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These New East spots are among the top European filming locations

15 September 2017

Two Croatian destinations, along with one in Poland, are among the finalists for the Filming Europe Location Award.

As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations Filming Europe, the Association of European Film Commissions, has created the award for the Best European Location in Cinema and TV.

The competition’s first round saw an expert jury select the the shortlist for the award.

Croatia features in the shortlist twice, with Dubrovnik — most recently the backdrop to HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, Star Wars: Episode VIII and Robin Hood: Origins — and Kaštilac fortress in Kaštela, near to Split — also seen in Game of Thrones — among the finalists.

Also in the top 11 is the Polish city of Wrocław, which served as the streets of West Berlin in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies (2015).

For the second phase of the competition, it’s over to you: until 15 October voting is open to choose the winner. What’s more, when you cast a vote you put yourself in with the chance to win a trip to the winning location. Find out more and vote here.

To win the Filming Europe Location Award, Dubrovnik, Kaštilac fortress and Wrocław will have to beat such destinations as San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (Game of Thrones, Spain) and the Greek island of Antiparos (Suntan, 2016, dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos).

Source: Croatia Week