Armenia is a landlocked country in the Caucasus Mountains. It is best known for its ancient Christian monasteries, churches and cathedrals, many of which sit in beautiful remote mountain settings. Agricultural film locations of note include wheat and barley fields.
Cost & Rebates
Since only a basic filming infrastructure exists most visiting production choose to bring in their key crew and equipment, which adds to travel costs. Once on the ground, local costs including locations, talent, supporting crew and equipment, are relatively inexpensive. At present there are no tax incentives for foreign commercials or films shooting in Armenia.
When To Shoot
Armenia has a continental climate. Winter (December to March) can be bitterly cold and snow-covered, especially at higher altitudes. Spring (April to May) is mild with wildflowers in full bloom. Summer (June to September) is hot, dry and sunny. Fall (October to November) brings colourful leaves.
Entry is subject to regulations from country of origin. Western passport holders can enter visa-free, or obtain a visa on arrival, or an E-visa. Contact your closest Armenian embassy or representative for more information.
Cast, Crew & Equipment
Yerevan is the main production service centre. Armenia has a small pool of locally based directors, directors of photography and stills photographers. Key crew are best brought in from abroad. day rates and buyouts are negotiable. Armenia offers mainly Armenian looks with other ethnicities from the Caucasus and Slavic looks also available. All other talent need to be cast abroad. Armenia has some equipment available locally including RED DRAGON, ARRI ALEXA, and a range of other camera, grip and lighting equipment. Bringing in gear from abroad is an easy process.