Fast approval for filming and efficient government procedures
Permission to film in Thailand is granted by the Film
Board of Thailand, comprised of representatives from many government
agencies. These representatives formed the Sub-Committee on the Review
of the Request for the Permission for Foreign Film Production in
Thailand (SRF), appointed by the Film Board. Their review facilitates a
“one-stop” service for filmmakers, assuring fast-approval for permission
to film, given that all required information and documents are in
An unmatched diversity of locations/scenery
Thailand’s diversified geographical characteristics,
historical sites, and lifestyle of our people offer unmatched diversity
of locations, and story-lines. All locations are conveniently accessible
via our modern and convenient transportation mode. Thailand geography
presents a system of mountainous region in the north, the uplifting of
plateau in the northeast, the central plains, and coastlines paralleled
by the Andaman Sea, and the Gulf of Thailand in the south.
Our historical sites are found throughout Thailand. These
historical sites are the remnants of the different eras in Thailand
dating back to the Sukhothai (600-14000 AD), and the Rattanakosin (1782
A.D.-present). The lifestyle of our people is a synchronization of
ancient, and modern, and a harmonic blend of rural and urban, to provide
an unparalleled filming experience. At the Chao Phraya, and Mekong
River Basins, traditional ‘ancient’ lifestyles along the waterfronts
synchronize with ‘modern’ day living.
Equipped with the most advanced technology
Thailand is ready to provide to international filmmakers
with talented crews and technicians, filming equipment and studios. Due
to the competitive nature of the entertainment and technology industry,
our entertainment equipment, and the skills of four technicians are all
keeping pace with rapid international advancement. World-class
pre-production, production, post-production and communication equipment
is thus at low cost.
Abundant skilled and creative human resources
Renowned to the world as the “ Land of Smiles, our people
are gentle, friendly and are widely recognized for their hospitality.
This nature has nurtured Thais into being service-minded, hard working
and flexible. Local production crews have worked in many international
productions over the years developing the skills in the domestic
industries. We are now ready to expand our services to serve
international film and television markets.
and creative production resources, specialists in pre-production,
production and post-production processes are now confident to work in
international environments helping you transform your dream onto film.
Low costs of production and living expenses
A.T.A Carnet Law applies in Thailand. This means that
temporary admission exempt of import tax is allowed for all professional
equipment. This includes production equipment provided that all
equipment brought in for filming provided that all equipment brought in
for filming is brought back out again when the filming is concluded. In
addition, Thailand has signed Double Taxation Treaties with many foreign
countries. These treaties are designed to prevent foreigners from
countries legislated under the taxation treaties from taxation in their
home country and again in Thailand.
are low, whether it would be accommodations, food, transportation fees,
recreation, and every other kind of living expense. When working with
tight budgets, you will find your money stretches much further in
All round convenience
A variety of accommodation, food, transportation, and services
for filmmakers can be found in Thailand. Accommodation from five-star hotels
to guesthouses can be selected to meet your budget. International
cuisine is available from the finest restaurants or more convenient
dishes can be found at roadside vendors. In addition, our transportation
infrastructure facilitates travel and provides convenience for film
crews. Vehicles such as motor homes, tour buses, helicopters and marine
crafts are for rent at an extremely reasonable cost.
Filming in Thailand is hassle-free, as local coordination companies
handle all arrangements. These companies provide assistance for all
legal documentation from filming and work permits to contact and
coordination with all related agencies. Local coordination services
include recruitment of production crews and talent, location scouting
and fulfilling clients’ specific needs for equipment, special effects
and other technical services.