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Forums Filming in South America – best countries logistically?

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    I wondered if anyone had any recommendations for countries that are easier to film in? I’ve looked into Brazil and there are a lot of high costs involved with hiring production service companies to facilitate visas/permits etc, and also customs brokers required for brining in equipment. Does anyone have any recommendations for countries that perhaps don’t require filming visas/permits/customs brokers, or are much lower cost?

    Many thanks.


    Pancho Casagrande

    Hello Marie.
    I work in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.
    I know the work in Brazil as well.

    Contact me by mail.

    I can give you real information from these countries

    kind regards

    Location Manager / Fixer
    SKYPE. panchocasagrande


    By all means URUGUAY

    The most Cost effective en easy to shoot in South America.

    Please check some of the locations which can be found down here.

    Or directly contact us and we will be more than happy to help you


    Hi Marie, we are a production service Company from Spain, I Know you are asking about South america but may be you can consider Spain as a Good Option. Now we are really competitive even cheaper than some Countries in southamerica.

    If you want further infotmation don´t hesitate to contact me.


    Pablo Herraiz

    Garlic Production Services

    Cona Casares

    Hi Marie

    Our company, Mondocine, is based in Argentina since 2004 and we offer productions services in Argentina and Uruguay and worked for several companies in the US and Europe in the past.
    Feel free to contact me for any quire.

    Best Regards,

    Cona Casares
    Mondo Executive Producer
    Skype: mondocona

    Hello Marie, we have a production company located in Spain with offices in Argentina and Uruguay…… If you are interested in a professional crew the cost is similar in all countries….. Right now in Spain we can offer good budgets because we have all production equipment. Please, check out our site and email me at

    Kindly Regards,



    Hello Marie

    Peru offers good rates as well as interesting locations. Regarding visas, you can enter as a tourist and shoot here. Regarding equipment it depends on the size of the production, if you’re bringing equipment as excess baggage a simple journalist visa is sufficient and it has no cost. If you’re shipping cargo then as any other country in South America you will need a customs broker.

    Let me know what kind of locations you’re looking for and I can send you some samples. You can also download our locations book:

    There is also some information about climate and available equipment. Feel free to contact us with any question you may have.

    Bruno Canale
    APU Productions

    Hello Dear Marie …
    We are offering to you our service in india. We are dedicating our work to the world of international film-making. If you are Film maker or part of entertainment indurstry and you need exotic, exciting location with more than, 10000’ year of civilization, India is your number one destination. MindFilms International established in 2001 located in Mumbai and Delhi, One of the India’s leading Service Company in feature films, commercial and documentary production offering a complete line of service to the local and international entertainment industry
    Company has a highly flexible approach to production demand, combining hard work and adaptability, a wide range of location in all over India and all over world, coupled with strict budget controls.
    Our credo is to craft outstanding films with great production values.
    please feel free to contact us any time 24/7

    Best Regards
    dharmendra singh
    +91 9833084766
    Skype :- dharmendra1232
    mail me –

    Hola Marie

    Bolivia (ubicado en el Corazón de Sudamérica) te ofrece muy buenas tarifas, así como lugares de muy alto interés. En cuanto a los visados, puedes entrar como turista y filmar acá. En cuanto a equipos no hay tanto problemas y si tienes que traer muchos equipos es fácil meterlos ya que puedes entrar como turista, periodista o documentalista y ya y luego se solicita un permiso de filmación al CONACINE. O caso contrario se realiza la importación mediante un agente de aduana y los costos no son muy elevados.

    Dime que lugares estas buscando o cuales son las características o condiciones y lo vemos.

    Bueno cualquier consulta o duda que tengas y yo te pueda ayudar estoy a la orden

    Reyner Leandro Rocha Aponte
    Movil: 591-3-71051707
    Of: 591-3-3218272
    Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Bolivia

    Meeta Jhunjhunwala

    Why Film in The Dominican Republic?
    25% Incentive
    16% Tax Exemption
    100% Government support
    1 Stop Permit
    Experience Crew
    Safe Country
    Cheap, Cheap, Cheap
    I will handle your project from custom brokerage, to selling the incentive credit.

    Hi Marie, as you may imagine from all the responses Uruguay is an excellent option, by far the best cost-effective choice. We receive all kind of international projects all year around.
    Let me know what are you exactly looking for and what kind of project would it be due to help you with answers.
    I am an independent producer and can find the best solution within Uruguay.
    I’ll be waiting to receive your feedback.
    Best wishes from Montevideo,
    Daniel Alvarez

    Hi Marie,

    If traveling allowed you to venture in to Asia then SRI LANKA would be ideal.

    Best Regards,

    Priyanga T. Kumarasiri,
    Crew For Shoots,
    Sri Lanka.

    Mobile: +94 777 891 711
    Office: +94 114 574 707
    Skype: priyanga.cfs

    Meeta Jhunjhunwala

    Why Film in The Dominican Republic?
    25% Incentive
    16% Tax Exemption
    100% Government support
    1 Stop Permit
    Experience Crew
    Safe Country
    Cheap, Cheap, Cheap
    I will handle your project from custom brokerage, to selling the incentive credit.

    We make it happen simple and easy


    Dear Marie,
    I know you asked for a South American country but if you’re still on the lookout, it doesn’t get any better than Mexico. Our country has been hosting international productions (small, big and huge) since the beginning of the film industry. We are home to one of the best crews in the world, people who have trained with the best filmmakers (Houston, Peckinpah, Cameron, Spielberg, Stone, etc); we are famous for our variety on locations (we are the 4th biodiversity in the world); we have film studios, independent sound stages, film labs, film stock and the latest in equipment. We are a one-stop shop. Plus, we offer fiscal and financial incentives that could give a production up to 17.5% in cash rebates.
    I suggest you check our website for more information
    We have a version in English and photo albums of locations in Flickr, as well as presence in Facebook and Twitter.
    For further details, do no hesitate to contact us at


    Carla Raygoza
    Mexican Film Commission

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