FOR FILMING IN DUBAI
The commission serves as a one-stop shop for producers, crew and film-makers, to ensure a seamless and cost-effective filming experience in Dubai. It’s the only entity authorized to issue audio and visual media production permits for producers of TV, film and commercials shot in Dubai and works with government entities, owners of shooting locations and other stakeholders.
Member of Dubai Development Authority, the Dubai Film and TV Commission plays a major role in encouraging talent and creativity within the industry, ensuring that Dubai is the ‘go to’ place for production companies and top creative talent from around the world. In turn, this has added to the city’s social and cultural life, fostering the development of a growing local talent pool.
FROM AROUND THE WORLD
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC RESEARCH
The Commission has established itself as a leading voice on the media industry, pioneering industry-specific research such as its white paper, ‘Opportunities and Challenges in the Middle East and North Africa Production Market’. It has also published its ‘Film Dubai Production Guide’, a comprehensive guide to locations and production companies across Dubai.
To showcase Dubai’s offering to an international audience, the Dubai Film and TV Commission actively participates in international industry conferences and initiatives, including the Cannes Film Festival, AFCI Locations Show, MIPCOM and FICCI Frames. The Commission launched its Film Production Guide at Cannes in 2014 and continues to play an important role at these events.