Filming in Indonesia can be a rewarding experience due to its diverse landscapes, vibrant cultures, and rich history.

Filming in Indonesia

Filming in Indonesia can be a rewarding experience due to its diverse landscapes, vibrant cultures, and rich history. The country comprises more than 17,500 islands across an extensive archipelago.

It’s one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with a population approaching 240 million people, it is one of the most densly populated countries yes still some 60% of the country is woodland and forests and is one of the most bio-diverse places in the world.

Filming in Indonesia offers a ton of wonderful locations, take your pic from a thousand temples, lush tropical rainforests packed with unique wildlife, palatial ruins, colonial buildings, royal water gardens, deserted pink, gold and black sand beaches, underwater coral gardens, ancient rice terraces and villages.

The filming industries are mainly based in the capital, Jakarta, which, along with the popular island resort of Bali, is also the main entry point from around the world.


Indonesia has a diverse climate due to its vast geographical expanse and location near the equator. The climate can be broadly categorized into two seasons: the wet season (also known as the rainy season) and the dry season.

  1. Wet Season: The wet season typically lasts from November to April. During this period, Indonesia experiences heavy rainfall, high humidity, and occasional thunderstorms. The wet season is influenced by the monsoon winds, which bring moist air from the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
  2. Dry Season: The dry season usually lasts from May to October. During this time, the rainfall decreases significantly, and the weather is generally drier and cooler. However, some regions may still experience brief rain showers or intermittent rain It’s essential to note that Indonesia is prone to natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area with high seismic and volcanic activity.

Please keep in mind that climate patterns can vary and change over time, so it’s always best to refer to the most recent and reliable sources for up-to-date information.

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Tax Breaks & Incentives

The Indonesian film tax incentive program offered various incentives and benefits to filmmakers. Some potential benefits included:

  1. Income Tax Exemptions: Filmmakers could be eligible for income tax exemptions on certain portions of their revenue, depending on the criteria set by the government.
  2. Value Added Tax (VAT) Exemptions: The program might provide VAT exemptions on goods and services related to film production.
  3. Import Duty Exemptions: Import duties on film production equipment and materials could be waived or reduced under the incentive program.
  4. Location Assistance: The Indonesian government might assist filmmakers in securing shooting locations and obtaining necessary permits.
  5. Co-production Support: Indonesia has also been involved in bilateral film co-production agreements with certain countries. Co-production projects could benefit from additional incentives and assistance.

To take advantage of these incentives, filmmakers would typically have to meet certain eligibility criteria and comply with specific regulations set forth by the Indonesian government.

To get the most accurate and up-to-date information on film tax breaks and incentives in Indonesia, it is essential to consult the relevant government agencies

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