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Discover the 10 golden reasons to shoot your film in Tunisia

Geographical nearness to Europe

Situated on the North African coast of the Mediterranean Sea between Algeria and Libya and just south of Italy and France, Tunisia represents an intriguing cross-cultural blend of Europe and Africa, sea and desert. When shooting in Tunisia producers will always be within an hour or two from Europe enjoying all sorts of facilities.

Economic and political stability

Thanks to the wide-ranging reforms it has undertaken, Tunisia made significant gains on the political, economic and social levels. Its model is based on continual search for better  a balance between the imperatives of sustained economic development and the demands for coherent social promotion.

A solid infrastructure and modern logistics

Roads and transport: Tunisia has a full-developed transport and road network. All the cities are interconnected within one day maximum of movement for all the shooting crew.

Airports and harbours: Tunisia is an easy to travel destination whether by sea, through the eight seaports along the coast or by air through the nine international airports ensuring internal and international links.

Hotels and restaurants: Several majors’ hotels and resorts are represented in many towns all over the Tunisian territory.

Services: Many bank agencies are available in every Tunisian city. Public and private hospitals, emergencies and assistance services cover the entire country with very modern structures and excellent medical staff.

 

 

 

Unbeatable prices and administrative opportunities

Thanks to a contained cost of living, Tunisia is one of the most convenient destinations for the shooting of movies. For the same shooting service, Tunisia costs at least 30 % cheaper than Morocco.

Several fiscal and administrative measures related to film shooting have been made in Tunisia. Custom facilities have enabled the clearance of equipment within 48 hours of its arrival. There is a total exemption of the VAT (Value Added Tax) for any shooting in Tunisia.

An ATA carnet helps save time when going through customs (by plane or by sea). 
The shooting authorization is delivered by The Cinema Department in the Ministry of culture within two weeks maximum.

A variety of landscapes in a small country

 

Cradle of the wonderful Carthage and at the crossroads of civilizations, Tunisia also boasts a very rich cultural heritage since 3000 years. The archaeological sites scattered all over Tunisia, are a testimony to the crucial role the country used to play between Africa and Europe, East and West.

Tunisia represents an open-air film set. Sand dunes, rocky desert, beaches, sea, mountains, Tunisia offers an outfit of diversified locations on a small territory.

 

 

An outstanding light

In Tunisia you will enjoy the softness of the climate, the blue of the sky and light of an exceptional quality. Endowed with a soft climate, our country remains friendly in summer and winter alike.

 

Morning
°F/°C

Afernoon
°F/°C

Rain (inches)

Rel. (%) Humidity

JAN

44°/6°

61°/16°

7

66

FEB

46°/8°

63°/17°

7

66

MAR

49°/9°

66°/19°

8

66

APR

53°/11°

70°/21°

6

66

MAY

60°/15°

76°/24°

6

66

JUN

67°/19°

83°/28°

2

66

JUL

71°/21°

88°/31°

1

66

AUG

73°/22°

89°/31°

1

66

SEP

70°/21°

85°/29°

3

66

OCT

63°/17°

78°/25°

6

69

NOV

53°/11°

69°/20°

7

66.5

DEC

46°/8°

63°/17°

6

66.5

 

Availability of experimented technicians

Many experimented technicians (English, French and Italian speaking) are available for all shooting departments. They have been trained in Tunisia and abroad and worked during several years with national film-makers as well as with international teams.  Crews work 6 days a week and the working day is 10 hours including 1 hour for lunch.

Availability of talented actors

Tunisian actors of any kind of age and profile perform in both local and foreign films.
There also some very experimented casting directors with a very important and updated talents database.

Availability of extras with different profiles

The Tunisian population is a panoply of various civilizations, from Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine, Arabic, and Ottoman to Europeans

 

CINETELEFILMS

CINETELEFILMS, pioneer of the movie production in Tunisia and the region since 1983, puts all its experience at your service to make your shoot in Tunisia a success. QUALITY GUARANTEED WITHIN YOUR BUDGET LIMITS.

Whatever the purpose of your work is, CINETELEFILMS will be your only interlocutor in Tunisia to save you money and time in the production of features, commercials, photographic shoots, television or musical videos.

For many years CINETELEFILMS has had full control over shooting conditions in Tunisia and provides foreign film-makers with practical assistance, going from casual services to true partnership. CINETELEFILMS offers Production offices and technical equipment, contact with the local authorities for shooting permits, custom clearance of shooting equipment, contact with local technicians and professionals, casting for extras and crowd and set design organisation

 

Ask for the complete production guide for Tunisia.

Several fiscal and administrative measures related to film shooting have been made in Tunisia. Custom facilities have enabled the clearance of equipment within 48 hours of its arrival. There is a total exemption of the VAT (Value Added Tax) for any shooting in Tunisia.

An ATA carnet helps save time when going through customs (by plane or by sea). 
The shooting authorization is delivered by The Cinema Department in the Ministry of culture within two weeks maximum.