CANARY ISLANDS FILM is the Audiovisual Department of the Canary Islands Government. We are able to supply information about tax incentives, locations, and everything you need for your film production. It is the umbrella Company for all Canary Islands Film Commissions, institutions and audiovisual companies. The Canary Islands offer a 50-45% tax rebate (compatible with an income tax rate of 4%). With an average temperature of 23ºC in Summer and 19º in Winter, amazing landscapes and experienced crews, it is the perfect place for your next shoot.
PROEXCA is a publicly-owned company attached to the Regional Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Canary Islands Government whose main objectives are the internationalization of Canary Islands companies and the attraction of strategic investments into the islands.
Lawyer Jaime Sanz is a leading voice in the audiovisual sector in the islands as an expert in the application of film productions tax incentives. The first years of his career in the sector were developed by the hand of the Gran Canaria producer Adrián Guerra, as financial director of Nostromo Pictures. Currently, Sanz is a partner at NGR Abogados. Doctor in Tax Law and Chief Executive Officer of Macaronesia Films. Author of the report on cinema in the Islands commissioned by the public company Proexca, he defends that “Canary Islands tax incentives are not a privilege”.
The Development Society of Santa Cruz de Tenerife was founded in the year 2000 as an operational instrument of the City Council to channel the management of all those activities aimed at promoting the business and economic boost, contributing to the improvement of employment levels. Since its creation, the Development Society has created and developed different scenarios of management and application of systems to optimize the available resources. Throughout its years of existence, the Development Society of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has been developing a large number of projects and activities co-financed by different local, national and European Institutions.
These projects and activities are related, among others, to business promotion, employment, training, tourism as a promoter of the economy, etc., that is to say, it has carried out actions aimed at promoting economic boost and the efficient use of endogenous resources, thus contributing to the improvement of employment levels. The projects developed are directly related to the corporate purpose of the company, i.e., with “the development of all actions of interest for the economic and social development of the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and especially with actions related to trade, industry, employment, training, creation of companies and services to those already created, and tourism”.
Jairo López is a filmmaker and founding partner of the film production and distribution company Digital 104. He is the executive producer of the feature films La viajante and Las postales de Roberto and numerous short films such as Las otras camas, Veneno or Ridícula.. As a filmmaker, he has directed the feature films Modernos and Jardín barroco and many fiction short films such as Rhythmus, Como siempre or Amanece. He has been president of the Association of Filmmakers of the Canary Islands ‘Microclima’ and is the current manager of the Audiovisual Cluster of the Canary Islands.
David Martínez is considered as one of the architects behind the quality leap in Spanish TV drama production sector. Despite the fact that began his professional career as a lawyer, Martínez has built up in the last 15 years a exceptional curriculum in Spain’s audiovisual sector, serving as director of TV fiction at pubcaster RTVE over the period 2007-09 and then director of fiction at Mediaset España (2009-11). He’s also worked as a producer for Voz Audiovisual and Filmanova, with his most recent position coming as CEO of Spain’s Morena TV. Martínez’s earliest commission at RTVE was “Desaparecida”, he scripted series like “Gran Reserva”, the show-runner’s first hit at his new production house, Bambú Producciones, as well as the multi-prized mini-series “23-F: El día más difícil del Rey,” and mega-hit “Águila Roja.”
Antonio, Saura is the CEO of Latido Films, a leading international sales agency based in Madrid, specialized in Spanish and Latin American films. Latido has collaborated with great filmmakers such as Carlos Saura, Juan José Campanella or Arturo Ripstein, established talents such as Rodrigo Sorogoyen or Javier Fesser, and new talents such as Arantxa Echevarría, Laura Mora, Pepa San Martín and Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia.
Producer and director of film, television and advertising. He is also Director of FICHLA (La Laguna International Historical Film Festival). His third work, “Nasija”, was the most awarded Spanish short film of 2007, with 120 selections at festivals on five continents and with 60 international awards, even being shortlisted for the Oscars that year.
He has been head of production in blockbuster films such as “The best summer of my life”, “Until the wedding do us part” or “Super Agent Makey” and pending releases “Mamá o Papá” and “La piel en llamas”. In 2020 he shot his first feature film, “Solo una vez” (Álamo Producciones Audiovisuales), a drama that unravels the subtlety, sometimes brutality, with which human beings can harm others through small or large acts of violence psychic or physical.
Sydney Borjas has been leading teams and companies for more than 25 years, specializing in the areas of Business Affairs and Legal. Five years ago, he joined Scenic Rights as CEO to reorient the agency’s activity, focusing it on the audiovisual industry and making it the most important company in the Hispanic market in the representation of literary and dramatic works and original projects for audiovisual adaptation.
Tenerife Film Commission is a department created more than 20 years ago by SPET, Turismo de Tenerife, a public company of the Cabildo Insular. Its objective is to promote audiovisual production on the Island, both from foreign and Canary Islands production companies. It serves the cinematographic, television series, animation, documentary and advertising sectors. It offers free advice on tax incentives for the 50-45% of the Canary Islands. It facilitates location tasks and information on filming permits and encourages contact with audiovisual production companies and local production service companies.