew have more than twenty years of experience in the sector. They bring the effort and the necessary reliability to carry out a shooting from beginning to end. Specifically, in Portugal we have th e most innovative lighting material with everything for a small, medium or big production: HMI, LED, fluorescence, generators, etc. Among our grip materials in Portugal, we can emphasize: Super Technocrane s30, Super Panther, Phoenix Crane, Jimmy Jib Triangle, Twister Dolly.
Camaleón Cinema Services has a wide range of technicians on its camera department. Our crew knows perfectly the audiovisual grammar and the equipments providing the best for your shooting. Directors of photography, Camera Operators, Steadicam, Movi, Ronin, Hot Head, Camera Assistants / Focus pullers, Camera Assistants, Video Assistants, Dit Technicians and Phantom Flex Camera Specialists.
We collaborate with a fair amount of experienced gaffers and lighting crew in order to provide the best possible lighting for each project. Aside of that, they will be more than happy to advise the director of photography on what gear to use and what solutions are available if something needed is missing. They also have a very big responsibility in matters such as health and safety on set.
When pre-production has been complete the production team incorporate to the shooting to supervise that the different departments have everything they could need. If there is a problem, during the shooting, they will solve it quickly and efficiently. Any kind of unexpected event or situation that can arise will be solved, thanks to its excellent communication skills, organization and a great ability to work under pressure. Our local Runners will provide the production of executive effectiveness in relation to transport and routes, which will facilitate the good workflow of the shooting.They are very enthusiastic and they will join the production team on the set helping in any task in which they could be useful. Ask us if you have any questions for your film production, we would like to hear it.
Lisbon has amazing locations and good weather. It is one of the best places for shooting. In Camaleón Cinema Services we offer integral services of audiovisual production with complete equipments of camera, grip and lighting, making your shooting comfortable and fluent as possible.
We have a great, specialised human team in order to give the best film, commercial or TV production service. Our production coordinators, runners and location managers are well used to process all necessary permits to shoot in any kind of location.
Considered as a excellent tourist location, Lisbon is one of the european capitals with more charm, providing many cultural and gastronomic possibilities.
In this city, there are monuments from different times with a great architectural interest. In Lisbon have left their mark numerous cultures: Phoenicians, Celts, Romans, Muslims, Christians...Thanks to its history, It is a city full of locations where you can shoot any type of audiovisual production.
The historic centre is made up of seven hills. In one of these hills is located the Alfama neighbourhood, one of the few which survived the Lisbon earthquake in 1755. It is the most typical neighbourhood where you can perfectly see the Portuguese culture. It is full of typical restaurants, Fado houses and overlooks with amazing views of all the city. There, you can find the Cathedral, Sao Estevao and Sao Vicente de Fora churches. On the top of the hill, you can find the Sao Jorge Castle, it is a fortress very well preserved.
The Baixa district is on the middle of the city and there is the best known shopping area. It is the privileged area of the city with the shape of a grid streets and stately houses of the XVIII - XIX centuries. Here you can find the Rossio, the Comercio Square and the D.Maria II National Theatre.
On the other side of the Baixa is located the Barrio Alto, an area with bars, restaurants and clubs with a great evening atmosphere that the tourists and the locals use for disconnecting of routine.
In the west side of the city, there are numerous palaces, museums and other monuments like the Belem tower or the Jeronimos monastery. Near this area it is the Monsanto Forest Park, one of the biggest urban parks in Europe.
Very close to Lisbon are Estoril, Cascais and Sintra, they are located in a rural zone with natural parks, beaches and big palaces.
In Estoril there is a circuit where have take place Motogp and Formula 1 championships for many years. Its casino, the biggest in Europe helped Ian Fleming as reference to write the first novel of the 007 saga (Casino Royale).
The Sintra city, declared Patrimony of the Humanity by the Unesco has a cultural and aesthetic hight value with castles, churches and centenary palaces. Among them, emphasize, the Quinta da Regaleira, The da Pena palace, the Moros castle or the Capuchos Convent. In Sintra you can see monuments of Gothic, Mudejar, Baroque and Moorish styles.
Moreover, Sintra is surrounded by the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park with an immeasurable landscape value. Sintra has a great tourist infrastructure and It is well known by its crafts and its gastronomy, interesting factors to make a film production.
