Shoot in Trinidad & Tobago

The Trinidad & Tobago Film Company is an agency dedicated to the development of the film industry in Trinidad and Tobago. Film makers can receive on location support from the TTFC; as such the requirements below should be used as a guide to filming in Trinidad and Tobago.

  • A letter of intent with company information and an outline of your project along with a script and/or storyboard if applicable.
  • The estimated time period of your production.
  • A copy of the completed product must be forwarded to the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company Ltd (TTFC) after transmission.
  • Any specific Production assistance talent/production personnel
  • Film crew flight information
    TTFC must be notified of the arrival and departure dates of ALL crew members. Assistance can be obtained for visa waivers or work permits. Work permits are required for visitors after a stay or more in Trinidad and Tobago. For further information on VISA Requirements, log unto 
  • The Equipment List
    This list must be submitted at least seven (7) working days before arrival. All equipment brought in as cargo or accompanied baggage must be checked in/out with customs on arrival and prior to check in with the airlines at the time of departure. Duty is charged on consumables. Equipment freighted into Trinidad and Tobago will require the services of a customs broker and the establishment of a bond.

  • Hotel & Travel information
  • Expenditure & Service Sector Form
    Forms tracking expenditure and service sectors in Trinidad and Tobago must be completed and returned to Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (TTFC).
    Access form
  • Location Requirements.
     Location Insurance: all incoming film companies must provide a copy of their liability to the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company (TTFC) for the duration of their production in Trinidad and Tobago:
    • The name and address of the insurance broker
    • Policy Number
    • General aggregate amount
    • Expiration date should be clearly marked on the original document sent to Trinidad & Tobago Film Company Ltd (TTFC)
  • Permits
    The TTFC requires a description of the scenes to be filmed will determine locations and permit requirements.

    Permit applications need to be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to arrival. Permits are mandatory for the importation of the following items:
    1) Animals 2)Wireless radios 3) Explosives
    4) Pyrotechnics 5) Helicopters 6) Plants
    7) Police Radios 8) Smoke generating machines

    A permit will not be granted if the script content is detrimental to the image of the country and the people of Trinidad and Tobago.


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