About Rio Film Commission

ABOUT THE RIO FILM COMMISSION

The Rio Film Commission (RFC) is the municipal government office of Rio de Janeiro dedicated to supporting audiovisual production in all formats, attraction of new productions to City, and the international promotion of Rio as a film-friendly destination. The RFC provides logistic support for national and international producers to ensure their seamless and most cost-effective production of film, television, documentaries, commercials and web, and acts as the interface for the use of all local services and infrastructure, as a means to contribute to economic development and job creation.


The Rio Film Commission Working Agenda aims include: 

- To serve the film, television and digital media industries locally, nationally and internationally;

- To assist productions with finding potential filming locations, guide them through local and national regulations and legislation, consult with productions regarding financial aspects of their projects, and connect productions with crew, vendor services and film liaisons throughout the state; 

- To standardize and streamline the permitting and authorization procedures by municipal and state authorities;

- To develop a system of selective automatic permits for productions with specific characteristics;

- To create awareness among Rio de Janeiro City government and private-sector entities about the need to maintain filming fees at realistic levels in order to preserve Rio’s international competitive edge;

- To promote the City audiovisual sector in international markets and festivals;

- To propose new national and international cross-promotional agreements and partnerships to continue to attract producers to Rio, and to update and renew those that already exist.