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Dakhla film commission 

The Dakhla  Film Commission serve  international and national film productions in Dakhla region  and acts as an intermediary between the local authorities and the film industry, especially for obtaining shooting permits.

It provides support in searching for suitable locations and service partners in the industry. In addition, the DFC  lobbies for film and promotes Dakhla  internationally as a film and production location with the aim of achieving sustainable effects for the local film industry.

Story of Dakhla

It was in the 14th century that the Portuguese discovered the region. But it is under Spanish domination, that in 1884, the infantry captain Emilio Bonelli Hernando creates the town of Cisneros which will become Dakhla.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the city was on the mail route between Toulouse and Saint-Louis from Senegal to South America and became a stopover where civil aviation pioneers such as Jean Mermoz, Henri Guillaumet and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry stopped briefly to repair their planes and refuel.
Nowadays Dakhla lives mainly from fishing and tourism but it is its heavenly landscapes and its sublime lagoon which are the basis of its reputation and international fame.
For the last 15 years, the town has become one of the most famous kitesurfing spots in the world.

Why morocco

Our King Mohamed VI is a real cinephile. Since 1999 he has been very vocal in his support of the film industry!!  

Morocco is the most important destination for foreign productions, particularly for Hollywood and for international productions. To cover the middle east, Asia, African and Mena region, and that because of it diversity, hospitality of their people, connectivity to all the airport all over the world, and most importantly, the rebate that was raised from 20% to 30% without a cap.

Morocco has a very skilled technicians and a wide range of equipment and gears to satisfy all sizes of productions.


Cash rebate

Foreign production companies can benefit from a reimbursement of 30% when they shoot in Morocco

VAT exemption

20% VAT reduction on goods and service bought in Morocco.

Preferential rates

A symbolic tariff to film on public sites and monuments.

One stop services

The creation of services to facilitate more procedures and contacts with the relevant departments and authorities involved in filming.

Customs facilities

Simplification of the temporary importation procedures for the necessary filming equipment, and clearing customs with material for filming both on the way in and out of the country.

Competitive costs

You can save between 30 to 50% of production costs.

Why Dakhla is Advantageous for filming ?

Dakhla enjoys an exceptional climate and offers visitors a postcard landscape: all year round, the city bathes in a temperature between 22 and 27 °C while white sand dunes flow into a lagoon with turquoise waters .

  • A direct and indirect air links exist between Dakhla and all the world .
  • A verity of location : Each revealing a different element of nature. They range from the stunning
    blue sea, mesmerizing sliver sand, desert and wild nature.
  • The local authorities support: All the production agencies will have extraordinary
    facilities and financial support.
  • One of the safest and secured place in earth .
  • Accommodation , transportation, health system are available in a excellent conditions .
  • Daily air trips from Dakhla airport to any other destinations
  • Only in Dakhla you can have 1 hour and half additional sun light per day
  • focus on “stunning locations that have never been seen before”.
  • Great hotels.
  • Direct flights from Paris, Casablanca.

Locations scouting support of Dakhla

the Location Scouting Support of Dakhla aims to help the foreign production in their preliminary location scouting of film and television projects to explore the possibility of shooting in Dakhla region.
The Dakhla film commission with The partnership of the regional council of Dakhla oued Eddahab and the regional council of tourisme in Dakhla offers all foreign productions that are willing to shoot in Dakhla the following scout for free:

  • Transportation on the ground
  • Hotels on the ground
  • Location manager assisting them for all the locations

And all that for 4 nights and for 6 people.

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