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Procedures & Guidelines to Conduct Filming

1. Prior approval from relevant organization / agenscies is required before filming activities can commence.
2. Foreign film companies / organizations must have a local (Malaysian) counterpart.
3. The local counterpart shall be responsible to assist in applying for permission from the following government departments / agencies:

Procedures & Guidelines to Conduct Filming

No.Name of OrganizationName, Address & Telephone ContactsImportant Notes
01Central Agency For The Application For Filming And Performance By Foreign Artistes (PUSPAL)Chairman Central Agency Committee for Application for Filming And Performance by Foreign Artistes (JK-PUSPAL)
Cultural Policy Division Ministry of Information, Communications and Heritage Malaysia
30th Floor, Menara TH Perdana, Maju Junction
1001 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50694 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Tel: (+6)03-26127600
Fax: (+6)03-26945264
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All foreign film companies/organizations must obtain approval from PUSPAL.
02Sabah Lands & Surveys DepartmentDirector,
Sabah Lands & Surveys Dept. Wisma Tanah & Ukur
Jalan Perwira
88100 KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA
Tel.: (+6) 03-26170868, 26916987
Permission from this Department is required only if aerial filming is involved.
03Sabah Chief Minister's Department (CMD)Secretary of State Internal Affairs & Research
Sabah State Internal Affairs & Research Office
Sabah Chief Minister's Department Level 4,
Wisma Innoprise 88817 KOTA KINABALU, SABAH, MALAYSIA
Tel: (+6) 088-328000
Fax: (+6) 088-328038
Approval from CMD is required for all filming conducted in the state of Sabah.
04Sabah State National Security Council (MKN)Secretary of State Security
Sabah State National Security Council
Prime Minister's Department
Level 6, Block A
Federal Government Administration Complex
Jalan UMS
88400 KOTA KINABALU, SABAH, MALAYSIA
Tel.: +6 088 488512, 488506, 488504
Fax: +6 088 488510
Approval from MKN is required for filming in Sipadan Island Park.
05The Board of Trustees of the Sabah Parks (Sabah Parks)Director
Sabah Parks
Lot 45 & 46, Level 1-5,
Block H, Signature Office,
KK Times Square,
88100 KOTA KINABALU, SABAH, MALAYSIA
Tel.: +6 088 523500
Fax: +6 088 486435
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Permission from Sabah Parks is required for filming in all Sabah Parks' areas.

Filming Fee Pricing Schedule

Commercial Film (for viewing in Cinema)
LocalMYR 10,000.00
ForeignMYR 100,000.00

Commercial Film (for viewing in TV)
LocalMYR 10,000.00
ForeignMYR 100,000.00

Advertisement
LocalMYR 500.00 per advertisement
ForeignMYR 5,000.00 per advertisement

Tourism Promotion
LocalMYR 500.00 per film
ForeignMYR 5,000.00 per film

Documentary
Local(a). Fee : MYR 100.00
(b). Deposit : MYR 5,000.00
Foreign(a). Fee : MYR 500.00
(b). Deposit : MYR 10,000.00

* (III) to (V) are old rates as tabled in SP No.154/93 which was approved by the Board the 94th Meeting (1/93).