About Sendai Miyagi Film Commission

The prefecture of Miyagi is well-known for its picturesque tourist sites of rich natural beauty and historical and cultural heritages in various locales. This reputation has invited a wide variety of interest from both film and TV productions, inspiring even more artistic minds nationally and internationally. We therefore believe that promotion of the screen industry in Miyagi not only increases local economic sustainability through media initiatives, but also esteems the value of traditions and legacies rooted in the region.

Sendai Miyagi Film Commission (SMFC), launched on April 23, 2003, is a united regional screen agency working to develop screen cultures in Miyagi Prefecture. Combining the formerly decentralized support systems, SMFC works closely with media organizations by providing vital information of filming locations, arranging itineraries and correspondence with public institutions, and ensuring that filming activities and crews’ stays in the region proceed smoothly.

What We Do

What We Do
What We Do

Advice on location scouting in Miyagi

Advice on location filming, crew and facilities

Providing permit information and relevant contact details

Attendance at location shootings in Miyagi

Giving general information on local services (accommodation, parking, restaurants, etc)

Assistance with finding local extras and volunteers


Free online location and filming guides

Update and maintenance of the SMFC location database

Promotion activities to develop both existing and new networks with TV and film productions

Promotion at Home

Publicity campaign to acknowledge residents’ benefits and rights in relation to location filming activities in their areas

Sendai Miyagi Film Commission Profile

Established:April 23 2003


Member Organizations

Sendai City

Miyagi Prefectural Government

Matsushima Town

Sendai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Miyagi Tourist Association, and Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association


C/O Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association, 6F Higashinihon Fudosan Sendai Ichibancho Building, 3-3-20 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai city, Miyagi, 980-0811

TEL:+81(0)22-393-8416 FAX:+81(0)22-268-6252


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