Thanks to its situation in the south of Europe, Lisbon has an excepcional climate with soft temperatures the whole year. In sprinter and summer sunny days predominate and in autumn and winter, the wind and rain take more prominence. The average is 100 rainy days and 2800 sunny hours per year.
Thanks to the Lisbon Expo 98, the city improved its infraestructures and communications. The extensive railway network has more than 100 stations and two circular highways connect the city centre with the metropolitan area where are located Odivelas, Amadora, Oeiras and Loures. The 25th April and Vasco da Gama bridges connect both sides of the Tagus river. The Portela international airport is at 7 Km from the city centre.
Furthermore, the city has a great hotel and gastronomic infrastructure with good value for money making Lisbon a perfect place to carry out an audiovisual production.
Lisbon is a city that take a chance on cinema, for this reason, every year are held three international festivals: Doclisboa (documentary films), Indie Lisboa (independent cinema), MoteLX (Terror films).
If you are looking for a film production service in Lisbon, at Camaleon Cinema Services we would be happy to serve you.
Located at the mouth of the Douro river, Porto is considered the north of Portugal capital due to its culture and the powerful economic activity. The city has a great historic heritage and a bohemian atmosphere that traps many visitors.
At Camaleon Cinema Services, we will help you from the pre production to the post production phases in order to make the best film production.
Among the many attractions of Porto, highlights the historic centre with many convoluted alleys that were declared a world heritage in 1996 by the Unesco. The Clerigos Tower, the Bolsa Palace and the Serralves foundation are other of the main attractions.
The Aliados avenue in the middle of Porto is full of modernist buildings. Here it is the city council, built with granite and marble. In this avenue is also located the Libertad square, the best known of the city. Close to the square, it is the San Benito Station, adorned with more than 20.000 tiles that tell the history of Portugal.
The Lello and Irmao library, designed in neo-Gothic style, is considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Near this library, it is the Majestic Cafe, a stylish cafe of the 20s that has been and still is a source of inspiration for writers and artists. A few meters away, is located the emblematic Bolhao Market, full of fresh food stalls where it seems that the time has not passed by.
Along the bank of the Douro river, there are many restaurants with terrace where you can taste the typical portuguese cuisine. On the other side of the river, are the wineries where the Port wine is aged.
Close to Porto is Guimaraes and Braga. Guimaraes is a historic city with Gothic monuments and houses. There is a Castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganca decorated with furniture of the XVII century. Another important attraction is da Penha Park where you can see magnificent views.
Braga is a very religious city full of churches and baroque buildings. There is the oldest Cathedral in Portugal. Also, It is a city with a lot of university students from around the world.
The climate in Porto is mild and wet without extreme temperatures due to its proximity with the Atlantic ocean. In summer, the temperatures vary between 18 and 30º. In winter, between 5 and 15º. Is extremely rare that temperatures get lower than 0º. The months with more stable climate are from April to October.
Porto has been widely modernized in the last years. It has the largest metro network in Portugal covering the metropolitan area too. The Sa Carneiro international airport is close to the city. Furthermore, it has a wide highway network which connect the city with Spain and the rest of the country.
Due to the tourism boom in Portugal, Porto has a great hotel and catering infrastructure allowing a good human resources management for any kind of film, comercial or television production.
Production Services. Morocco offers great possibilities to carry out an audiovisual production. With a pleasant climate and a privileged position in the world, you can find impressive locations all around the country. Many are the civilizations that have left their imprint in Morocco along the history: Jews, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, etc
Furthermore, the country has a wide variety of extensive beaches, large mountains and deserts, ancestral cities and other natural landscapes.
At Camaleon Cinema Services we offer integral audiovisual production services in Morocco. We have all the technical and artistic facilities for a video, commercial, TV or film production. Our highly qualified staff is willing to help you with everything you may need in order to have a comfortable and fluent shoot as possible.
The main destinations in Morocco are Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez and Tangier.
Located in the strait of Gibraltar, Tangier is a multicultural city where have lived many important figures.It has a great cottage industry based on wood, silver and leather. The great Mosque, the Medina or the Grand Socco are some of the most visited places. Many films and TV series have been filmed in Tangier.
