Shooting Permission From Central Bodies

admin   July 29, 2019

Filming in Monuments

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), under the Ministry of Culture, is the premier organization for the archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation. Maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance is the prime concern of the ASI. ASI gives permissions for filming at its forts and monuments.

Contact: Nodal Officer | Shri Rakesh Singh Lal,
Additional Director General, Archeological Survey of India, Rajpath Area,
Central Secretariat, New Delhi- 110001

Tel : 011 – 23075344 | Email: | Website:

Filming with Railways

From a very modest beginning in 1853, when the first train steamed off from Mumbai to Thane, a distance of 34 Kms, Indian Railways have grown into a vast network of 7,349 stations spread over a route length of 67,368 Km with a fleet of 11,461 locomotives, 53,453 passenger service vehicles, 6,714 other coaching vehicles and 2,77,987 wagons.

For shooting permission with Indian Railways

contact: Director, Information & Publicity, Railway Board,
Room no 403, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi-110001

Tel : 011 – 47843060 | Email: | Website:

Filming in Forest

Wildlife Division of the Ministry permits filming permission in protected areas in the country which provides an excellent opportunity for showcasing the rich biodiversity of the country and also bring more awareness on conservation among the people.

Contact: Nodal Officer | Dr. R. Gopinath, Joint Director (Wildlife)
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,
Indira Paryavaran Bhavan, Jorbagh Road, New Delhi- 110003

Tel : 011 – 24695379 | Email:

Filming with Animals

The Animal Welfare Board of India is a statutory advisory body on Animal Welfare Laws and promotes animal welfare in the country. Established in 1962 under Section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (No. 59 of 1960), the AWBI was the first of its kind to be established by any Government in the world and has since then been the face of the animal welfare movement in the country.

Contact: S. Bharat Kumar, Humane Education Officer
National Institute of Animal Welfare Campus, P.O. 42 KM Stone, Delhi-Agra Highway, NH-2, Village-Seekri, Ballabhgarh, Faridabad, Haryana-121 004

Tel : 0129 – 2555608, 0129 – 2555611 | Email :,

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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 yourself with the FFO website ( to start your application process


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


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


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


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