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Jamaica, with its rich history, rustic countryside, majestic mountains, secluded coves, mysterious caves, mini-jungles, historic sites and captivating waterfalls, has been a premier location for film projects since the early 1900s, but now screen-based industries in Jamaica are experiencing a renaissance. While, historically, the activity in the sector surrounded local television commercial productions and large international film projects that came only to shoot in Jamaica; today, there is the emergence of home-grown stories and significant diversification — from captivating full-length films, to vivid shorts, animated content and music videos, to compelling documentary features. All of this has resulted in an increasing diverse pool of creative, technical and on-screen talent.
Through private sector efforts, economic growth across all of the industries within our screen-based sector is being encouraged at the highest levels of government and through its ministries and agencies. This, in turn, is having a systemic impact on the educational, training and professional resources available in Jamaica. Therefore, apart from the abundance of well-trained actors and performing artists; foreign producers can easily locate and collaborate with top-notch Jamaican managers, directors and technical practitioners, who have worked on a variety of local and international projects, across all fields of audio-visual production.
However, overseas companies wishing to film in Jamaica, whether still shoots, music videos, documentaries, reality and other television shows, must apply to the Jamaica Film Commission (JFC) for a Film Licence. In addition, all commercial film, television and other screen- based productions being undertaken entirely or partially in Jamaica are also to be registered with the Jamaica Film Commission.
For more information about registering a film project, see the business process guideline below.