Mallorca attracts a record number of international film productions

Palma’s audiovisual industry ride this year. Location filming generated a direct investment of more than 5,297,800 euros in Palma during the first half of 2022three times more than in the same period of 2021, according to data provided today by Palma Film Office.

The office managed a total of 132 film shoots in the first halfcompared to 71 at the same period in 2021.

The 132 requests for audiovisual projects include: 35 projects related to documentaries, reports or video clips; 28 photographic projects; 24 commercials; eight feature films, as well as 33 consultations.

There was a sharp increase in photography and advertising projectswith an increase of almost 100% and 300% respectively.

Spanish projects dominate the market with a total of 68, while Germany (28) and the UK (19) are the countries most present in the shootings that take place in Palma. Next come the Swedish (4), French (3), Indian (2), American (2), Norwegian (2), Italian (2) and Polish (1) projects.

“The increase in investments has almost tripled compared to the previous year and confirms the recovery of the audiovisual sector.

“The figures obtained allow us to see that the levels of direct investment generated in Palma have almost reached the levels seen before the pandemicexplained the councilor for economic promotion and employment, Jordi Vilà, who underlined the importance of two Bollywood productions who shot in Palma for the first time.

A total of 1,436 people were involved in productions in the first half of 2022, while 600 people were hired in the first half of 2021.

Satisfaction with the services provided by Palma Film Office was 9.4 out of 10, according to PalmaActiva.

netflix announced that Series 5 of their hugely popular series, The crown, will be presented in November. Part of the series was shot in Majorca in venues ranging from the yacht club Club de Mar to Palma in Port Soller and San Telmo.

Filming took place earlier this year and involved a number of local extras.

And, Bollywood took Palma and Mallorca by storm in June with a new film from director Luv Ranjan starring the actor couple Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.

Shraddha has almost 72 million followers on Instagramwhile videos involving Ranbir go viral in seconds.

Shraddha Kapoor features in the lists of most popular and highest paid actresses in india. She has been on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2016.

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