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Commercial Videos - Feature Films - Televisión - Videoclips - Media Production - Branded content - Video Shooting - Photo Shooting in Madrid
Film Production Services Madrid. The Community of Madrid is the perfect place for all kinds of film production services. It is Spain’s most populated area with the highest economic activity in the country, making Madrid a national and international cultural center.
In Camaleón Production Services, we work daily to carry out our film production services the best possible way. We provide total film production services to our customers in Madrid with our own camera, lighting and grip equipment. Furthermore, we have local technical and artistic staff prepared to give their all in every film production service. Your film production services company will be in good hands.
Which locations does Madrid offer?
Film Locations in Madrid
Madrid is a Spanish city with many important historic places (palaces, churches, museums, gardens, parks...) that coexist with skyscrapers and other modern city typical buildings. It's everything your film production services company needs.
In the centre of the city you will find locations with huge artistic and architectural interest. Madrid's central point is "La Puerta del Sol", Spain's main roads part from here. Very close from this central point is "Plaza Mayor", the Royal Theatre, the Royal Palace and the "Almudena" Cathedral. This area is known as "Madrid de los Austrias".
On the other side of "Puerta del Sol", going through "Alcalá" street, the Spanish National Bank is located; next to it, you will find the Cibeles Fountain and the impressive Communications Palace (which is currently Madrid's City Council). On the same street, just 1km away, is the famous "Puerta de Alcalá" and the "Retiro" Park, where you can find numerous sculptures and the Glass Palace.
Near the "Retiro" Park, along "Paseo del Prado" street, Madrid's Art Triangle is located: the "Prado", the "Thyssen-Bornemisza" and the "Reina Sofía" museums coexist very close together. On the opposite side of the street, you will find the iconic "Atocha" Train Station.
In the north section of "Gran Vía" street (Madrid City's main artery) are "Chueca" and "Malasaña", the most alternative neighborhoods in the city that have a lot of nightlife. At the end of "Gran Vía" street, "Plaza España" is located, it's the country’s largest city square with almost 37.000 m2. Very close to this square, it is the "Debod Temple": an Egyptian temple that was transferred stone by stone as a gratitude gift for Spain, as the Spanish helped in the building the "Aswan Dam".
In addition to all these places, it is important to mention Madrid's National Library, the "Capricho" Park, "Casa de Campo", Sabatini Gardens, "Las Ventas" Bullfighting Ring, the "Pardo" Palace, "Madrid Río" Park and the Palace of Parliament.
There is a different kind of scenery in Madrid, concentrated around "Paseo de la Castellana" street, with modern buildings and skyscrapers. This part 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 Bernabéu" Football Stadium. All these locations are at your service for all kinds of film production services, for example TV film production services companies commercials.
Near Madrid, there are numerous towns with spectacular locations to carry out all kinds of film production services for your company.
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) and "San Ildefonso" College, where some of the greatest Spanish writers have studied.
"Chinchón" has a Main Square with unique balconies built in the XVII Century, where many film productions have been shoot. The "Clarisas" Convent is another essential place to visit in "Chinchón".
In "Aranjuez" there is a Royal Palace with magnificent gardens, a "neomudéjar" style railway station and a "Caballeros y Oficios" House among other places with great artistic and architectural interest.
A few kilometers away from Madrid are the North Mountains, a green area with natural parks, forests, waterfalls and small towns where life is more calm. In this area, the Monastery of "El Escorial" is located, in a town that shares its name with the monastery. The "Paular" Monastery in "Rascafría", the "Mendoza" Castle in "Manzanares el Real", the "Pontón de la Oliva" or the singular "Patones de Arriba" town, are some of the locations where you can carry out all kinds of film production services for your company.
Among the natural domains the Community of Madrid has, we can highlight are: the "Pedriza", with the largest granite rock area in Europe, the "Cabrera" mountains, "Purgatorio" waterfall, "Peñalara" Natural Park, "Montejo" Beech Forest, the "Sierra del Rincón" Biosphere Reserve, "Lozoya" Valley or the "Sierra de Guadarrama" National Park.
Other cities close to Madrid
Outside the Madrid Community, very close by, you will find many cities with interesting locations for TV, commercial and feature film production services.
Toledo is a great influential city where Moresque, Christian and Jewish cultures have coexisted together. It is a city full of monuments and museums. In the historic city centre, surrounded by river Tagus, you have: the "Alcazar", the Jewish district, the "Alcántara" Bridge, the "Zocodover" square, or Toledo's viewpoint over river Tagus. These are some of the main attractions in Toledo.
In Segovia, we highlight the Roman Aqueduct, the historic centre and the "Alcazar", located on the top of a hill.
Madrid, centre of film production services
The most important TV, commercial and film services companies of Spain are located in Madrid, making the city a 24/7 film studio. The large amount of artistic and technical resources in the city, makes carrying out numerous film service projects possible to work at the same time.
Directors like Pedro Almodóvar or Álex de la Iglesia, usually choose Madrid to shoot their projects for their film production services company.
With a continental mediterranean climate, in Madrid you can enjoy more than 2.700 hours of sunshine per year. The average annual temperature is 15ºC. Winters are moderately cold and summers are hot. The best time to shoot is in spring and autumn. Furthermore, the city has a thermal amplitude around 10ºC due to its remoteness to the sea, plus it doesn't rain very much.
