Our country is an interesting filming location offering a beautiful, fascinating and very conducive environment for directors and producers. Filming in Cambodia can be done with relative ease both in terms of costs and securing logistic needs. The country has hosted movies like Transformers 3, First They Killed My Father, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Filming Permits in Cambodia
A general filming permit allows shooting a movie, documentary or any other type of content in Cambodia by foreign crews.
Our local film fixers will need information like the synopsis of your project, copies of the passport of visiting crew members and a list of locations you will be using for the production in order to process the general permit. This process typically takes about two weeks.
You might also be required to secure individual permits for the specific locations you will be using for filming in Cambodia. This applies especially to temples or the Royal Palace. For large scale shoots that will require the use of public space, street shutdowns, or working with weapons or drone, then several levels of permits might be needed.
Fixer Cambodia can assist with securing all of these permits from the relevant authorities given enough time and necessary information. You can also contact us if you’d like information about a specific location in Cambodia.
Access for Foreign Journalists
Cambodia accepts foreign journalists and there are no laws against press freedom in the country. Foreign journalists traveling on Western passports will still need visas before they are allowed in. But you can arrange for a visa on arrival or have our local Cambodia fixers assist you with it. We also carry out initial fact checking and research.
The government of Cambodia offers a tax-exempt to foreign production crews bringing their filming equipment into the country since it is considered a temporary import. This is the only form of incentive for filming in Cambodia.