Casablanca is the biggest city of Morocco and the country’s economic engine. With great European influences, it is a city full of contrasts. The most notable elements are Hassan II Mosque, the new and old Medina, the Arab League park, the Central Market and Villa des Arts Museum, among many other places with a great artistic, cultural and architectonic value.
Rabat is the capital of the country. Its historic centre has been declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco. The most interesting places of the city are the Oudayas Kasbah, the Hassan Tower, the Medina and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V.
Marrakech, for many “the red city” because ochre is the exterior colour of the buildings, is divided into two areas, the old city or big Medina located inside the walls and the new city which is in a permanent expansion process. The Medina is full of palaces and mosques. Here, you can find the Jemaa el Fna Square. In the evening, this famous square is full of food stalls, musicians, snake charmers and jugglers creating an unique atmosphere.
Fez is a city divided in three areas, the old area which is the biggest pedestrian zone in the world, the new area where is the Jewish quarter and the Ville Nouvelle founded during the French colonisation. This city is a symbol for Morocco because is considered the Islam capital of the country.
Morocco has 1825 km of coastline. One side washed by Atlantic Ocean and other side washed by Mediterranean Sea. This waters are of great relevance for fishing. Legzira Beach, near Sidi Ifni, has been chosen as one of the best beaches in the world.
Moreover, the country has four mountain ranges, the Atlas, the Anti Atlas, the Middle Atlas and the Rif. The highest mountain is located in the Toubkal with 4160 m.
The country has a film production centre in Ouarzazate (Atlas Corporation Studios) where have been filmed great movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Babel, Gladiator or The Mummy.
Morocco has a mediterranean climate in the coast and continental climate inland with average annual temperatures around 12º C in winter and 25º C in summer, although with large differences between the coast and inland. In the mountains precipitations are more abundant and temperatures are cooler while Sahara has desert climate with high temperatures.
At Camaleon Cinema Services, we have production coordinators ready to manage any kind of audiovisual production: video, film TV or commercial. They will advise you about incentives, recruitment and other important aspects of your production.
Our location managers with a wide portfolio of locations, will help you to manage the needed permits to film anywhere in Morocco.
We have access to experienced technicians in all kind of shoots.
Camera, lighting and grip equipment inhouse! Without intermediaries. To have our own equipment is a competitive advantage that allow us to offer the best services and price.
Andalusia is probably the preferred place in Spain to carry out any kind of audiovisual production due to its climate and its spectacular locations. Beaches, deserts, rivers, forests, natural parks, mountains, historical cities, etc.
Camaleón Cinema Services offers complete audiovisual production services for cinema, video, advertising or television in Andalucia. We advise our clients in every production process in order to shoot in the best possible way. In addition, we have our own camera, lighting and grip equipment, without intermediaries.
The Andalusian culture is the result of the imprint that have left different civilizations and cultures over the centuries. This cultural diversity makes Andalusia as one of the most diverse communities in Spain where you can find many magical places.
Moreover, the tourist offer both cultural and sun and beach, makes it an ideal place to spend holiday periods, being a benchmark in international tourism.
The Andalusian coast, is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea where is the famous Costa del Sol, the Costa Tropical and the Costa de Almeria and by the Atlantic Ocean where the Costa de la Luz is located. The entire Andalusian coastline is full of stunning beaches and more than 60 blue flag beaches.
Andalusia cultural heritage is incalculable. It has a great architectural heritage where you can contemplate different styles: Islamic, Baroque, Renaissance, etc. Among the infinity of monuments that can be found in Andalusia highlights: the Mosque of Cordoba, the Alhambra of Granada, the Giralda of Seville, the Alcazabas of Malaga and Almeria, the Cathedral of La Merced of Huelva or the monumental complex of Úbeda and Baeza , declared World Heritage Sites by Unesco.
Among the natural areas it is important to mention: the Natural Park of Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas, being the second largest natural park in Europe, the National Park of Sierra Nevada, the Doñana Natural Park and the sub-desert areas of the Desert of Tabernas and the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar.
