Croatia has long been a popular destination for travelling productions looking to film beautiful Mediterranean locations such as picturesque coastal towns, white sand beaches with azure seas, and rugged mountain roads.
No work permit required. Although Croatia is not a Schengen Area country, visiting crews travelling on western passports can enter Croatia visa-free for stays of up to 90 days.
Cast, Crew & Equipment
Croatia has a limited pool of local directors, directors of photography and stills photographers. There is a good depth of local crews with plenty of experience servicing productions from all over the world. Key crew speaks fluent English. Crews are non-union and flexible with day rates and hours worked. Croatia’s close proximity to other major European production centres allows easy access to those pools of specialist crews should you ever need to look further. Talent is non-union and buyouts are negotiable. Croatia offers mostly Croatian talent looks but its close proximity to other major European production centres allows you to access those pools of talent should you ever need to look further. All the standard camera, grip and lighting equipment is available locally in Croatia and anything additional can be easily brought in from nearby European production centres such as technocrane from Prague and Wescam from London. For productions looking to bring in film equipment Croatia is an ATA carnet country.