“Film Friendly Samaná” wins award at Global Production Awards

The country of Quisqueyano was also nominated in the Film Commission Team Award section (best overall film direction) with the project “Dominican Republic – Dream It, We Have It”.

The Dominican Republic’s “Film Friendly Samaná” project won the Emerging Location Award at the Global Production Awards, organized by Screen International and KFTV & Broadcast, with the support of Olsberg SPI at the Cannes Film Festival, France.

The Dominican Directorate General of Cinema (DGCine) announced on Tuesday the award in this category, which rewards the film commission with the highest number of productions, attractive incentives, better services, a growing personnel and infrastructure base and a wide variety of filming locations.

The country was nominated along with Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Croatia and the United States, DGCine said in a press release where the general director of the entity, Marianna Vargas Gurilieva, stated that “this award represents the result of months of efforts to make Samaná an ideal filming destination”.

The Award team highlighted that “the Dominican Republic was selected for the increase in productions developed in Samaná, its attractive incentives, its improved service levels, the growth of its specialized crew and infrastructure, as well as its diversity of filming locations.

The jurors praised the work of the DGCine for its level of understanding of film tourism and the impact film has on the region.

The country was also nominated in the Film Commission Team Award section (best general film management) with the project “Dominican Republic – Dream It, We Have It”, along with countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Jordan, the United States, Croatia and Australia, which was the winner with its project “The Australian Job”.

The Global Production Awards recognize production work being done in outstanding and emerging locations, as well as sustainable production and diversity.

Source: Mitur.gob.do

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