Peru is a destination with countless locations and diverse scenarios where all kinds of stories can be told.
Filming in Peru
Coronavirus Update: International flights to Peru resumed in late October. Foreign travellers are permitted to enter the country without the need to quarantine if a PCR test, taken up to 72 hours beforehand, comes back negative. The sanitary measures in place for the audiovisual and tourism sector have been recognised by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) which guarantee a safe stay for international filmmakers who visit Peru to film.
Peru's mixture of history, nature, culture and adventure make it a destination with countless locations and diverse settings. The ancient civilisations have left remarkable archaeological heritage across Peru and the country is a melting pot of races, cultures and traditions with vibrant colours and rich folklore.
Filming infrastructure is not yet that comprehensive and is still mainly focused on servicing TV commercials and a few feature films a year. There is however, a good bilingual crew base and local talent for any drama reconstructions and audiovisual production equipment available.
There is a vast range of untapped locations including tropical jungle, deserts and beaches, snow-capped mountains that rise over 6000 metres and some of the deepest canyons on the planter as well as countless rivers and lakes. In addition, the country has desert and jungles and a good mix of traditional and modern architectural styles. A desert coastal strip of over 3,000 kilometres runs the length of the country from north to south along the Pacific Ocean. In addition the variety of climates in Peru create a surprising mosaic of contrasting landscapes.
The Minority Co-production incentive from the Ministry of Culture allows Peruvian companies that participate as a minority partner in an Iberoamerican film project, up to PEN 300,000 in fiction projects and PEN 165,000 in documentary projects.
The southern coast of Peru is one of the driest regions in the world and sunshine and warm temperatures prevail throughout the year.
The central and northern coasts have more distinct seasons and summer runs from December to March. The central coast is hot with clear skies, while on the northern coast summer is humid and occasionally experiences tropical rains.
The seasons in the highlands and rainforest are separated into wet, from November to April, and dry, from May to October. In the highlands the wet season brings heavy but infrequent rains and slightly milder temperatures, while the dry season consists of dry clear days and cooler temperatures at night.