Austria is best known for its beautiful Alpine mountain locations, many of which are easily accessible by road. Austria is divided into nine states including Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Styria, Tyrol, Carinthia, Salzburg, Vorarlberg, and Burgenland. Film locations in Austria can be divided into the three main production centres you’re most likely to base your crew – Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck.
Austria is a member of the Schengen Area. US passport holders can enter Austria visa-free for stays of up to 90 days.
Cast, Crew & Equipment
Austria has a good pool of local directors, directors of photography and stills photographers. Its close proximity to other major European production centres allows easy access to those pools of creative talent should you ever need to look further. Austrian crews are of a high international standard. They work in small, efficient teams. Crews are in unions however there is enough flexibility to package deals. Talent. Is non-union and buyouts are negotiable. Most talent in Austria is Caucasian with some Turkish and Balkan looks also available. All other talent is best cast abroad. Austria’s close proximity to major European production centres allows easy access to those pools of talent should you ever need to look further. Equipment. Austria has a good selection of camera, grip and lighting equipment houses including Arri Rentals Vienna. For productions looking to bring in film equipment Austria is an ATA carnet country.