Film France, a state-funding agency (supported by the CNC) in charge of promoting France, is the
first stop for foreign production companies and individuals preparing
to film in France.
A network of 41 local film commissions throughout
the country offers free information on locations, crews, labour rates
Film France provides assistance
with contacting appropriate agencies regarding immigration/work permits
and filming permits, as well as information regarding labour rates,
studio facilities, post-production facilities and suppliers. Nowhere
else in Europe will you find such a large diversity of locations
combined with a highly skilled workforce.
Film France is thrilled by the Indian release of the film TAMASHA, which shot 16 days in Corsica in 2014!
Directed by Imtiaz Ali, starring huge
Ranbir Kapoor & Deepika
Padukone, TAMASHA is the first
Indian film to get the TRIP and spend more that
1M€ on eligible expenses in France. Corsica Film
Office assisted the production services company
"ifilmfrance" to organize the shoot in Corsica and the film, featuring picturesque locations was even able to tap into the Corsican Film Fund, a premiere for a non-French movie.
The film shot in the touristic and beautiful towns of Bastia, Bonifacio and Calvi and one dance scene was filmed on a town square with more than 570 local extras!
Composer A.R. Rahman wrote
songs that mixed the polyphonic & traditional
music of Corsica - a.o. local band A FILETTA - with Indian music.
Film France is looking forward to seeing the result
on the big screen! Film will open on Dec 5th in France.
A Young Indian girl finds herself in big trouble
when she loses her bag full of possessions in the
French island of Corsica. No one but this young
backpacker from the same country understands
her position. He helps her, he is kind to her. They
have to stick together till she receives her new
passport and some money. However like all good
times this has to come to an end too eventually.
She says goodbye and leaves Corsica behind but
his memory never quite escapes her... Four years
on she tries to find him. He's not the same person
anymore. What will happen remains to be seen.
Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2, filmed in France
Key locations in greater Paris region convinced the production to come film in France.
Film France and the Seine-Saint-Denis
Film Commission accompanied the production
services company Peninsula Film to host the
filming of Hunger Games in France in 2013. The
Lionsgate sequel also benefited from the TRIP (Tax Rebate
for International Production). Film France is an official
advisor for TRIP applications for the CNC.
The results of location scouting by Philip Messina,
production designer, led the film crew to shoot 17
days in France. The film used as locations two jewels
of neoclassical architecture of the seventies and eighties
located in Noisy-le-Grand in Seine-Saint-Denis: Ricardo
Bofill's "Abraxas of the Palacio"and the
"Arènes de Picasso" designed by Manolo Nunez-
Yanowsky. The two building complexes are seen during
the civil war scenes that take place in the wealthy districts
in the movie.
Filming also took place in a central square in Ivry-Sur-
Seine - in the immediate south east of Paris, where
Studio Kremlin (a 2600sqm - 28000sqft- facility) hosted
the costumes team for dressing hundreds of extras. The
interior scenes were also filmed
in the studios of Bry-sur-Marne.