Andalusia is one of the preferred destinations due to its climate, being one of the warmest places in all of Europe. It has a Mediterranean climate with warm temperatures and dry summers. Although, due to its length, there are great contrasts between some areas and others. Rainfall is mainly concentrated in autumn and winter. The annual average precipitations are more copious in the east than in the west of Andalusia. In general, most of Andalusia exceeds 300 days of sunshine per year, being Almeria and Malaga the Spanish cities with more light, exceeding 3000 hours of light per year.
Andalusia has five international airports, (Malaga, Seville, Granada, Almeria, Jerez) being Malaga and Seville those with a higher number of passengers.
Due to its Africa proximity, Andalusia has great port infrastructures destined to both freight and passenger traffic. The main ports are in Huelva, Algeciras, Málaga, Cádiz, Sevilla and Almería.
Andalusia is connected to Madrid through the A-4 highway (Madrid-Cadiz). The A-49 connects Seville with Huelva and Portugal and the A-66 connects Sevilla with Gijón. Moreover, the A-7 borders the entire Mediterranean coast from Algeciras to Barcelona.
Railway transport is highly developed throughout Andalusia. Madrid-Seville connection was the first high-speed line in Spain. Nowadays Seville, Cordoba and Malaga have regular high-speed lines.
Furthermore, Andalusia has a great hospitality infrastructure where you can find accommodation and restaurants of all categories and prices.
Andalusia has the same tax benefits as the rest of the Spanish territory, with the exception of the Canary Islands, Navarre and the Basque Country, and therefore its regulation regarding audiovisual productions is established in Article 36, paragraphs 1 and 2, of Law 27/2014, of November 27, about Corporation Tax, which establishes the criteria and necessary requirements to get tax benefits for Spanish and foreign audiovisual productions that take place in Spain and whose information is included in our section dedicated to Spain.
The Andalusian Cultural Institutions Agency, announces each year the granting of subsidies under the regime of competitive basis for the production of feature films in Andalusia. The competitive system compare the applications submitted, choosing those that obtain the highest value according to the agreements that have been stipulated in the call. The selection process will use the same criteria for all applications, so all applications submitted will have the same selection opportunities. This call is published in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía.
There are some subsidy lines to qualify for:
a) Line 1: Subsidies for the production of fiction feature films directed by professionals who are beginning in the field of Andalusian authorship and creation who promote creative talent and with a clear vocation for commercialization.
b) Line 2: Subsidies for the production of feature films, television films and / or animation that promote the Andalusian audiovisual sector.
c) Line 3: Subsidies for the production of fiction feature films that promote cinematographic activity in Andalusia.
The most relevant aspects which affect in general the three lines of subsidy are the following:
The projects that opt for these modalities, in whose elaboration is defined a task of creation, production and postproduction, whose duration is 60 minutes or more and which is intended to commercial exploitation in cinemas, television or other media.
Projects must have a cultural character, so they must meet at least two of the eight cultural criteria contemplated in the basis.
The concepts to be subsidized include the preproduction, production, distribution and promotion expenses of the feature film that is the subject of the subsidy. A time limitation is established to apply for the subsidy. The shooting may not have begun before the date of the grant.
The applicants may opt at most for three grants, provided they refer to different projects with clearly differentiated essential elements.
Can be eligible for aids independent legal entities with residence in a member state of the European Union.
The requirements that must be met to apply for the grant are the following:
a) In the case of co-productions, the beneficiary entity must have a participation in the production and a rights ownership of at least 20% of the total.
b) Entities that have been sanctioned by an administrative decision or final judicial sentence for encouraging or tolerating discriminatory labor practices will not be eligible for the aids.
c) Those entities that are not up to date in the payment of the obligations contracted with the creative, artistic, technical personnel, technical industries, or that have been condemned by an administrative decision or a judicial sentence may not benefit from the subsidies. These requirements must be fulfilled prior to the publication of each annual grant call and until the completion and justification of the activity subject to the grant.
The maximum amount of the subsidy for the production of fiction feature films directed by professionals who are beginning in the field of Andalusian authorship that promote creative talent and with a clear vocation for commercialization will be 250,000 euros, provided that do not exceed 40% of the eligible expenses. This amount can be modify in each annual call.
Are considered as professionals who are initiated in the realization field those who have not directed or co-directed more than two feature films qualified for commercial exploitation in cinematic exhibition halls. In addition, it is necessary that in projects that attend this modality at least two of the following professionals: director, scriptwriter and executive producer have permanent headquarters in Andalusia and / or have accredited that they exercise their professional activity in Andalusia.
