Shooting Locales in India – Assam

admin   July 29, 2019

One of India’s last great natural and anthropological sanctuaries which very few filmmakers have explored, Assam is home to hills, crisscrossed by major rivers such as the mighty Brahmaputra, Barak and their tributaries, roaring waterfalls, thick and dark forests, heavy rains during monsoon, innumerable varieties of flora and fauna, mysterious clouds, melodious folk music, thrilling dances and festivals, variety of many delicious dishes, hand looms and handicrafts. The land of blue hills and red rivers, Assam is the gateway to the north-eastern states and has been aptly described as the Sentinel of Northeast India

Incentives Offered by Assam

  • Cash grant amounting to 25% of the Qualified Production Expenditure (QPE) or Rs.1 crore, whichever is less. Number of films to be covered depends on budgetary provision for the year.
  • Additional grant of 10% on QPE, if the film’s storyline is on Assam’s culture/tourism/heritage.
  • Additional grant of 10% for shooting more than 50% of the entire shooting in Assam.
  • The producers who have produced minimum 10 films in Hindi/English/Foreign language are provided free accommodation and transport for their important cast during the period of stay for shooting of films in Assam.
  • Financial assistance of minimum 30% for production of Assamese and local language films as per film grades (Category A films – INR 40 Lakh and Category B films – INR 30 Lakh).
  • Financial support to produce films on a public private partnership mode where the Assam State Film Finance and Development Corporation Ltd. (ASFFDC) would invest 60% and a private producer would invest 40%.

Initiatives taken

  • Film production falls under new tourism policy effective from January 2018 and valid for five years.
  • A single window clearance system to film makers, serial producers, documentary makers, etc.
  • A special incentive package in the form of logistic support within Assam has been provided to the film producers to kick start their arrivals.
  • Assam Tourism organizes regional, national and international film festivals like Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival, CineASA Guwahati International Film Festival, Assam State Film Awards and Prag Cine Awards – North East in suitable tourist destinations to promote film tourism, with the assistance of cultural affairs department.

Shooting Locales

Guwahati

Kaziranga National Park

Manas National Park

Kamakhya Temple

Majuli Island

Hoollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

Kakochang Waterfalls

Tocklai Tea Research Centre

Nameri National Park

Padam Pukhuri

Haflong Lake

Haflong Hill

Panimoor Falls

For More Information Contact
Manash Thakur, Tourist information Officer, Assam Tourism Development Corporation ltd.
Tel: 9854092192
Email: atdcltd1@gmail.com
State Website: https://assam.gov.in/


Shooting Locales in India – Arunachal Pradesh

admin   July 29, 2019

Tucked away in the north-eastern corner of India, Arunachal Pradesh has everything to offer a film crew. Adorned with unspoilt landscape, this northeast state of India is a place that every film maker would love to explore. A treasure trove of culture, rich history and warm people, Arunachal is a land that one cannot afford to miss. Beautiful landscapes and scenery, roaring and turbulent streams emerging from majestic snow-capped mountains, lush green forests, colourful tribes and hospitable people would make any filmmaker opt to shoot in the state

Incentives Offered by Arunachal Pradesh

  • Nominal shooting fees of Rs. 500 per film for feature film.
  • The government is also giving subsidies of Rs. 5 lakhs each for the development of homestays.

Initiatives taken

  • State offers single window clearance for film shooting in the state.
  • The Director, Information & Public Relations, Arunachal Pradesh is the competent authority to issue permission for shooting of films and TV serial in the state.
  • For shooting in Arunachal Pradesh, crew members require additional inner line pass for shooting in the state.
  • The government is also working to train, educate and raise awareness among all the stakeholders.

Film events and festivals organized by the state government include Arunachal Pradesh International Short Film Festival and Arunachal Pradesh International Ziro Music Festival.

