ANCINE’S NORMATIVE INSTRUCTION No. 79 OF OCTOBER 15, 2008 regulates the shooting of foreign audiovisual productions in Brazil.
1. What film/video categories are subject to mandatory prior notification to ANCINE?
With the exception of journalistic productions, all foreign audiovisual productions must comply with this requirement.
2. Is the foreign producer required to make this prior notification?
No. The foreign producer must enter into partnership with a Brazilian producer registered with ANCINE, who will report to our Agency on behalf of the foreign producer.
3. What actions is the Brazilian producer asked to perform?
In addition to acting as a channel of communication with ANCINE, the Brazilian producer is responsible for ensuring compliance to the legislation and for providing assistance for customs clearance of equipment as well as other forms of assistance.
4. How is the advance notice given?
The Brazilian producer informs ANCINE of their interest and responsibilities in such shooting/recording trough the Brazilian Government Services Portal.
5. What documents should the Brazilian producer submit to ANCINE?
The following documents are required (documents need not be certified):
a) a copy of the contract between the foreign production company - or their legal representative for the purposes of shooting/recording in Brazil - and the Brazilian producer, specifying mutual responsibilities, agreed form of remuneration and the duration of the contract;
b) a copy of the translation into Portuguese of the contract referred to above, when not originally written in Portuguese;
c) an initial shooting / recording plan specifying locations (town or city / state in Brazil) and dates;
d) a copy of the passport identification page for each foreign professional entering the country.
6. Who has the authority to issue entry visas for Brazil?
Visas are issued by Brazilian diplomatic representations abroad. Once eligibility requirements are met, ANCINE will issue a notification to the diplomatic representation concerned, which will then grant entry visas for foreign professionals. A copy of the notification is sent to the Brazilian producer.