The maximum subsidy amount for the production of fiction, animation or television films that promote the Andalusian audiovisual sector will be 300,000 euros, provided that they do not exceed 35% of the eligible costs. This amount may be reviewed in each annual call.
To know in detail the expenses that are subject to subsidy, the necessary documentation, the submission deadlines and the evaluation criteria, as well as the rest of the regulated aspects you can be informed in the following link BOJA 151 of August 8, 2016.
The Regional Community of Navarre is a privileged place due to its history and its enclave. It offers the best opportunities for all kinds of audiovisual productions, whether they are feature films, short films, documentaries, advertising, etc. With its own culture and idiosyncrasy, it also maintains the mystery that its forests have provided since an immemorial time and that have given rise to tales, myths and legends that have survived to this day, and that have led to great best-selling novels and later, they have been taken to the cinema or to the television.
From CAMALEÓN CINEMA SERVICES we offer you the possibility of carrying out your project of audiovisual production in Navarre. We take advantage of the excellent possibilities offered by this singular territory, both for its landscape enclaves and for the tax deductions, grants and subsidies offered by the Regional Government for the audiovisual productions and that are especially advantageous with respect to the rest of the national territory.
CAMALEÓN CINEMA SERVICES has the most modern equipment and the most qualified professionals to carry out audiovisual productions in any modality, we have technical and artistic personnel with proven experience and dedication to ensure that we produce an audiovisual production with the best guarantees of success, with own equipment of camera, lighting and grip.
We are available to our clients to advise and carry out their audiovisual production in Navarre. Ask us and we will offer you a personal service that will meet your expectations.
WHAT LOCATIONS DOES NAVARRE OFFER?
Navarre has geographic contrasts that make this territory an incomparable and original place that makes it especially attractive to realize an audiovisual production. From unique and privileged natural landscapes such as the Señorío de Bértiz, the Baztán Valley, the Royal Bárdenas, the forests of the Atlantic Navarre, the Natural Reserve of Larra or the Irati jungle, among others; historical environments such as the Aizkolegi Palace, the Javier Castle, the Royal Palace of Olite, the Queen bridge, and many others that have marked the history and culture of Navarre. Also, Towns with a history and mythology full of mystery and beauty, such as Elizondo, Tudela, Estella, where the Santiago Path or Zugarramurdi, known as the Town of the Witches; all this makes up a diverse landscape that encompasses all the possibilities of location that an audiovisual production needs. Navarra offers infinity of places in which the audiovisual production will be a guarantee of success.
CAMALEÓN CINEMA SERVICES and its production staff, puts at your disposal the Heads of Locations, who will choose the most appropriate places in Navarre, to carry out audiovisual production.They develop the complementary requests necessary for the feature film, the short film, the series of television or the documentary that you want to realize in the Regional Community. This way you get the guaranteed success. We offer the advice and the necessary means.
WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES IT OFFER TO ROLL IN NAVARRE?
The advantages offered by an audiovisual production in Navarre are, first of all, the variety of its landscapes, its enclaves full of history, its myths and legends that have been transmitted for centuries till the present day and that have made a popular culture that allows great possibilities of script and photography, and that you need to carry out any audiovisual production of a professional and technical human team with proven experience, and that CAMALEÓN CINEMA SERVICES offers to its clients.
At second place, the advantages of an economic nature that an audiovisual production can benefit from in Navarre. whether they refer to tax deductions or to grants or subsidies that can be obtained for audiovisual production in its territory, and that we will expose later. To inform, advise and carry out the necessary steps CAMALEÓN CINEMA SERVICES has a team specialized in these matters that will contribute to make the audiovisual production possible from the start, looking for sources of financing if necessary, and performing the necessary procedures that may be necessary to obtain all tax deductions, like grants and subsidies. Both at the state and regional levels.
And finally, enjoy its gastronomy, its wines and assist to the most famous festival worldwide, the Sanfermines. Ideal complement that invites you to make an audiovisual production in Navarre. We are waiting for you at CAMALEÓN CINEMA SERVICES.
