Spain has attracted a growing number of high-profile international productions, many of which turn to local companies such as KanZaman or Filmax as Spanish co-producers, bringing in local subsidies. The Spain Film Commission was created in 2001 to unite film commissions across Spain. Carlos Rosado, the head of the Andalusia Film Commission, was appointed director.

Why should international producers consider Spain'
Spain's attractions place it in perfect shape to become an excellent destination for international productions... since the network of film commissions have grouped together in the Spain Film Commission we are in better shape than ever to respond to the demands of the industry.

Which are your biggest competitors'
Spain used to receive a wide variety of shoots because locations were sought that were difficult to find elsewhere. But as we have diversified and grown our offer we now compete with countries like England and countries with film studios.

What is the biggest misconception about Spain'
Traditionally, Spain has projected a stereotyped and misguided image. But Spain is a modern, European country, and it boasts a powerful industry.

What is your working day like'
The heads of any film commission divide their time in three areas: promotion of the territory, cooperation with producers in seeking ideal locations, and the obtaining of permits... part of our work is geared towards participating in festivals and markets.