Welcome to the Rotterdam Film & Media Office (RFMO), the central box office for film and media makers. The RFMO has gained extensive experience in supervising productions.
It can help you with obtaining any required permissions and/or permits for filming in the city.
The RFMO is a team within the Culture department and consists of a team of specialists, including the Film Commissioner, a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) and the European Film Commissions Network (EUFC).
The following showreel will provide an impression of Rotterdam’s dynamics and show how the city has been used as a backdrop by various producers.
Three easy steps to filming in Rotterdam
- You will need to familiarise yourself with Rotterdam’s Film Protocol (pdf) before you can be given permission to film. The protocol provides a clear insight into Rotterdam’s working methods and indicates which permits and/or permissions are required.
- You subsequently need to check whether any other events are booked, or cruise ships docked, on the desired date and location. Therefore making sure a location isn’t double-booked.
- You can register your recording in the Central Film Planning once you have completed the above two steps. You will receive a registration certificate once you’ve registered, including the routing for permits and exemptions. Please note! Registration in the Central Film Planning will not automatically give you permission for recording.
- Saskia Kagchèl, Film Commissioner
- Tessa van de Spek, Assistant Film Commissioner
- Martijn van der Mark, Senior Media Policy Adviser
- Carin Rotscheidt, General and VIP Programme Adviser
- Esra Tapan-Arslan, ESC2020 Assistant Adviser
Do you need more information? Please contact Rotterdam Film & Media Office,+31 (0)6 481 386 14.