applying for a script approval

For all films and TV series filming in any government or private locations, script approval must be received prior to submitting an application for a filming permit.

Arabic productions must submit a full script in Arabic.  All other productions must submit full scripts in English.  The entire script should be submitted, even if only a sequence is shot in Dubai. 

Local production houses and licensed freelancers can submit the script clearance by clicking here

For individuals, international companies of any activities, register here to submit your script, however, to submit a filming request, a local production house should be hired

You may cancel a request for script approval after submission but it is not possible to adjust an already submitted request unless specifically asked by the Commission to do so.

Script approval takes up to 25 business days to be issued.  The UAE working week is Sunday through Thursday.  Weekends and public holidays are not business days.  The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) will contact you as soon as an approval has been granted.  DFTC strictly ensures the confidentiality of each script.  For more information regarding script approvals, see the Terms and Conditions section on our website.


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One of the standout aspects of working with Icon House is their dedicated and highly skilled manpower. The crew members are not only experts in their respective fields but also incredibly professional and easy to work with. Their commitment to excellence and their collaborative spirit have significantly contributed to the success of our productions.

Over the past decade, Icon art production. has consistently demonstrated reliability, innovation, and a genuine passion for the craft of filmmaking. Their comprehensive support and attention to detail have made them an indispensable partner for us. We look forward to many more years of fruitful collaboration with Icon art production. whom we consider a part of our production family now.

Kalyan Chakravarthy
Kalyan Chakravarthy

Creative Director/ Producer


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