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Forums Pre-Production Forum Filming in Russia

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  • Josclynne Kua

    Hi there,
    I need some advice about filming in Russia. Will a general filming permit be adequate to cover Russia or would I still be required to apply for specific permits when I visit different cities/landmarks?

    Thank you,


    Eugene Zykov

    Dear Josclynne,

    Logically filming permits in Russia are the same as in any other country: you may shoot your production with special permits at restricted areas (border territories, military or some special landmark locations, such as The Red Square or Kremlin in Moscow etc.).

    However, Russia is quite a film-friendly country and you may have absolutely no problem with easy permits or free-of-charge chance to launch productions if:
    – you have a professional & responsible fixer
    – you provide him with a clear brief & well-organized production schedule
    – you trust him & follow his instructions AND
    ideally spend some time discussing your shoot
    with him well ahead.

    The rest is his/her job.

    You may also share with me some of your ideas
    before your preliminary research to feel quite confident: I provide you with cost-effective and creative options based on my company’s long and successful experience both in Russia and in the ex-USSR or Western Europe.

    I look forward to hearing from you,

    Best regards,

    Eugene Zykov
    Founder, Owner, Producer
    Russian Film Commission — Film-Media
    Тel (Landline): +7 495 686 18 88
    Мob: +7 905 545 34 14 (also via Facetime/Viber/WhatsUpp/i-Messenger)
    Skype: ezykov

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