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Working as a partner for producers, São Paulo Film Commission is dedicated to promoting São Paulo City as a film-friendly place. The office centralizes all filming permits in São Paulo City through an entirely online process as well as information about the local film industry.

Permits should be applied for 3 working days in advance for advertisement campaigns or 8 working days in case of other productions.

For more information on filming in São Paulo, please check out “Film in São Paulo – Guidelines for your new scenario”, our guide in English, aimed at international producers, which provides a comprehensive step by step on how to run audiovisual projects in the city. It includes information prior to filming, such as visas and taxes, and also serves as an introduction to São Paulo, showing all of our possibilites and our infrastructure.

You can find the guide here

Film Commission Location:
Rua Libero Badaró
293 Conjunto 22B – Centro
São Paulo, Brazil

Flávia Gonzaga, Manager of Investments and Strategic Partnerships
55 11 97668 9565

Q Filming Incentives

20-30% Cash Rebate
for modules 1, 2 and 3. Fixed prize for Module 4.

Payment in instalments, including advance payment
for Modules 1 and 2.

Fast Evaluation Period
Up to 20 working days (10 working days for Module 3 - Advertising and Module 5 - Prospection)

The program is divided in 5 Modules:
Module 1 - International Productions Filmed in São Paulo
Module 2 - Brazilian Productions Filmed in São Paulo
Module 3 - International Advertising Productions Filmed in São Paulo
Module 4 - Screenplay of International Productions that Include São Paulo and / or a Character From São Paulo in their Narratives (no obligation to shoot in São Paulo)
Module 5 - Prospecting Missions (for production companies interested in filming in São Paulo)

Minimum Spend
R$ 2 million (around US$400k) for Modules 1 and 3.
R$ 1 million (around US$200k) for Module 2.
No minimum spend for Modules 4 and 5.

Eligible Expenses
for Modules 1, 2 and 3.
Fixed costs, as well as personnel remuneration of the associated Brazilian production company;
Fees or payments of any kind attributed to service providers, individuals or legal entities, who are domiciled or headquartered in the City of São Paulo;
Up to the limit of 35% of the total expenditure incurred in the city of São Paulo / SP, the expenses related to the following remunerations are eligible, observing a sub-limit of 10% per item:
a) Producers and production companies, including executive producers.
b) Directors
c) Screenwriters
d) Other authors, such as authors of pre-existing projects and musical composers.
e) Main cast

for Module 5 (Prospection)
Per diem (food and transportation);
Hiring of production service in the city of São Paulo;
Hiring of location production service in the city of São Paulo.

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