Murmansk, unlike Norilsk, is not classified as a “closed” or “restricted-access” city in Russia. It’s a major port city located in the northwest part of the country, above the Arctic Circle. Filming in Murmansk doesn’t require the same level of specialized permits as Norilsk, but standard procedures for filming in Russia still apply.
Filming Permits for the Arctic Circle locations
While not as restrictive as in closed cities, you’ll still need to secure filming permits for specific locations, especially for places of cultural, historical, or military significance.
- Notification to Authorities: Depending on the nature and scale of the filming, it might be necessary to inform local authorities or law enforcement, particularly if the filming could impact public spaces or traffic.
- Customs and Equipment Importation: If bringing in filming equipment from outside Russia, you’ll need to comply with customs regulations. This might include declaring equipment and possibly paying temporary importation fees.
- Visas for Foreign Crew: All foreign crew members will need appropriate visas to work in Russia. It’s crucial to ensure that everyone has the correct type of visa for the nature of their work.
- Local Regulations: Local regulations and requirements might vary, so it’s advisable to check with local authorities or a local production service company.
- Cultural Sensitivity and Environmental Consideration: Given Murmansk’s location in the Arctic and its cultural significance, filmmakers are advised to be sensitive to environmental and cultural concerns.
In summary, while filming in Murmansk is generally more straightforward than in a closed city like Norilsk, it’s important to plan ahead and adhere to the necessary legal and bureaucratic requirements of filming in Russia.
Filming in Murmansk a port located in the northwest part of Russia
Stock Footage we are licensing
Filming in Andreev Bay for a Documentary Projects:
Andreeva Bay is well-suited for documentary films focused on environmental issues, Cold War history, nuclear waste management, and international cooperation in ecological restoration. The site offers a compelling and visually striking setting that can enhance narratives related to isolation, survival, historical events, or ecological disasters.
Andreeva Bay is relatively close to Murmansk, at least in the context of the vast distances typical in the Russian North. It’s located about 55 kilometers (34 miles) east of the Russia-Norway border on the coast of the Barents Sea. The distance from Murmansk to Andreeva Bay is approximately 250 kilometers (about 155 miles) by road. This proximity to Murmansk, a major city in the region, has been significant in terms of logistics and support for the environmental remediation efforts taking place in Andreeva Bay.
Filming in Andreeva Bay would be a complex endeavor, requiring meticulous planning, permissions, and sensitivity to the site’s environmental and historical significance. However, for projects that align with its unique characteristics, it could provide an extraordinarily impactful setting.
Looking for exclusive footage of Murmansk and its surrounding areas?
Dive into our vast collection, captured over various eras and events. Professionally recorded with Betacam SP and Digital Betacam, we offer licensing in top-notch digital format. Enhancements post-digitization available to ensure you receive only the best.
Tape 118″ contains footage from the years 1994-1996. From the city of Murmansk, the tape captures:
Kursk Catastrophe Tape 169 (A55) Description
- Tape Duration and Content:
- 10 minutes duration, labeled “169 (A55)”
- Contains underwater footage presumably related to the Kursk incident.
- A brief interview featuring Seleznev and Primakov.
- Scenes of individuals at computers in an office setting.
- Underwater Filming:
- Depicts the Kursk submarine lifting operation carried out after the tragic sinking in August 2000.
- Views of the Barents sea shoreline.
- Details of the sunken submarine, other Russian nuclear submarines, and accompanying vessels.
- Footage of military ship crews at work.
- Rescue and Recovery:
- Utilization of a Dutch-owned Giant 4 barge with 26 steel cables to retrieve the 18,000-ton vessel from the seabed mud.
- Challenges faced: storms and technical difficulties causing delays.
- Kursk’s reactors safely shut down post-recovery, eliminating threats during the lifting process.
- Recovery of crew remains and 22 Granit supersonic cruise missiles by the Russian navy.
- The submarine was transported to a dry dock near Murmansk, Russia, for further examination.
- Investigation and Speculation:
- Uncertainty regarding the exact cause of the tragedy.
- Possibility of an onboard torpedo or weapon explosion.
- Rejection of the theory suggesting a collision with a foreign submarine.
- International Collaboration:
- Assistance from British (ship LR-5) and Norwegian (rescue vessel Seaway Eagle) divers.
- Challenges faced: harsh weather, poor visibility, and the submarine’s positioning on the seabed.
- Successful lifting with the Giant-4 vessel’s aid.
- Post-recovery transportation of the Kursk to Murmansk’s coast.
- Video Highlights:
- Joint efforts of Norwegian and Russian specialists.
- Views of the Barents Sea, Norwegian rescue operations, sailors inside the submarine, Russian submarines, and Barents Sea coastlines.
A80 Tape Description
- Duration: 30 minutes.
- Interviews and public surveys.
- Digitized footage covers views of Murmansk port, ships, and coastline.
A81 Tape Description
- Digitization: Not digitized.
- Duration: 5 minutes.
- Features city views and a decent panorama of Murmansk.
A85 Tape Description
- Digitization: Not digitized.
- Duration: 30 minutes.
- good scenes.
- The arrival of a train (possibly with relatives of the deceased?) at the Murmansk train station with a crowd of people.
- Museum content about submarines: photographs of submarines, ship models, and ammunition.
Cassette №164 (A59) Description
- Type: Report.
- Duration: 3 minutes.
- About the preparation for the expedition to “Kursk”.
- Scene setting: Murmansk during winter, coastline.
We have amassed an extensive collection of footage covering the Murmansk region and its surroundings, capturing various events and moments over the years. We are pleased to offer this footage for licensing in the highest digitized format available. The footage was professionally captured using Betacam SP and Digital Betacam equipment. Furthermore, some of this footage can be enhanced further post-digitalization to ensure optimal quality for our clients.