The Regional Community of Navarre has its own tax regime and regulatory structure that allows it to improve its fiscal incentives with respect to the rest of Spain. The deductions for investments in cinematographic productions and audiovisual fiction series are regulated in article 70 of the Regional Law 24/1996, of December 30, of the Corporation Tax, which establishes two types of assumptions, being able to apply only one of them, and therefore incompatible with each other:
1. Deductions for investments in spanish productions of feature films and audiovisual series of fiction, animation or documentary that allow the preparation of a physical support prior to serial industrial production. (Art. 70., section 1), this part will authorize a deduction of 35% for the producer, which exceeds the one that prevails in the rest of the Spanish State. In the aforementioned Law it is established that the base of the deduction will be the total cost of the production, to which other specified expenses may be added in the aforementioned section. This way, the specified expenses extend the deduction's own base by a very considerable percentage, setting a percentage of expenses that must be realized in Navarre.
Likewise, the following points are determined In the case of co-productions. The amounts of the deductions corresponding to each co-producer, the periods in which the deduction may be applied, and the compatibility with the subsidies received to finance the investments that generate the right to subsidy.
What requirements are necessary to apply this deduction?
Two requirements are required to qualify for tax deductions. At first, the cinematographic production or audiovisual series must obtain the certificate of nationality and the certificate that proves its cultural objective in relation to the content, its link with the cultural reality or its contribution to enrichment of the cultural diversity of the audiovisual works that are exhibited in Spain.
Both certificates are sent by the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA), and they must obey a series of requirements established by law at national level in both cases.
The second requirement involves the deposit of a copy of the production in the Filmoteca Española, or in its absence, in the officially recognized film library by the Autonomous Community.
2. Deductions for performance by the producers registered in the Registry of Cinematographic Companies, of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, of a production of cinematographic feature films or of audiovisual works that allow the preparation of a physical support prior to their serial industrial production. (Art. 70, section 2), which will entitle a deduction of 35% for expenses made in the territory of Navarre.
What requirements are necessary to apply this deduction?
This deduction can not be applicable without the setting of a minimum shooting period for the production and its possible exceptions to its fulfillment.
The Regional Law also specifies the expenses that will comprise the bases of the deduction, and these bases must be carried out in the territory of Navarre directly related to production:
In general, the total amount of the deductions with the rest of the subsidies received by each investor in a feature film or audiovisual work will have a limit of 50% of the production cost, there are exceptions contemplated in the same law for cases of international co-productions financed by more than one Member State of the European Union and in which producers from more than one Member State participate.
What aid and subsidies can be obtained in the Regional community de Navarre for the production of an audiovisual work?
The Comunity of Navarre generates each year a subsidy called "Call for Aid’’ to the Cinema with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth. Generazinema "by which the regulatory bases of each call are established. The amount of the granted subsidies and the deadline for submitting applications are determined as well. The last call was published on June 13, 2,018 in the Official Gazette of Navarre, in which three types of aid were established:
-Modality A): Aids for the production of feature films.
-Modality B): Aids in the production of short films.
-Modality C): Aid for the development of feature film production projects.
Each call specifies the criteria to be adjusted to any modality, the start and end times of filming for Modalities A and B are fixed, and the deadline for submission of documentation for Modality C, as well as the maximum number of applications of requests of help for each Modality.
What requirements are necessary to be a beneficiary of the aid?
In general , they are established by the Regional Law. It protects all those people or entities that are in the situation that is the basis for granting the subsidy, as well as those that specifically attend each call, and a series of limitations, unless the proper call could have exceptions.
What services does "CAMALEÓN CINEMA SERVICES" offer to the Producer who wants to know the tax regime to which he is entitled for his audiovisual production? And, what king of subsidy could he get?
From "CAMALEÓN CINEMA SERVICES" we offer the advice you need to know in depth what requirements you should perform in order to apply the tax deductions that correspond to the audiovisual production in project, we have qualified personnel to inform of the requirements that must be comply to obtain the aforementioned certificates, and that are essential to be entitled to tax relief, as well as the necessary procedures to obtain these certificates.
