As a RioFilme department, 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.
Promote the expansion of communication between members of the audiovisual sector – from the public and private spheres – in order to enable the exchange of information and the planning of joint actions.
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 standardize and streamline the permitting and authorization procedures by municipal authorities.
To promote the City audiovisual sector in international markets, events 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.