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The ANCINE permit for filming in Brazil


What is the ANCINE?


The ANCINE (Agência Nacional de Cinemais the Brazilian film agency that regulates economic and legal aspects of the Brazilian audiovisual industry.

Foreign production companies that intend to film a project in Brazil needs to get this permit from the ANCINE before traveling to Brazil. Only works with journalistic nature are exempt from this requirement. 

The ANCINE registration/permit is also used as a prior authorization letter to obtain the business visa at the Brazilian embassy or consulate, for those countries that do not have a business visa waiver agreement.

How to get the ANCINE permit?


To start this process of getting the authorization from ANCINE, it is necessary, first of all, to have a local partner. Only Brazilian production companies registered at the ANCINE can carry out this procedure, with the inclusion of the following documents:

1) a contract between the foreign production company and the Brazilian production company; (if you do it with us, our partnership will be restricted to providing the contracted services, without any influence or rights over the material produced in Brazil);

2) A provisional shooting plan, with the indication of dates and locations where the work will take place;

3) And also a copy of the identification sheets from the passport of each foreign professional.


*It is important to keep in mind the legal deadline to obtain this registration, which is at minimum 5 working days.

Brazil Base Productions take care of ANCINE and other permits for you

Here at Brazil Base Productions we are familiar with this procedure and others. You can rest assured that you can trust us to get this and all the necessary permits and visa to film in Brazil. You can also read here about the customs exigencies when bringing in your own equipment to Brazil.

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