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AUTHORIZATION FOR FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

AUTHORIZATION FOR FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT SHRINES UNDER THE CARE OF THE FRANCISCAN CUSTODY OF THE HOLY LAND

The following are required conditions:

1. Filming and photography is permitted only at the shrines indicated on the attached Permission.

2. Once the permit is granted, the contact person for the project must contact the Priest in charge of the shrine one to three days prior to the approved date, in order to confirm dates, times and any other necessary arrangements. Failure to do so could result in the cancellation of the filming permit.

3. A fee of $100 per shrine is to be paid to the Christian Information Center (a receipt will be given upon payment).

4. For the Holy Sepulcher (Jerusalem) and the Basilica of the Nativity (Bethlehem), in addition to the permission of the CIC, separate permissions must be obtained from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and the Armenian Patriarchate; a separate fee applies for each of these Patriarchate. Deposits are non-refundable.

5. It is not permitted to film inside archaeological sites under the jurisdiction of the Custody of the Holy Land

6. The Holy Shrines are places of silence and prayer; they may not be treated as museums or tourist amenities, or for any other secular reason. Modest dress is a requirement.

7. Filming during religious services and of pilgrims is not allowed. Those who wish to film their own pilgrim group must have a reservation for Mass or time of prayer through the Franciscan Pilgrims’ Office fpo@cicts.org The agency who made arrangements for the group should facilitate this as well. If you are not with a group, but are requesting to film at a sanctuary, you may be asked to make a reservation as well according to your request, at the discretion of the director. See below for more indications.

8. The following are strictly forbidden - Filming scenes involving people; the reading of texts or extracts; conducting interviews. [This does not apply if you have a Mass or prayer booking through the Franciscan Pilgrims Office, but filming is only allowed during the specified time and in the designated area of your booking.] It is not permitted to film others who are at the sanctuary for prayer.

9. The CIC has the right to request a copy of any audiovisual material made in the shrines.

10. The use of 360° cameras and drones is strictly forbidden.

11. The Christian Information Center reserves the right at any time to cancel permissions issued because of non-compliance with the above stated regulations. The use of footage or pictures for purposes other than given in your original request and approved by the Director may result in legal action.

Useful contacts:
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Road
P.O.B. 19632, Jerusalem
Tel: +972 (0)2-6274941,
Fax: +972 (0)2-6282048
E-mail: secretariat@jerusalem-patriarchate.info

The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate
Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate Road
P.O.B. 14001, Jerusalem
Tel: +972 (0)2-6282331,
Fax: +972 (0)2-6264861
E-mail: patriarchateofjerusalem@yahoo.com
Website: http://armenian-patriarchate.com/

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