Shooting Locales

Tawang

Bomdila

Roing

Ziro

Pasighat

Along

For More Information Contact
Takom Kena, Tourist Information Officer(HQ), Government of Arunachal Pradesh
Tel: +91 9862942488
Email: takomkena@rediffmail.com
State Website: http://www.arunachalpradesh.gov.in/


Shooting Locales in India -Andhra Pradesh

admin   July 29, 2019

From sun-kissed beaches of Visakhapatnam to the temples of Vijayawada, the Indian Grand Canyon at Gandikota and the Araku Valley, where the clouds say hello to the hills, Andhra is a filmmaker’s dream come true. The state boasts of a naturally, ecologically, culturally and religiously rich and diverse variety of destinations that are treasures of visual treat

Incentives Offered by Andhra Pradesh

  • The Andhra Pradesh State Film Television and Theatre Development Corporation, which issues shooting permission, levies no charges on children film makers, who can shoot free of cost at public places.
  • ST of state government for low-budget (under Rs. 4 crore budgeted movies) Telugu films will be waived if the movie is shot in Andhra Pradesh and also charge for locations will not be levied.
  • Best 15 movies given Rs 10 lakhs each of subsidy.
  • Reimbursement of INR 500,000, lease rentals, power subsidies, etc., to makers of animation films.
  • Reimbursement of production cost of an animation film or gaming product, (based on set guidelines/stipulations) up to a maximum of INR5 lakhs per film.

Initiatives taken

  • Single window clearance for film makers.
  • Animation, Media and Entertainment Policy (Policy) (2014–19).
  • Proposal to allot land for entrepreneurs for setting up of studios, film city, infrastructural units.
  • Allotment of more than 300 acres of land in Vizag near Ramanaidu Studio to build film studios.
  • Andhra Pradesh Animation and Gaming City to be set up initially in Hyderabad in an appropriate extent of land by government through AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC).
  • Nandi Award Festival to encourage growth of film, television and theatre arts.
  • The state government also gives awards like NTR National Film Awards, B.N. Reddy National Film Awards, Nagireddy-Chakrapani National Film Award and Raghupathi Venkaiah State Film Award.

Shooting Locales

Hyderabad

Vishakhapatnam

Tirupati

Vijayawada

Nellore

Chittoor

Kurnool, among many others

For More Information Contact
A Rajyalaxmi, Manager PR,
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority
Tel: 9121144095
Email: managerpr-tourism@ap.gov.in
State Website: https://www.ap.gov.in/Prominent shoots


Shooting Locales in India -Andaman and Nicobar Islands

admin   July 29, 2019

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal are a rare gift of nature. The group of islands/islets spread over an area of 8,249 sq kms with tropical rainforest and beautiful unexplored beaches graded excellent by many film makers. Besides creeks, rich flora and fauna, marine life and under water corals are the dream destinations of tourists. The unique picturesque beauty of these islands has not only attracted tourists from all over the world but has made the islands one of the best tourist locales for shooting films

These islands have created curiosity among the national as well as international film makers and they want to shoot films in these islands covering various places of tourist interest located in and around Port Blair and outside the Port Blair area. There is a long felt need to have consolidated guidelines/instructions issued by various departments and a single window permission system of granting permission to film makers to promote the Ease of Doing Business for the film industry. In the proposed guidelines the procedure for granting permission for shooting of films has been simplified and a single window system has been proposed to be established by following existing guidelines/instructions issued by different departments of the Andaman & Nicobar Administration and ministries.

Initiatives taken by Andaman & Nicobar Islands

  • Directorate of Information, Publicity & Tourism (DoIPT) has issued guidelines to encourage film makers to shoot their movies in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • The guidelines also provide an outline to enhance the infrastructure required for promotion of film shooting and improve availability of skilled manpower required for facilitation of film shooting in the Islands by training local artist and creating infrastructures required for the purpose.
  • The Island have single window clearance system for all the film shooting permissions in the region.
  • DoIPT, Andaman & Nicobar Islands is the nodal department for granting permission for shooting of film on these islands. • DoIPT has also developed a fully integrated online application system to facilitate film shooting.
  • Organisation of film events and festivals like the European Union Film Festival, Indian Panorama Film Festival and Monsoon Festival.

Shooting Locales

Cellular Jail National Memorial

Radhanagar Beach

Havelock Island

Mount Harriet And Madhuban

Museum Circuit

Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex

North Bay Beach

Seafood

Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Diglipur

Chidiya Tapu

Ross Island

Neil Island

Baratang Island

Elephant Beach

For More Information Contact
Directorate of Information and publicity Andaman and Nicobar Administration
Tel: 03192 232 694
Email: thedirectortourism@gmail.com
State Website: http://andssw1.and.nic.in


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Ease of Filming in India

admin   July 26, 2019

Since its inception in November 2015, the Film Facilitation Office, set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, under the operational aegis of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC),has been working towards promoting and facilitating film shootings by foreign filmmakers in India, with its services now extended to Indian fil mmakers as well.

