Slovakia is best known for its castles, fortress ruins, snowy mountains, and pinewood forests. The country has been a good host for many blockbuster-tier film productions for a long time. Even the epic sci-fi “Dune” by Denis Villeneuve and one film from the wizarding world “Fantastic Beast: The Secret of Dumbledore” were both shot in Slovakia. As their names come up as the movies that were filmed in Slovakia, you can see how diverse the scenery of the country is. Whether you bring any type of film production with you, Slovakia can cover it all. Mbrella Film can help your production get through any process for film production easier, even the permitting process. Our experienced team can get everything that needs to be done in 5-7 working days and your film production will be ready to shoot!
Mbrella Films can also help you with diverse producers who have worked endlessly in film production for over 10 years and have been experienced in working with foreign and local crew members. Feel free to contact us any time via the form below or continue reading to find out about unique locations, equipment, crew, and budget for filming in Slovakia.
Filming Locations in Slovakia
The vast size of the landscapes of Slovakia continues to draw the attention of producers and directors to bring their film production here. The country is a landlocked country, most of the area is filled with mountains, lakes, and ruined castles which are the famous landscapes of Slovakia. However, the cities of Slovakia also have a beauty of themselves too.
The cityscape of Bratislava is characterized by medieval towers, grandiose 20th-century buildings, old towns, and many ruined castles around the border of the city. It’s located on the borders of Austria and Hungary, making it the only national capital that borders between two countries. “Red Sparrow”, “Behind the Enemy Lines”, and “The Peacemaker” were shot here in Bratislava.
Orava Castle is a castle situated on a high rock above the Orava river in the village of Oravský Podzámok. It is one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia. The castle was built in the Kingdom of Hungary in the thirteenth century. Many scenes of “Nosferatu” were filmed here, the castle representing Count Orlok’s Transylvanian castle.
Trnava is a city in the west of Slovakia. It’s located south of the slopes of the Small Carpathian Mountains. Trnava is filled by many churches, as the seat of the Slovak archbishopric is located here, it is called the “Rome of Slovakia”. Any type of film production would look great filming in Trnava.
The High Tatras or the High Tatra Mountains are a mountain range along the border of northern Slovakia and southern Poland. They are a range of the Tatra Mountains chain. Most of the range, and all the highest peaks, are in Slovakia. A Netflix film “A Boy Called Christmas” was shot in the High Tatras.
Štrbské pleso is a scenic mountain lake of glacial origin and a top tourist destination in the High Tatras, Slovakia. It is the second-largest glacial lake on the Slovak side of the High Tatras. However, judging from the view it’s second to none, especially in winter when water becomes frozen. This location would be great for any type of film production in any season.
Film Equipment and Crew in Slovakia
Slovakia is a small landlocked country in Europe, but full of an excellent selection of crew and equipment. The crew is multilingual and has sustained experience in the film production industry, on top of that they’re available locally. All standard equipment like cameras, gear, grip, and lighting are also available locally as well. Mbrella Films can help you with English-speaking producers who have over 10 years of experience in film production that will walk you through every step of the production process in Slovakia.
Budget for production in Slovakia
Our producers will take care of your production and ensure you are given a detailed breakdown of the line budget, so you’ll know where your money is going at every step of the production process. If you’re interested in bringing your next film production to Slovakia, feel free to contact us via the form below.