Highlight Films provides film permit service in order to secure filming in various locations in Israel and the West bank. We arrange filming permits and any required production services for your next shoot in Israel:
Obtaining film permits
The proper film permits for video or photo shoots is a must in many locations. for example, we may want to film in a public or private area, a religious site, a school or a building site. In most cases camera crews can’t film without the right filming permits. For reports, news and documentary shoots, the authorities often issue the film permit for free, but we have to work on it in advance. That includes contacting the relevant authorities and coordination, sometimes before we embark on the location scout (recce).
Getting film permits for film and video productions may be more complicated if filming includes interruption to traffic. Our location manager will always know in advance what are the requirements and specifications of the required film permit. In most cases the municipality will issue the permit; in other cases the relevant public or government authority in Israel will issue the permit. We prefer to begin the process as early as possible, and if possible, to have all locations permitted and cleared at least one week before the planned shoot.
Aerial film permits
We also arrange film permits for aerial filming of Israel. You may want to read more about aerial filming in Israel
by helicopters and drones. Each and every aerial shoot requires pre-approved flight permits.
We will advise you about best ways to film at your desired locations in Israel or Palestine. For that, we will let you know which locations require the arrangement of a film permit and which are accessible to all. We have several experienced production coordinators, or fixers, who will make your production as efficient and trouble-free as possible.