Cape Town’s breathtaking locations will again get the spotlight in a new consolidated Film Cape Town Image Library.
Featuring over 1 300 images and videos of locations across the city, the image library is designed to showcase the Mother City’s amazing locations, film studios, infrastructure and diverse architecture.
It has been established to assist location scouts, location managers and international producers to identify potential locations in pre-production.
Independent and emerging filmmakers can mine footage when they need it for establishing shots of Cape Town in their projects.
Images can also be used to promote the city as a competitive international film destination.
‘The launch of the Film Cape Town Image Library is just one of the first steps as part of the City’s long-term strategy assisting this billion-rand industry as it works to recover after a challenging 15 months,’ said the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security Alderman JP Smith.
“The upcoming peak season for film is just around the corner this summer and as the City, along with Film Cape Town, we are working on promoting the local film industry.”
Filmmakers will be able to download the images and footage after registration on the image library portal.
The image library is just one of the initiatives Film Cape Town and the City of Cape Town are working on to support the local film industry.
The City’s new Film Strategy, approved by council last year, paves the way for the for the reduction of the film tariffs
In recent years, the City has frozen tariffs to assist the industry in reducing costs.
In addition, the municipality has also frozen all location fees for filming on City property and it is no longer charging production companies fees to set up base and holding areas.
With the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic still being felt across many sectors, the financial relief incentives will be critical in ensuring the industry can keep the cost of filming low as it recovers from the crisis.