Filming in Filming on location in Mongolia
Mongolia lies in eastern and central Asia, with Russia to the north and China to the south. The country is popular for documentary filmmaking and news programming.
Frequent visitors include major international networks like the BBC, Reuters, Bloomberg and National Geographic. The ramifications of Mongolia’s mining industry and the country’s transition from socialism to capitalism are major current affairs draws for news agencies. Television programmes looking at the nomadic culture of the country’s reindeer people and Kazakh eagle hunters are popular documentary subjects.
The main international access point to Mongolia is Chingis Khaan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar in the north. Domestic flights are available to some of the outer provinces, but vans and SUVs are the most common mode of transport outside the capital.
Mongolia’s filmmaking infrastructure is still in its infancy and crews usually import their own equipment, but some of the basics – like lights, tripods, generators and microphones – can be hired locally in Ulaanbaatar.