Madrid's infrastructures are at the same level as the infrastructures in other European capitals like London, Berlin or Paris. The high tourism volume in the city brings excellent accommodations and gastronomy. You can find any kind of hotel or restaurant with different categories and prices. Also, public transportation services are very efficient. Perfect for any film production services company.
Located in the middle of the Spanish Peninsula, Madrid is connected with the rest of the Country through 6 radial highways and a huge network of high speed trains. The circumvallated M-30, M-40 and M-50 roads surrounds the Community of Madrid connecting different location points.
The "Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas" International Airport is located just 12km from the centre of Madrid. It is the biggest airport in Spain, and it receives 50 million passengers a year.
Madrid has large public transport infrastructures. The "Metro" subway network has 301 stations, connecting practically every point in the city in a quick and easy way. Furthermore, the whole Community is communicated by a wide range of bus and train services that allows going anywhere in the Community of Madrid without needing a car.
Camaleon Cinema Services headquarter is in Madrid. We know the city perfectly, and we have access to the best technical and artistic staff who are at your service to work hard and bring out the best in your film production project. Contact us.
What tax deductions can be obtained for a film production service made in Madrid?
Madrid’s Community has the same tax deductions than the rest of the Spain, with the exception of the Canary Islands, Navarre and the Basque Country. The tax regulation regarding film services is regulated by rule 36 in sections 1 and 2 of the November 27th Law 27/2014 about Corporation Tax. This tax law establishes the criteria for a company to be eligible for tax benefits regulated in the regime for Spanish and foreign audiovisual productions that take place in Spain, find more detailed information in: Spain.
We highlight two mandatory requirements for Spanish productions made in Spain: obtaining the Spanish Nationality Certificate, and delivering a new mint condition copy of the film to the Spanish National Film Archive (or another entity established by the Community of Madrid).
Tax benefits may also be applied to foreign productions of feature films and other audiovisual works. The producer's company, regardless of their nationality, must be registered in the Cinematographic Companies Registration of the Spanish Education, Culture and Sports Ministry. They also have to comply with some obligations regulated in the Law.
What aids can film production services companies obtain for their audiovisual productions in the Community of Madrid?
The Community of Madrid aids film production projects in its territory to promote its landscape and heritage by filming audiovisual works with cultural interest and outstanding artistic quality. Your film service company could benefit from any of these aids.
Annually, the Community of Madrid publicizes grants for film production services companies, aimed at the development and promotion of feature and short films, establishing the amount of aid and the application period for each call. These aids are compatible with others your company may have( granted by public administrations or private entities) unless there is a specific incompatibility expressed in some of the other aids' regulatory bases. The producer's company can choose one or more categories to apply for an aid.
-Production of short films: whether your film production service company wants to make a short fiction film, an animation film or a documentary, the final result must necessarily come in a cinema format. The aid can be requested by an individual or a legal service company whose purpose is to film audiovisual projects. In the evaluation criteria, these elements will be taken into account: the cultural interest, the script, historic memory, the newness and originality of the project, its link with the Community of Madrid as well as the viability of the project, its suitability to the budget, and the production service and financing plan. Likewise, the professional career of the production service company and its crew, 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 for your service company: the owners of independent production service companies that request the subsidy, must prove a minimum of two years of audiovisual activity, a minimum of hired crew and an accredited professional career in the last three 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 company may not be submitted.
-Development of feature films for your service company: 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 an individual or legal service company that are holders of independent production companies with a residence in a European Union State. 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 service company of the feature film before its shooting will be financed, including screenplay improving costs, location search, casting, management financial resources, distribution plans, third party advice on technological aspects of the project, acquisition of rights and archive investigation, elaboration of the graphic script, elaboration of the budget and other arrangements related to the film development.
These grants will be compatible with others the production company may have, whether private or public, if the total of the subsidies received by that company, plus the amount granted by the Community of Madrid, does not exceed one hundred percent of the cost of the budgeted film.
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 film production project, in accordance with the budget that has been submitted.
3. The projects that at the time of the aid request have already started shooting will not be able to access the aids.
-Creation of the script. The aim is to promote creativity in the field of cinematography. The Madrid Community residents may apply for this assistance. It must have been written by a new author, meaning that he has not published, released or professionally displayed more than three film projects. In cases of co-authorship, all the authors of the project will be considered beneficiaries of the aid, and those who have obtained it in one of the two preceding aid calls will not be able to opt for it.
The applicant individual or applicant company 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.
Can non-profit entities obtain grants for the production of audiovisual works?
For those who own a non profit company, the answer is yes, as long as they meet three requirements:
1º. Be enrolled in the regional or national Register for at least two years.
2º. Carry out the subsidized film activity in the Madrid’s Community territory. This activity should be related to cinematography.
3º. Not to be a beneficiary of another subsidy the same year of the aid for the audiovisual production service request.
The film production project must be carried out in the computable period indicated in the call, attaching a budget sheet with 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 meals and representation expenses, will not be subsidized.
What does CAMALEON CINEMA SERVICES offer?
CAMALEON CINEMA SERVICES has collected all the information about tax deductions, grants and subsidies for any kind of service company. The audiovisual production companies and investors can use this information to see if their film production projects can benefit from the tax deductions and grants given by the government of Spain or the Community of Madrid. We advise, manage and study each project to see if the requirements to obtain the tax benefits and subsidies are fulfilled by your company in order to carry the film service out.