The Balkan nation of Serbia is known for its unique and diverse locations that have been used to double for other places. Agricultural film locations include fields of maize, wheat, raspberries, plums, apples, and sunflowers. Industrial locations include factories for automobiles, machinery, and chemicals. Serbia has Europe’s largest deposits of lithium.
Serbia is not a Schengen Area member country. Crews travelling on western passports can enter Serbia visa-free for stays of up to 90 days. Work permits are not required to film in Serbia.
Cast, Crew & Equipment
Serbia has a good pool of local directors, directors of photography and stills photographers. Local crews are hard working, speak English and have extensive experience in servicing international productions. Crews are non-union and day rates are among the most competitive in Eastern Europe. Serbia’s close proximity to major European production centres allows easy access to those crews should you ever need to look further. Talent is non-union and buyouts are negotiable. Serbia offers mainly Serbian looking talent with minorities from the former Yugoslavia also available. Its close proximity to other major European production centres allows easy access those pools of talent should you ever need to look further. All the camera, grip and lighting standard equipment is available locally in Serbia. Additional and specialised gear can be easily brought in from nearby European production centres. For productions looking to bring in film equipment Serbia is an ATA carnet country.