FFO acts as a facilitation point for filmmakers in assisting them to get requisite permissions while disseminating information on shooting locations as well as the talent, resources and facilities available for production and post production.

It proactively works closely with various Central and State Government Agencies to create a film friendly environment in India. FFO accepts application for shooting of feature films, reality TV shows and commercial television series in India.

The web portal www.ffo.gov.in, not only enables online submission of applications for international filmmakers, but also enlists India’s co-production treaties and guidelines of key Central government Ministries/departments, leading to greater ease of navigation, and thereby easing filming in the country.

The web portal has information regarding the Nodal officers of all Indian States and Union Territories, along with their filming policies and guidelines.FFO disseminates a comprehensive list of incentives currently available for filmmakers from across various States.

The FFO, which became operational in 2016, has since assisted some 86 productions, including international films partially shot in India, including Iqbal and the Indian Jewel, Hotel Mumbai, and The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.

In recent times, FFO has received applications from the UK, France, Bangladesh, USA, Argentina, Italy, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Canada, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Denmark, Spain, Germany Australia, Iran, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Japan and Indonesia.

To further help international producers cut through the labyrinthine permissions process required to shoot in India, the website will act as a single point for all filming related information in the country.

www.ffo.gov.in

All under one roof

The new website (www.ffo.gov.in) is comprehensive, with directions for applying to film in India, a list of locations, filming hubs, trade associations and state incentives. Once a filmmaker applies, there is an automatic transmission of information to all the nodal agencies.

The FFO is currently in the process of integrating the website with Indian States and Union Territories, which will come as a relief to any international producer considering shooting in multiple States, and to Indian producers shooting in States other than their own.

FFO has been proactively creating an enabling ecosystem for filming in India

  1. Appointment of Nodal officers in States/UTs and various Central Government departments/Ministries

The FFO has been creating an ecosystem of Nodal Officers across various State Governments and within key stakeholder Central Government Ministries/ Departments such as:

• Airports Authority of India (AAI)

• Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI)

• Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

• Border Security Force (BSF)

• Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)

• Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

• Indian Coast Guard

• Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate change (MOEFCC)

• Ministry of Railways (MoR)

• Ministry of Tourism

• Ministry of External Affairs, amongst others.

This ecology has enabled effective governmental collaborations at the policy level as well at the ground level, towards the creation of a film friendly environment.

2. Most Film Friendly State Award

The institution of the “Most Film Friendly State Award” by the Ministry of I&B is another endeavour towards the Film in India initiative. This unique Award, which was included in the 63rd National Film Awards in the year 2015, is the Ministry’s endeavor to promote India as a filming destination as well as to encourage the growth of the filming industry. The States of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been recipients of this Award in the last few years.

3. Facilitation of the appointment of Nodal Officers across 29 Circles of the Archaeological Survey of India

Post several follow-ups and one-on-one meetings with ASI, FFO successfully facilitated the appointment of 29 Nodal officers across all ASI circles, so as to ease the permission process at various ASI sites across the country.

4. Facilitation of ease of issuance of Film Visas through coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)


Foreign Films Shot in India 2016

admin   July 26, 2019

2016

FEATURE FILMS

Hero 420
Bangladesh

Angaar
Bangladesh

Tomay Dilam Prithibi
Bangladesh

Gandhiji My Mentor
USA

Hampi
Belgium

Niyoti
Bangladesh

Runaway Dreamer
USA

“HEIDI-QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINS” by
United Kingdom

