Belgium is a small, charming European country that has been a final destination for many blockbuster productions for so long. With the balance of traditional and modern cities that would suit any type of film production. Also, the grand Medieval architecture that is very famous in Belgium has been used in many historical or gothic fantasy movies. Like many European countries, Belgium is a film-friendly country, so the permitting process is very straightforward, and usually takes 5 days to 1 week for our team to get you and your production set for the production phase.
Belgium could be the perfect country for your next film production, no matter the genre. Belgium can offer you a wide range of production houses, and they’re all experienced in working in international productions, as many blockbuster productions have chosen to bring their production to Belgium. Mbrella Films can also provide you with producers who have in-depth knowledge of film production with over 10 years of experience to take care of your film production from beginning to end. Continue reading to check out the best locations in Belgium for your film production.
Filming Locations in Belgium
Belgium is famous for the grand Medieval architecture that many gothic fantasy films have used in the past. However, out of the urban area of the capital city, Belgium is also filled with endless beauty and many landscapes you may be looking for in your next film production. On top of all that, all locations are easily accessible.
Brussel has been a great destination for many blockbuster movies of its unique environment which is great potential for all sorts of productions. “Blue is the Warmest Color” an acclaimed queer movie was mostly filmed in Brussels, including the scene of the Brussels Pride Parade that was filmed live here in 2012.
Antwerp is the largest city in Belgium and contains several sceneries that could be enough for your feature film production. From the Torenhof Castle which was once used as the main location in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” a gothic fantasy movie by Tim Buton to a more suburban area that was used as a set for “Sound of Metal.”
Bruges is located in the northwest part of Belgium, the city has a rare image that is hard to find in other countries. One of the most famous Belgian films “In Bruges” a crime comedy movie by Martin McDonagh used this particular city as the background of the film.
For anyone who wanted to capture a suburban look, a cottage, or house in the juggle. Wallonia would be a great place to check out. It’s home to a cool indie film “Mandy” starring Nicolas Cage that was mostly filmed in the Wallonia Forest. However, “Gemini Man” an action thriller starring Will Smith was filmed using the central city and main train station of this region.
Namur seems to be a small city to shoot but believe it or not, this city is where the Miranda Castle lies. Miranda Castle is a gothic-looking castle that was used in the “Hannibal” series and the location gets a perfect spooky vibe out of the show. Any type of commercial or film production would perfectly match this city.
Film Equipment and Crew in Belgium
This film-friendly country is the home to many movies by big-named directors. All standardized and specialized gears, grips, and other equipment are available locally. Whether your production is a small or big-budget film, Mbrella Films can cover you. Also, diverse and English-speaking producers whom have worked in many productions over many years, have experience in working with local crews and will help bring out the best of your film production in Belgium.
Budget for production in Belgium
Wherever or whenever you film, budgeting is still the number one key factor that matters in most film productions. Our producers will break down every detail of the line budget and make sure you know where your money is going in every process of production. Feel free to contact us via the form below, if you are interested to bring your production to Belgium. Our team at Mbrella Films is ready to take care of your production from pre to post.