To organize, promote and support the film-making industry in Morocco
Citizens of the following countries do not need a
Algeria, Saudi Arabia , Argentina, Australia , Austria, Bahrain , Belgium, Brazil , Bulgaria, Canada , Chile, China , Cyprus, Congo (Brazzaville) , South Korea , Ivory Coast , Croatia, Denmark , Spain + Andore Estonia, United Arab Emirates , United States of America , Finland, France + Monaco , Great Britain, Greece, Guinea, Hong kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait , Latvia, Liechtenstein , Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali , Malta, Mexico , Niger , Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico , Qatar, Romania, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech , Tunisia, Turkey, Venezuela.
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A foreign crew member working for a foreign production on location in Morocco is not required to have a work permit.
For any film to be shot in Morocco, an official permit from the Moroccan Cinematographic Center, the film production and government authorization agency in Morocco, is a must. This agency governs all film production in Morocco. Process of obtaining film permits in Morocco -Obtaining a feature film permit Apart from the request and the application, a shooting form, a copy of the film script, a credentials letter, and a list of Moroccan technicians are required. The permit should be applied for at least two weeks before the actual shooting date. -Obtaining a permit for a short film, documentary film or a video clip Apart from the request and the application, a script copy or topic summary (in case of a documentary request), the singer’s and/or the band’s name (in case of a video clip request), the list of Moroccan technicians, and the shooting schedule with the exact locations are required. The permit should be applied for at least a week before the shooting date. The price of the shooting permit:
|FILM CATEGORY (All stands)||MOROCCAN||FOREIGN|
|LONG FILM||18 € DH / WEEK||180 € / WEEK|
|TELEFILM||18 € / WEEK||180 € / WEEK|
|FICTION SHORT FILM||9 € / WEEK||90 € / WEEK|
|ADVERTISING||90 € / DAY||90 € DH / DAY|
|MUSIC CLIP/VIDEO||9 € / DAY||45 € / DAY|
ATA carnets are accepted.
The standard VAT rate is 10% an 20%.
Morocco is party to the Berne Convention (Paris Act, 1971), to the WIPO Convention, to the Brussels Convention and to the TRIPS Agreement. There is in Morocco a collective management body, the Moroccan Copyright Office (Bureau Marocain du Droit d’Auteur), a civil office placed under the wardship of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
This structure aims to develop the film industry in the region of Ouarzazate.