Update about drone filming permits
Filming and flight permits for drones. From 2019 FilmspbTV starts providing the full scale support for drone operators in Russia.
Due to multiple changes in theRussian legislation drone filmings became much more complex. Depending on the exact area where you plan filming with a drone in Russia will depend the time needed for processing the permits. First of all we need the following information: Operator name, GPS coordinates of the filmign location and the filming date. Second: we need the serial number of the drone and a photo of its serial number on the drone itself. Third: we need the name and the phone number of someone russian-speaking who will be with you on the filming set. Basing on this information we’ll be able to send the request for the flight and filming permits.
The processing time for a flight permit depends on the region. Film permits for areas far from big cities will take 4-6 days. For filmign inside small towns – consider 7-14 days for getting the papers issued. For filming in Saint Petersburg or in Moscow the processing time may be up to 1 month as both cities have many zones where drone usage is banned and the violation of this rule will get you into trouble.
We highly recomment to have all the required papers in order for filming in Russia witout any problem. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for getting furhter information about drone filming in Russia. We can provide your crew a local operator with a drone who will get all the footage you need.