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Location scout and permits to film in Brazil

With an extensive territory, Brazil has a huge diversity of natural and urban landscapes, places and locations that can suit your project, whether it is a feature film or commercial, a music video or a photo shoot. This diversity of places has also been shaped by the diversity of people, whose culture, history and traditions make each of these places unique.

Our Location scout service 

Based on your brief, we will work to find the best and most suitable location for your project. In this work, we will first research all possible locations, costs and permits, and also the logistics involved. In a second step, our technical visit to the location will bring all the technical details for the production planning and shooting.

Our job can also be just to visit and recognize the place where your story will take place. Maybe you already have an idea and want to know more about permission or just want to choose the perfect spot for a documentary scene. We do this reconnaissance work and bring you all information.

Permits to film: when you need it and when you don't

The answer for this question can be a little complex. We will try to simplify it. Usually in the streets, squares, beaches or open public areas of Brazil's cities you don't need a formal permission, unless you are filming a medium or large production such as a commercial, feature film, music video or other production that brings impact to the location or to people and traffic.

Inside public parks, subways, stations, museums, airports or places like stadiums or big shopping centers, you always need a formal permission to film. Normally it is necessary to ask for permission at least 5 working days before filming. Usually the most visited places charge some fee to film. It always depending of negotiation and the kind of production. 

Other places such as shops, restaurants or bars usually needs permissions, but as these places are private, the permit process can sometimes be easier and more informal. It's not recommended, but if you haven't asked for permission in advance, your fixer can try to get it at the time of filming.

Filming in poor areas like favelas

Poor neighborhoods like favelas in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro or other cities are considered public areas as other districts, but it is highly recommended to contact local leaders in advance and clarify the nature of your work, even if it is just a small production or journalistic piece.  Once the locals approve and know the intention of your work, your team will be safe to work with peace of mind. Drone filming needs special attention to local consent, especially in areas where drug trafficking is present.

ANCINE registration.

Also be aware that some international productions need to be registered at the ANCINE (Brazilian Cinema Agency) 
Click here to read more about it.

Fixer services in Brazil
Camera filming a documentary interview in north of Brazil. (Photo by Douglas B. Silva)

Production services
we provide in Brazil


Good fixers are able to connect you with the local culture, people and crew, not only being a translator but someone who understands your needs, and your story. They also solve issues of permissions, transport, security and others...  Read more


A video producer will help you not only with filming, but also with the planning, content, execution and delivery of the footage or even be responsible for the entire process of producing a video... Read more


We keep a close eye on the stories and news across the country. We can support your project throughout research for specific subjects, people, casting, or locations at anywhere in Brazil. We can also contribute with story ideas and others... Read more


For some shootings is required the registration at the ANCINE (Brazil film agency), which can be done through a local production company. We have all credential to offer this service... Read more


For some video shoots in Brazil only  a qualified cameraman is needed to execute your shoot or follow you in field, we have bilingual professionals with the expertise to offer a complete service, especially for digital content and news features... Read more


From the beginning to the wrap, we offer services of logistics, location scouting, permits, casting, crew, and others. Be it a small or a big production,  corporate videos documentaries, commercials, photo shoot, reality shows...
See here these services 


We find the right crew for your project (directors, producers, DPs, camera operators, editors, sound mixers, and many others). We can also rent from our partners all the necessary equipments to shoot the most demanding film and TV productions... Read more


With technologies for live streaming and a skilled team, we enable you to monitor and remotely direct your project here in Brazil. We also offer the service of live streaming of an event, a meeting and others... Read more

Send questions about our location services in Brazil
Fishermen being filmed in Brazil. Photo by Otávio Pacheco.

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Phone (also WhatsApp): +55 11 95369 1836 

Office in São Paulo: Avenida 9 de julho, 3183, CEP 01407-000,  Jardins.

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