Shining a spotlight on our sensational scenery
Film Algarve is a coalition of local and international organisations who share a vision for the future of filmmaking in the Algarve. In recent years there has been a confluence of circumstances that, taken together, offer an unparalleled opportunity for the film industry to create a significant economic and cultural shift in the Algarve region.
Given the region's sensational and varied scenery, marvellous light, and historical backdrops, it's a surprise that this transformation hasn't happened sooner.
But now, with plans for a major international studio complex, connected to the world via Portugal's excellent transport network, and a growing community of highly-skilled filmmakers living and investing in the region, it's time to truly put the Algarve on the world's filmmaking map.
Film Algarve is a regional promotional program with international outreach - a not for profit activity embracing the power of reciprocal marketing.
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The Moviebox Group has enjoyed taking feature film productions to Portugal in recent years and knows what the benefits can be. Building a studio facility was the obvious next step for Moviebox. The studio's site has been located. The development and plans for the site are well underway and construction is planned.
The development of the site is a phased approach allowing continued production throughout the whole development and construction programme .We are currently in phase one and the site has a pipeline of productions planned within this phase. ( link to phase section on group site)
The Moviebox Studios and Media Tech Village will feature three new indoor state of the art sound stages, two outside water stages plus an extensive Green screen, and a TV studio within an integrated tech hub which will not only be a base for the Moviebox streaming platform MovieBox Premiere and VFX studio but also a Tech facility. It is anticipated that the project will initially create around 300 high-quality jobs with a potential for substantial additions as the Tech Media Village is developed further.
The Site for the first Moviebox studio will be a combined Film & TV Studio and Media-Tech hub in Portugal’s Algarve region at Loulé. The site is a former Brewery set in 33 acres of ideal construction terrain with approximately 15,000 sqm (160,000 sqft) of existing accommodation suitable for conversion to form ancillary and support facilities to the 3 proposed new build sound stages and 2 water stages.
The Studio is surrounded by mature olive groves yet is less than 20 minutes drive from Faro International Airport. Loulé ‘s proximity to major motorway links allows for a journey of just over 2 hours by car to both Lisbon and Seville. Loulé also has a high-speed rail terminal that has twice-daily direct connections to Lisbon. A heliport is also adjacent to the site.
Film Algarve's enthusiasm for the future is as much cultural as it is economic. Our collective aspiration, to bring ideas and stories flooding into the region and engage with creative minds and brilliant storytellers, is at the heart of our thinking behind Algarve Film .
Algarve Film also is also poised to assist in the development of Film Week , bringing together several existing cinematic strands and building upon them. Algarve Film Week will combine Monstrare, an International Social Cinema festival, organised by Manual Baptista and the Loulé Film Office, a new Film Market, Fringe screenings, Workshops, Masterclasses, and Rui Tendinha's Prémios Cinetendinha Awards into one week-long celebration of the region's cultural vitality.
Algarve Film Week ,as a celebration of exciting, emerging talent, aimed at local audiences but with international reach. Starting modestly, Algarve Film Week has an ambitious plan to grow year-on-year.
Film Algarve will be releasing further news of the development of Algarve Film Week later.
Networking and collaboration event
28th June | R. Sá de Miranda 23 a 25, 8100-625 Loulé, Portugal
Join us in Loulé on the 28th June to meet Portuguese talent, Algarve-based crew, film and TV kit suppliers, location providers, venue operators, local businesses and the MovieBox Studios team. A great chance to network, share ideas and look forward to the dynamic future ahead for high-end film and TV production in the region.
Come and see the studio site and hear all about the proposed works and how MovieBox and Film Algarve will engage the local community throughout its development.
Supported by the Loulé Film office, MovieBox Studios and the people of the Algarve
A MovieBox Group initiative