FILMING IN SIBERIA

General information about Siberia

  • It's a very extensive region between Ural mountains on the West, Pacific Ocean on the East, Arctic Ocean on the North and Kazakhstan and Mongolia on it's South. Most territory of Siberia has untouched nature due to the low density of population. Multiple climatic zones and unique locations make this region a first-class option for any film crew that is looking for unusual and powerful images. Unique natural and man-made places like the biggest freshwater lake in the world and the longest railway in the world are waiting for you!

  • Main cities: Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk, Tyumen, Barnaul, Ulan-Ude, Bratsk, Chita, Tomsk,  Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Yakutk.

  • Time zones: between UTC +5 and UTC +12

Warnings and Dangers visiting Siberia

  • Throughout Siberia the climatic conditions are really hard. Please doublecheck you equipment and don't hesitate to ask for advice or help from locals. It's much better to realize that your jacket is too thin being in the hotel than to find this out in the middle of nowhere

  • Travelling to siberia make sure you have sufficient cash with you. ATMs can be found only in major cities and most hotels and restaurants in the rural area do not accept cards

Filming permits for filming in Siberia

  • At many places in Siberia it's possible to film without getting special filming permits. If you plan to film at a Natural Reserve you may be requested to get an authorization from local authorities. Filming at the Trans-Siberian Express (Trans-Siberian Railroad) requires a permit from Russian Railways. Send us the list of locations you plan to visit and we'll send you the list of permits needed.

Key locations and landmarks in Siberia

  • Lake Baikal, Trans Siberian Express train, Circum-Baikal Railway, National Park "Stolbi", Yenisei river and the Krasnoyarsk Dam, Olkhon island and shamans, Nomad tribes, Reindeer herding tribes, Golden mountains of Altai, hovercraft rides and touring on the ice, Husky dogs and deer sledging, huge abandoned factories, abandoned GULAG labor camp, Tunguska Event Epicenter, Siberian Nature

 

Filming equipment rental in Siberia

  • RED cameras and camcoders  can be rented in Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok

  • Equipment for DSLR cameras can be rented in Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok and Krasnoyarsk

  • Other equipment (Arri Alexa, steadicams, active heads, etc.) has to be brought from Moscow or Saint Petersburg

Transport services in Siberia

  • In big cities in Siberia it's possible to rent a van for the filming period or to rent a car for the crew

  • Some distant locations in Siberia are accessible only by helicopter or on a hovercraft. Building up the logistics of an expedition to a hard-to-reach place in Siberia may take some time as it may require hiring a military truck or an ATV.

How to get to Siberia

  • The main airports in Siberia are Barnaul, Bratsk, Vladivostok, Gorno-Altaisk, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita, Surgut, Magadan, Siktivkar, Nadim, Ufa, Tyumen, Khabarovsk, Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yakutsk,

  • Travelling by train is possible from Moscow or Saint-Petersburg or on international trains from Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan

Our services in Siberia

  • We provide a full range of production services in Siberia. Our fixers can make a location scouting throughout Siberia, get all the needed film permits for filming in Siberia, to provide you camera or equipment rental in Siberia, plan an itinerary and to support logistically your production in this region.

  • We co-work with the best instructors and guides that can provide you and your crew safety during your trip to Siberia. We always make an independent risk assessment and issue our recommendations for the safety and comfort of the crew for shooting in challenging conditions and environments.

  • We can tell for sure that we are the only company in Russia that knows how to explain to your insurance company which risks have to be covered by your production insurance during your stay in Siberia.

Yenisei river in Krasnoyarsk
Filming lake baikal
Altai region nature
Filming the biggest sweet water lake in the world
Soviet architecture in Novosibirsk
Filming a lighthouse in Vladivostok
Filming the coldest place in the world
Nomad reindeer herders in Yamal Peninsula
Trans siberian express close to Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg landmarks filming
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