The audiovisual sector operates in a complex, internationalised and very competitive environment. Europe’s global market obliges its companies and businesspeople to keep up to date, to be capable of adapting and competing in an innovative way.
As a result of all of this, independent producers, aware of the inevitable need for collaborating, have created producer associations such as FAPAE, AGAPI, ANEPA, IBAIA or AGALPA, which have managed to stimulate production and strengthen the sector’s international presence. In recent years, more and more production and services companies have been established and created. This, along with Santiago’s excellent locations, powerful infrastructure and sector-oriented municipal policy, make the city a convenient, comfortable and economical place for filming.
Compostela in the Cinema
Due to the city of Santiago de Compostela’s special historical, architectural and cultural characteristics, it has played a considerably important role throughout the history of Galician and Spanish cinema. Such prestigious directors as Luis Buñuel, Michael Powell, Stanley Kramer or Vicente Aranda have chosen the city as the location of some of their films. Furthermore, Compostela has also been the setting of countless documentaries and advertising productions.