FILMING IN MOSCOW

General information about Moscow

  • The biggest city of Russia and the largest city on the European continent.

  • Time zone: UTC +3

  • Winter average temperature: -12 C

  • Summer average temperature: +22 C

Warnings and Dangers

  • Make sure you carry your passport with you.

  • Heavy traffic all around the city, you never know how long it will take to get to your destination.

  • Tap water is not drinkable

Filming permits for filming in Moscow

  • Moscow is a difficult place for filming. You can freely film at the city streets except for the streets that are on a special list. The list includes most streets in the city centre as some government buildings are situated there. To get a filming permit in Moscow takes between 2 and 4 weeks

  • For filming at the Red Square and close to the Kremlin a special permit is needed. The procedure will take 2-4 weeks

  • For filming inside museums/mansions/churches you should apply for a filming permit 3-4 weeks ahead of the filming date

Key locations and landmarks in Moscow

  • Kremlin, the Red Square, Tretyakov Gallery, St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow Metro, Bolshoi Theatre, Stalin's seven Skyscrapers, Gorky Park, Old Arbat street, Lenin's Mausoleum, Kolomenskoe Historical Museum

  • Our company can propose you some exclusive filming locations and activities in Moscow:

    Husky sledge riding, reindeer farms, a real military bunker of the cold war era (72 meters deep right in the centre of the city) or filming inside Moscow's metro. We have a big experience in getting permits that everyone thinks are impossible to get. Prooflink

Filming equipment rental in Moscow

Renting filming equipment in Moscow is quick and easy. We'll provide you with the needed equipment within 24 hours.

 

We can help you rent any kind of filming equipment in Moscow: Any model of TV and film cameras (Alexa, Red, Blackmagic, Sony, Panasonic, Canon, etc.) lenses (Zeiss Ultra prime, Master Prime, Compact Prime, Canon, Samyang, Lomo, Sony), tripods, cranes, dolly, LED lights, tungsten lights, generators, cables, wireless systems, sound equipment (boom, wireless lavalieres, mixers and recorders), drones, grip and consumables.

 

Other services that we provide in Moscow: Green screen rental, OB van, flyaway, drone filming, studio rental

 

The equipment can be rented leaving a cash deposit at the rental house or hiring a local camera assistant who will be responsible for the rented equipment during your filming. 

Transport services in Moscow

We can help you renting buses, vans (6-20 seats) or cars with drivers for any production purpose. Daily or hourly rent possible.

 

For small filming crews our fixer in Moscow can do the driving during the production period. 

How to get to Moscow

Direct flights to Moscow from:

 

Minsk, Vilnius, Tivat, Riga, Stockholm, Baku, Bishkek, Copenhagen, Brussels, Budapest, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Salzburg,  Karaganda, Almaty, Tallinn, Dushanbe, Tashkent, Samarkand, Belgrade, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Lyon, Oslo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Athens, Tokyo, Yerevan, Bahrain, Sofia, Larnaca, Prague, Cairo, Helsinki, Tbilisi, Delhi, Tehran, Milan, Rome, Naples, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Dresden, Casablanca, Warsaw, Lisbon, Doha, Bucharest, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Zurich, Geneva, Bangkok, Istanbul, Ankara, Los Angeles, New York, Hanoi

Direct trains from:

 

Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Beijing, Prague, Ulan Bator, Tallinn, Helsinki, Vienna

Our services in Moscow

Our Moscow branch can provide you all the possible production services. With us you can:

Hire an English speaking fixer

Hire a filming crew in Moscow

Rent filming equipment in Moscow

Get the required film permits

Find the needed location (location scouting and location management)

Transport services: van hire, buses, cargo trucks

Castings of any complexity: from crowd scene actors to professional top actors

Get customs and visa assistance in Moscow

Hire local professionals: cameraman, soundman, gaffer, runner, fx, production manager, etc.

Get a 100% transparent budget for your project in your currency

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