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Luxembourg

Luxembourg Film & Photography Production Services & Camera Crews

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Luxembourg? Contact us for trusted fixers, producers, directors, DoPs, videographers, photographers, and full shooting crews tailored for the specific needs of your project.

Filming in Luxembourg

For an introduction to shooting in Luxembourg see below notes on film locations, permits, when to shoot, unique local stories, costs, tax incentives, crews, talent, equipment, communications, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits for filming, transport, film-friendly accommodation, and safety advice.

Luxembourg Film Locations

Luxembourg is a small, landlocked country located in western Europe between the nations of Belgium, France, and Germany. All locations in Luxembourg can be reached within a 1 hour drive of each other. Luxembourg is known for its lush valleys, wooded hills, vineyards, breweries, farmhouses, castles, and riverside hamlets.

Luxembourg has hosted a variety of films including The Merchant of Venice, Flawless and JCVD.

Luxembourg City is the capital. It’s known for its Old Quarter, Grand Ducal Palace, Place Guillaume, Notre Dame Cathedral, Adolphe Bridge, National Museum of History and Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Philharmonic of Luxembourg. Casemates du Bock is a vast complex of underground tunnels & galleries.

Larochette is a pretty market town which sits in a craggy valley that is encircled by picturesque woodlands.

Echternach has a beautiful town square and Benedictine abbey.

Vianden is a riverside town known for Vianden Castle.

Other castles of note in Luxembourg include Bourscheid Castle, Beaufort Castle, and Walferdange Castle.

The Ardennes region known for its wooded hills and lush valleys crosses into Luxembourg. Upper Sûre National Park is located in this area.

Luxembourg Film Location Permits

Luxembourg can be quite a bureaucratic place to shoot so allow plenty of lead time for permitting. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Luxembourg has warm weather from May to September and occasional snow during the winter months. The northern Ardennes region tends to be wetter and colder than the south. For monthly weather statistics please see here

Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in Luxembourg.

Unique Local Stories

Brands are looking for local stories that match their brand narrative. Our local teams are a great lead for sourcing those unique stories and characters.

If you are looking for stories for your next shoot, send us your brief and we will pitch you ideas.

If you have a unique story you would like to pitch to a brand anywhere in the world, pitch us your idea. We have well-established processes to ensure that your ideas are properly seen and protected.

Costs & Tax Incentives

Costs. Luxembourg trades in the Euro. It is a relatively expensive place to shoot. Our Luxembourg fixer / service producer will negotiate local deals and provide the appropriate level of production support to match every budget. See here for the current VAT rate.

Tax Incentives. The Audiovisual Investment Certificate Program provides assistance to offset a proportion of Luxembourg production costs. The National Audiovisual Production Support provides discretionary loans. See here for more information.

Film Crew & Talent

Crews. Luxembourg has a small but good pool of local directors, directors of photography and stills photographers. Crews are non-union. Luxembourg has a small but good pool of internationally experienced English speaking crew. Luxembourg’s close proximity to major European production centres allows easy access to those pools of creative talent should you ever need to look further.

Contact us if you are looking for a director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew for your shoot in Luxembourg.

Talent is non-union and buyouts are negotiable. Luxembourg has a very small population. A large percentage of the population are foreign nationals.

Luxembourg Film Equipment

Equipment. Standard camera, grip and lighting equipment available locally. For productions looking to bring in film equipment Luxembourg is an EU country.

Communications. Communication is key. Our agility and global experience allows us to customise the right communications systems for every shoot.

Web posted casting, scouting, and videoconferencing.

For clients that are unable to attend set we offer a virtual video village solution. This dedicated and secure high-resolution video streaming platform allows clients from one or multiple timezones to view setups without compromise and to participate in real-time with the team on set. Separate systems can be set up for the discrete conversations that are required to make a job run right. Working remotely with our local teams reduces your content production costs, turnaround times, carbon footprint, and risks associated with unpredictable global events.

Art Department, Studios, Backlots, & Post Production

Art department and set construction. Art department standard is high. Set construction is very expensive.

Studios and backlots. Filmland Studio and Studio Luxembourg are a couple of options.

Post Production. Luxembourg has several good facilities.

Visas & Work Permits

Luxembourg is a Schengen Area member state. In fact, the Schengen Agreement has it’s name as it was signed in the Luxembourg village of Schengen. Visiting US film crews can enter and film visa-free for a period of up to 90 days. Contact your local Luxembourg embassy or representative for more information.

Transport & Accommodation

Transportation Infrastructure. Luxembourg has an extensive road network. It is a small country that can be crossed by road within an hour. Several international airlines service flights to Luxembourg.

Accommodation. Recommended film friendly hotels in Luxembourg City include:

Sofitel Lux Le Grand Ducal
Hotel Le Royal
Albert Premier
Melia

Please contact us for corporate rates.

For longer stays we can also organize serviced apartments.

Final Notes

Safety. Luxembourg is a very safe place for foreign productions to visit. See here for up to date travel advice.

Down Time.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Luxembourg, please see below:

Hire Luxembourg Production Support & Shooting Crew

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer for your shoot in Luxembourg, please contact us.

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Luxembourg, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.

We are able to provide you with answers, references and bids quickly.