The island of Corfu is one of the 11 other destinations competing for the European Film Location Award 2018, organized for a second year by the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) and Cineuropa. EUFCN consists of 90 members from 30 countries, which aim to promote European locations as filming destinations. Each member has proposed a location featured in a film or TV Series, filmed between January and December 2017 and distributed internationally.
The Greek Film Center’s Hellenic Film Commission has proposed the island of Corfu, which is the setting of the fourth season of “The Durrells”, a popular British comedy-drama TV series based on the autobiographical books of explorer and writer Gerald Durrell.
The island’s old town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – as well as the areas of Kontokali, Kouloura, Agios Stefanos, Erimitis, Gastouri, Halikounas, Kouramades and Sinarades are featured in the TV series, which is broadcasted by ITV and PBS.
The voting procedure is now open and the deadline is on November 30. The Cineuropa voting platform is available in English, Spanish, Italian and French and those interested, can vote by filling the online form. Voters will also participate in a draw to win a two-night stay for two people at the winning location.