“In the modern world, film tourism is becoming one of the freshest and most interesting areas in the travel industry”, said Uzbek envoy in Germany Nabijon Kasimov who visited the national pavilion of Uzbekistan at EFM on day 5. “It is also an important driver for the development of new products, from film museums to scouting tours to filming locations to the presentation of landmarks in the country”, he noted.
Ambassador Kasimov showed his commitment to support Uzbekistan National Film Commission’s efforts in bringing film projects to Uzbekistan, as it exactly aligns with what the new government is assigning to Uzbek diplomats — attracting foreign direct investments. Berlin-based Uzbek embassy will be assisting in targeted cooperation with every film production company in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
National pavilion of Uzbekistan also hosted a meeting with the representatives of KFTW UK, a prestigious publication with an English-language online platform covering the entire world of the film industry. Uzbekistan National Film Commission will be collaborating with KFTW on getting featured the potential of Uzbekistan as a destination for filming.
George Kalomenopoulos, a Greek producer was interested in the locations of Uzbekistan for a major documentary about the Silk Road.