Locations in Croatia
Production Services in Croatia
We provide production services in Croatia and can help you book crew, locations, and logistics, and more. We have locally based Producers and Fixers that come with local knowledge and can help manage and coordinate international shoots of any kind. For the past few decades, Croatia has been one of the largest production hubs in Europe. Local crews have great experience in both TV-series, feature films, commercials, branded content, corporate, documentaries as well as still shoots. Our crew operates and provides production services across Croatia.
Fixers, Producers & Local Crew in Croatia
Our team has several years of experience and are used to working with everything from small corporate shoots to global campaigns, high end documentaries, and feature film. Everyone speaks fluent English and German or Italian often comes as a bonus. The local crew in Croatia sharpened their experience working on big HBO, Netflix, Apple TV & Amazon Prime productions, as well as working on hundreds of high-end commercials for some of the most notable global brands. The great advantage of filming in Croatia is having highly competent and hardworking crews with daily rates lower than in most western countries. Croatia offers some of the best and most experienced professionals with a strong emphasis on its technical crew – camera, grip, and sparks.
Filming Permits in Croatia
Croatia is a true production-friendly country with state institutions sensitive towards our rather dynamic industry. For most projects, permits are required but easily obtained. Croatia has a network of local film offices that provide guidance and assistance in setting up a shoot and obtaining the required paperwork. Bigger productions require slightly longer timeframes to get set up, but with the help of local Ministry of Culture and Croatian audio-visual center, it’s a quick and smooth experience.
Filming Locations in Croatia
Croatia is one of the smallest countries of the continent, nested on the crossroads of Southeast and Central Europe, yet offers an amazingly diverse landscape and four seasons serving surprisingly different sceneries. Being mostly recognized by its long Mediterranean coast and hundreds of islands lined up next to it, it can come as a surprise that just a short ride away you can find mountain ranges, evergreen forests, a flat prairie, or even a desert.
Starting from the south, you can set up in Dubrovnik or Split – thousands year-old historical cities that provided backdrops for the most famous TV show in history and then jump onto a short ferry ride (or even a flight) to reach on of the islands surrounded with crystal blue sea and take your pick between rocky cliffs and sandy beaches.
In the same day you can film on Velebit mountain’s peak with a clear view of the Adriatic Sea or deep in the woods, for a radical change of scenery.
If you move just a bit further you can reach Istria – a region often compared to Tuscany, for its charming hilly landscape and historical architecture, with towns of Rovinj on the coast and Motovun up in the hills being the most prized gems.
The capital of Zagreb is Croatia’s main production center, well connected with all of the regions and providing interesting architecture from different eras. Thanks to its turbulent history and a variety of cultural influences, it can offer traditional, historical and modern locations as well as a studio if needed.
Being relatively small and having great transport connections, Croatia gives you a chance to jump from Roman palaces, to Baroque castles and brutalist high-rises in a single day.
Croatia is also one of the rare places that boast a stunning mixture of different climates: Mediterranean, continental, semi-highland and highland, all of which a radius of less than 200 kilometers. Practically, this means you can shoot your idyllic sun-bathed summer beach and then just move onto a snow-covered mountain peak. To get an idea of what Croatia locations can look like, have a look here.
The Weather in Croatia
The climate in the north and east is continental, with the capital, of Zagreb ranging daily highs from 2C in January to 27C in July. Zagreb’s annual rainfall is 924cm making its climate mild with many sunny days to shoot.
The Adriatic coast has a more moderate, Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperatures for the cities of Dubrovnik and Split are around 17C but can go as high as 35C in July. The prevailing north-eastern winds include the Maestral, which mitigates the heat in the hot dry summers. The winter averages 49 days of snow cover. Neither Split nor Dubrovnik typically experience snow in the winter and each city averages more than 100 sunny days per year with island of Hvar being the sunniest island in Croatia.
The climate becomes semi-highland and highland as you move inland in the south-central region. Overall, the climate is predominantly temperate, and June and October might be the best time to shoot, providing great weather with less tourist buzz.
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