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Filming in India- Make Documentry - Shoot in India

Filming in India is always an excellent experience as the country offers a spectacular range of  locations for filming. India with its natural, architectural and cultural richness is a destination  for everyone. Whether you are looking for lush green valleys or deserts, or you want to  capture the exotic monuments or royal art and architecture India offers plenty of options for  every desired location. Advantages of filming in India along with an array of locations is a range of facilities that makes it a perfect location for shooting any type of film or  documentary. Some of these facilities are mentioned below:

Extensive Range of Locations

Diversified range of locations and themes are available in India for filming including Hill stations  and valleys, Deserts, Beaches, Wild life parks, Monuments, Rural areas, Forts and palaces, Cultural events like; fair and festivals or Indian Weddings, etc. Thus India offers an array of  locations that can serve any of your requirements.

Infrastructure Facilities

India itself is highest producer of films thus there is easy  availability of all the facilities required for shooting. Small/big  studios, labs, post -production assistance, skilled helping crew,  etc. are all obtainable in India. In this way Our Team at Indo Vacations is capable in  providing both material and human resources needed for shooting a film.

Low cost of production

The best part about filming in India is the cost of total production which is  comparably lower than any  other location. It is so due to the  vast network of facilities presented in country. Whether it is  specified filming related expenses or general expenses such as  accommodation, movement  from one location to other, etc.. India offers excellent range of facilities at competitive  rates.

Easy Communication

Apart from the above-mentioned major facilities there are other  benefits also like easy  communication with local people. As  English is one of the official languages and widely spoken  in every part of country. This makes it easier for international crewmembers to communicate  with local crew members. If the foreign crew belongs to non-English speaking country then also  local guides or interpreters are made available by us !

How can we help you?

Though filming in India is an enjoyable experience there are many things that need to be  considered for hassle free execution of entire project. Selecting suitable location, getting  approval from concerned ministries or departments, arranging required  infrastructure, arranging  local artists, accommodation for crewmembers, transportation, etc. the list is extensive. We  at Indo Vacations assure you to provide best help and assistance in managing all jobs related to filming.

Some of our featured services include:
1. Complete guidance and help in getting approvals from ministries or concerned government  departments.
2. Making arrangements for accommodation and transportation of crew members and filming  equipments as well. You can make a selection from wide range of hotels (standard to five star according to your budget) and all sorts of vehicles as per your requirements.
3. We can arrange local artists, performers, dancers  at the desired location.
4. If you are coming from non-English speaking country and need an escort or interpreter for  communication Thais is organised by us.
5. We can arrange required infrastructure like studios, equipments, technicians, etc.
6. We can help you in selecting most suitable locations for your film or documentaries. We can  also help you in booking bungalows or other shooting locations at different sites.
Thus we ensure smooth and unperturbed execution of your filming project and invite you to  India for your forthcoming project. For any further guidance or assistance please write to us  and give us a pleasure to help you.

Needed information by us to get the permissions by authorities

Here is a Performa of Application form one needs to fill for getting approval from Government of India for filming any documentary in India. For any assistance in filling this form do not hesitate to contact us

1. Details of Applicant:

(a) Name of Firm/Organization:
(b) Address:
(c) Tel. No.
(d) Fax No.

2. Details of Representative in India (you may mention here Indo Vacations with our consent)
(a) Name:
(b) Address:
(c) Tel. No:
(d) Fax. No:

3. Brief description of any documentaries made earlier by the applicant:

4. Previous Experience

A. (a) Whether applicant has made any documentary film in India:
(b) If so, details thereof.
B. (a) Whether applicant was refused permission for any film/documentary in India
proposed to be made in India in the past.
(b) If so, details thereof:

5. Schedules for Filming:
(a) Whether any recess trip intended:
(b) If so, itinerary thereof:
(c) Itinerary for filming, location-wise:

6. Checklist:
Whether the following documents have been attached with the application:
1 Undertaking in prescribed form YES/NO
2 Script/Synopsis (8 copies) YES/NO
3 Details of locations where the documentary is proposed to be filmed YES/NO
4 Details of team members with their Passport and other particulars YES/NO
5 List of cinematic equipment to be temporarily imported into India YES/NO

(Signature of Applicant)

You will also be required to sign the following undertaking:

With reference to my/our application to make a documentary film in India, I/We hereby  undertake to abide by the regulations of the Government of India governing the making of  such films. I/We agree to the attachment of a Liaison officer appointed by the Ministry of  External Affairs, Government of India during the entire duration of filming in India and also  particular scene. I/We agree to meet the expenses for the travel and stay of the Liaison Officer concerned. It is understood that failure to abide by the Liaison Officer’s advice regarding  shooting of any particular scene may result in the immediate stoppage of any further filming  and confiscation of the exposed film. I/We agree that where archaeological monuments are  concerned, we would furnish the application in required Performa with script/synopsis of the  objective and content of the film and further that the decision of the Archaeological Survey of  India on the filming of such monuments would be final. I/We further agree that the team will  follow the advice of the appropriate office of the Archaeological Survey of India office nearby  or those on the spot, where so empowered by the appropriate officer. I/We also undertake to  show the film to a representative of the Government of India at least two week before final  telecasting/screening, also furnishing in advance a full translation in English of the  commentary, and further agree to abide by such advice as may be given by the representative with regard to alteration in or excision of such parts of the film and the commentary as may affect a balanced and accurate presentation of the theme of the film.

(Signature of Producer)

(Signature of Leader of the team)


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