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Leipzig, 07. November 2017

Görliwood® wins European Film Location Award of the Decade

Görlitz with its sets for the OSCAR®-winning comedy „The Grand Budapest Hotel” ist the winner of the „European Film Location Award of the Decade”. The results of the European Film Location Award contest have been unveiled at the European Parliament, as part of the celebrations for the tenth anniversary of „Filming Europe - European Film Commissions Network” (EUFCN), of which is the Film Commission of the Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung a member.

The city of Görlitz, which possesses a great deal of charm and a warm, romantic atmosphere, boasts one of Germany's best-preserved old towns. Its authentic, diverse and unique architecture - and its architectural wealth in general - is due to its architectural heritage laws, which provide plenty of inspiration for filmmakers, one high-profile example being Wes Anderson’s „The Grand Budapest Hotel”. In the 1950s, Görlitz was used as a filming location for the first time, and since then, it has represented a host of other cities, such as Berlin, Paris and New York, bringing them all worldwide attention.

Foto (© Christiane Raab): Katja Seidl (MDM Film Commission Service Sachsen) and Andrea Behr (Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH) at the award ceremony in Brussels.