Portugal offers everything from beaches, castles, palaces, monuments, impressive old buildings, modern architecture, churches, cathedrals, monasteries, parks, historic villages and walled cities. Portugal’s landscape variety is enormous and includes mountain scenery, forests, gardens, plains, rocky slopes, valleys, caves, rivers, lakes, lagoons, jungles and more.
The long hours of sunshine and clear skies – almost 300 days of sunshine a year and low levels of precipitation, allowing production throughout the year, with great natural light. Average temperature: 16ºC/61°F.
Diversity of sceneries within close range. It is possible to travel across Portugal by car in less than 5 hours, from north to south. There are also 6 international airports (Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Funchal, São Miguel and Lajes), 5 international ports and an accessible rail network.
Portugal has co-production agreements with more than 60 countries around the world, including all countries with Portuguese as the official language, which represent +250 million Portuguese speakers (such as Brazil, Mozambique and Angola). Portugal also has agreements with countries in Latin America.
The Portuguese Film and Audiovisual Institute (ICA) is the national film agency that, through project funding, provides support for the development of the Portuguese film and audiovisual industry.
ICA manages the new film and TV production cash rebate funded by a Fund for Tourism and Cinema, created by Decree-Law No. 45/2018, june 19th (Portuguese version of Decree-Law No. 45/2018), regulated by Ordinance Nr. 490/2018 which offers now one of the most attractive incentive schemes in Europe.
BLF as the team and the experience to help you out in your film, and take care of big and smaller productions, so come and shoot in Portugal with our Big Little Family.