“NOMBER ONE”
France

“BAADSHAH”
Bangladesh

“SHIKARI”
Bangladesh

“NO BED OF ROSES”
Bangladesh

“IN THE SHADOWS”
UK

“FAIS PAS CI, FAIS PAS CA” by
France

Darkness Visible (Film)
UK

Victoria and Abdul
UK

Prem Keno Bujhini (Film)
Bangladesh

Rokto (Film)
Bangladesh

Thinking of Him (Film)
Argentina

MCMafia (Film)
UK

Nachtschatten (Film)
Munich

Swapnojaal (Film)
Bangladesh

Lala-Encounter in Bombay (Film)
Italy

Gaddar (Film)
Bangladesh

What Will People Say (Film)
Norway

Maya (Film)
France

The Hungry (Feature film)
UK

Nabab (Feature film)
Bangladesh

Modern Love
USA

Tui Amar Rani (Feature film)
Bangladesh

TV Show

Most Beautiful Hands of Delhi
Sweden

Expedition Unknown (TV show)
USA

WEB TV SHOW

Future Homes (Web TV show)
China

REALITY TV SHOW

The Challenge (Reality TV show)
USA

TV SERIES

Benedicte (TV series)
Cote d’Ivoire


Foreign Films Shot in India 2017

admin   July 26, 2019

2017

FEATURE FILMS

Sir
France

Ready Player One
UK

Boss 2
Bangladesh

Union Leader
Canada

Best Friends
Russia

Dying to Survive
China

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir
France

The Field
France

Olotpalot
Bangladesh

Tui Sudhu Amar
Bangladesh

Chaalbaaz
Bangladesh

JL 50
Canada

Swords & Sceptres
UK

MASS
Dhaka

KHIDO KHUNDI
UK

IQBAL & THE INDIAN JEWEL
Denmark

INSPECTOR NOTTY. K
Bangladesh

HOLUDBONI
Bangladesh

ALEX’S STRIP
Spain

A DOG’S TALE
UK

SAAT DES TERRORS
Germany

THE WEDDING GUEST
UK

TV SHOW

For My Brother
Turkey

WEST WORLD
USA

GETAWAY FOR WINTER
UK

Indian Detective
USA, UK , South Africa

REALITY TV SHOW

THE AMAZING RACE
USA

TV SERIAL

Guiding Light
UK

TV Drama Series

JACK IRISH- Series 2
Australia


Foreign Films Shot in India 2018

admin   July 26, 2019

86 foreign films were given permission to shoot in India by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the last three years

2018

FEATURE FILMS

NOOR JAHAN
Bangladesh

DEVIL’S DAUGHTER
Iran

AGRA (tentatively)
France

BALIGHAWR
Bangladesh

PREM AMAR 2
Bangladesh

NO TIME FOR KINGS
USA

DHAKA
USA

SULTAN THE SAVIOUR
Bangladesh

FAHIM
France

JANI NAJANI
Nepal

INVERSION
UK

AFTER THE WEDDING
USA

MAYAR JONJAL
Bangladesh

PASSPORT
Srilanka

VANGUARD
China

INDIAN CLASICAL MUSICAL (Tentative)
Paris

KUAMBIL LAGI HATIKU (I Take My Heart Back)
Indonesia

THE BEST IS YET TO COME (LE MEILLEUR RESTE A VENIR)
France

PERCY
Canada

REALITY TV SHOW

THE AMAZING RACE
USA

TV SERIES

BEECHAM HOUSE
UK

SHORT FILM

IND on the RUN
Japan


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Come, Film In Inida

admin   July 26, 2019

The Film Facilitation Office (FFO) invites film producers and production companies from across the world to shoot their feature films, reality TV shows and commercial TV series in India, a country with locations of untold beauty. Discover the multi-cultural land of dreams and stories.

India, a land of stories and a melting pot of emotions, narrates itself through breathtaking landscapes. It expresses itself via age-old, man-made splendours like the Taj Mahal, the mythological narratives at the Ghats of River Ganges, and the cultural clans of the Seven Sisters in the North-East of India. Little wonder then that films shot in India pulsate with life. Coming to India, a filmmaker comes home to his imagination.

Film Facilitation Office acts as a facilitation point for filmmakers in assisting them to get requisite permissions while disseminating information on shooting locations as well as the talent, resources and facilities available for production and post production. It proactively works closely with various Central and State Government Agencies to create a film friendly environment in India.

Filming in India: Permission Process

The Film Facilitation Office India is the point of contact for filming in India. The FFO regularly engages with the nodal officers in each state of India to ease out the process of permissions

REGISTER

Register yourself with the FFO website (www.ffo.gov.in) to start your application process

FILL APPLICATION FORM

Fill out the application form for seeking permission for film shooting in India

UPLOAD DOCUMENTS

Upload script, synopsis of the script, passport details of the crew, details of shooting locations in India & period of shooting

PAY FEES

An application fee of INR equivalent to USD 225 needs to be paid online (For International Productions). The fee is non-refundable

SUBMIT APPLICATION FORM

Submit the form on your own or through an Indian Representative / Line Producer

for more details :

Film Facilitation Office
National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC)
4th Floor, Soochna Bhawan, CGO Complex
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003, India
Phone: +91-11-24367338
Email: ffo@nfdcindia.com
Website: www.ffo.gov.in