Platige Image opens Canary Islands studio
May 14, 2024

Platige Image opens Canary Islands studio

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is now home to the newest Platige Image office, joining over a dozen companies that have already opened branches there, taking advantage of the local film production incentive and support framework. Systems like these are crucial in attracting international VFX vendors and productions. 
The team at the newly established office will be tasked with acquiring film and TV series projects, with a heavy emphasis on VFX production. Platige Image is internationally renowned for its experience in the area, delivering visual effects work on popular titles such as The Witcher, Shadow and Bone, and Obliterated for Netflix. 

The Canary Islands are now offering rebates and tax credits (up to 50%) to businesses and individuals investing in the local film industry, with the effort designed to attract filmmakers from all over the globe. "Given the financial incentives  and the sheer number of attractive locations available, the Islands are well on their way to becoming one of Europe's prime spots for film production," says Karol Żbikowski, the CEO of Platige Image. 

Working together with over 300 specialists from all corners of the globe, including supervising producers, animators, and award-winning directors and art directors, the studio delivers comprehensive production services for film projects around the world. By opening the new branch, the studio is looking to boost its VFX and CGI portfolio, ensuring continued growth and new work on global productions while leveraging the financial incentives offered by the Islands. 

"We've been a part of the film industry for years. And we've been thinking of such a move for quite some time now," says Jarosław Sawko, co-founder and executive producer at Platige Image, adding, "I believe that the right moment has finally come." 

For the past twenty-five years, Platige Image has been a leader among Polish production and postproduction studios. Specializing in computer graphics, 3D animation, and VFX work for film, entertainment, and advertising. Its work has brought it a number of prizes and honors, including a BAFTA Award, a European Film Award, a Goya Award, and a SIGGRAPH Award, alongside nominations for Academy Awards, the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. 

In February of 2022, the Platige Image Group established a subsidiary in the U.S. Headed by Aurélien Simon, the branch has been tasked with acquiring and producing projects in the advertising market. Implementing its growth strategy, in May 2023, Platige opened the biggest motion capture studio in its part of Europe. Epic Games, meanwhile, named the studio an Unreal Engine Service Partner. 

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