Likewise, we help you to obtain the subsidies offered by the Regional Comunity of Navarre for the realization of audiovisual productions. We study if the subsidies fulfill the budgets foreseen for each modality, we inform you about the term and requirements of the last call that has been published. We manage the application for grants and subsidies that suits with te audiovisual production.Also, we help you to get the financin
Shooting in Spain. Spain provides a large line of tax benefits, incentives and grants very attractive for the foreign audiovisual producer that wants to do a shooting in Spain. In general, the tax reduction will be up to 20% basing on the costs realized in the spanish territory for foreign productions of feature films, as long as mentioned costs were higher than 1 million euros. But there ara territories that get over this percentage like the Basque Country, where the tax reductions can approach to the 30% of the production cost, or Navarre with 35%, or Canary islands with a maximum percentage of 40%.
It is necessary to meet some requests to obtain these tax benefits for shooting in Spain, . Our “Camaleon Cinema Services” staff can help you advising and performing the necessary managements to be able to shoot any foreign, national audiovisual production or audiovisual coproduction in Spain.
From “Camaleon Cinema Services” we can advise you on the most detailed way, the posible tax reductions that you can obtain shooting in Spain, wether as producer of an audiovisual content or inverter that wants to participate in the cinematographic industry. We advise audiovisual production companies and cultural entities nonprofit that have a project in which they can get tax advantages for shooting in Spain. We manage the grants requests provided by the spanish government or autonomous communities, and we help you to find the financing you need for your project, co-working to get this project finished.
AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION SPAIN
“Camaleon Cinema Services” has a large line of services for producers and publicity agencies that want to make their shooting in Spain. We have our own camera, lighting and grip equipment. We have the most modern equipment and the most qualified professionals to do the shooting in Spain. We have technical and artistic local personnel of first level with proved experience on cinema,TV and publicity, to do the shooting in Spain and to have the best guarantees of success.
We are available for our customers to advise and perform its audiovisual production on every spanish territory. Consult us and we will offer you a personal service that will meet your expectations for shooting in Spain.
Spain allows the audiovisual producer that wants to make a shooting in Spain to choose among a large catalog of locations for the variety of places and the diversity of its territory. From cities like Madrid, Barcelona or Seville with a historic and cultural heritage known as world fame, to unique and privileged natural environments that offer framework specially attractive to realize any audiovisual production and make the shooting in Spain the best alternative: coasts, beaches, islands, mountains, natural parks, etc.
“Camaleon Cinema Services” provides from our production personnel, location bosses with proved experience that will select the most suitable locations to do the shooting in Spain of any audiovisual production. Additionally we develop the complementary competences required to guarantee success on the shooting in Spain of feature or short films, TV series or documentary. We provide advising and the necessary equipment.
WEATHER AND INFRASTRUCTURES
The weather of our country offers to the audiovisual producer all the possibilities, with low temperatures on winter, a warm weather on spring and autumn, and dry and hot days on summer. The north weather of the country is rainy in the intermediary stations and in winter, while on south or east the sunny days can become more than 300 on one year, what proves the weather diversity for shooting in Spain, a privileged place for audiovisual productions.Besides, it is one of the most important touristic destinies of the world, having airplane and train lines and the widest and recognized international prestige hotel installations. That is why shooting in Spain means comfort, reachable at very few countries.
“Camaleon Cinema Services” provides service quality to the audiovisual production to get the necessary trust for the shooting in Spain of feature or short films, TV series or coverages. Either for cinema, TV or any audiovisual platform like publicity or any other option of audiovisual production.
Spain is the second country in the world that receives more foreign visitors a year. In 2018, it reached the record number of 82,8 millions, one million more than the previous year. This growth rate didn’t stop the last years. That is why it is a recognized country at world level. Shooting in Spain has a guaranteed international repercussion with scenarios as reference of places due to its divulgation on feature films or TV series with an unquestionable increase of visits of people from the whole world. It is also a cradle of world gastronomy, and it has some of the best chefs of the international culinary panorama. Another sake to add if you want to realize a shooting in Spain and taste its extensive and varied cuisine, the kindness of the people and the leisure offer to get a nice residence for the shooting crew.
“Camaleon Cinema Services” has a carefully selected production team of proved experience and professionalism, for every audiovisual production recorded in Spain so you can use the proper team to offer the best guarantees of success, both at professional and human level. We specially take care of the stay of the technical team to make it an unique experience with hopes to come back to do another shooting in Spain.