Austria: A First Class Place to Film
Dynamic economic growth, political social and economic stability, a high rate of productivity and future-oriented development in the high-tech sector make Austria one of the most attractive business locations in the world. Austria also profits from these advantages when it comes to producing films.
Austria is a country of specialists. Film production companies working in Austria will find professional, highly motivated, multilingual industry specialists with international know-how and quality consciousness.
Whether an ice-blue glacier, a picturesque lake, an ancient fairy-tale castle, a village from the Middle Ages or a pulsing metropolis with modern architecture, Austria offers an astounding variety of cinematic settings.
Financial Support and Co-Productions
Numerous attractive funding packages for co-productions are available at national and regional levels.
Three-time Oscar-winner Gabriel Bauer, developer of the Moviecam, is the best example for Austria’s highly developed technical sector. CAMCAT®, a remote-controlled wire-cam system developed in Austria, captures action on sets like Harry Potter. The legendary Rosenhuegel Studios offer the flexible and cost-efficient “four wall system” which provides a one-stop shopping experience for studio productions.
Short distances between all of Austria’s locations simplify logistics and help reduce production costs.
High Standard of Living
Austrians are proud of their high quality of life. According to the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011, Austria ranks second (behind Switzerland) as the country with the highest standard of living worldwide.
The cost of living in Vienna is significantly lower than in London or Paris. The average salaries for film crews are also very competitively priced when compared to other parts of Europe.