Filming in Switzerland


“The Spy Who Loved Me”, “Syriana”, “Chocolat”, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” – aside from having in common the fact they are all world-famous films, these productions also share the commonality of being movies filmed in Switzerland.

  • Filming in Switzerland
  • Fixers in Switzerland
  • Popular Filming locations

Filming in Switzerland

“The Spy Who Loved Me”, “Syriana”, “Chocolat”, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” – aside from having in common the fact they are all world-famous films, these productions also share the commonality of being movies filmed in Switzerland.

Located in central Europe, Switzerland is a country famed for its vast natural beauty. From the Swiss Alps to landmark lakes, stunning resorts and hiking trails, there is much in the way of natural wonders to discover. Of course, the country is known for being a banking and finance epicentre, and the city centres are home to historic, characterful buildings that today act as banks. This blending of old and new, natural and manmade create many interesting juxtapositions that appeal to filmmakers and stills photographers alike.

With two main production centres in Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland has a well-established film industry already. At NEEDaFixer, we have a global network of film fixers that can assist productions with many aspects of arranging a Swiss shoot. Whether you need help in pre- or post-production or require assistance for the duration of your project, our experienced fixers are available to help.

Fixers in Switzerland

Our fixers in Switzerland film a multitude of productions, including documentaries, TV shows and movies. Whether you need people to help you source local talent, or want an experienced crew we have experienced directors, producers and editors that will help bring your production to life.


Whether it’s an action-packed movie or historical documentary, our directors are experienced with health and safety issues and know how to make the most of every production and story.


A producer is the most important part of any filming process because they oversee every aspect of the movie/TV show. Our production specialists keep you on track, under budget and deliver on time.

Crew Members

Whether it’s audio specialists, cinematographers or storyboard support, we’re happy to help in whichever capacity you choose.

To enquire about services, availability and production fixer rates, click here to email us now.

Popular Filming locations

It’s impossible to describe the beauty of Switzerland because it’s so beautiful – only the eyes can truly appreciate everything the country has to offer. Filled to the brim with cultural diversity, there’s something for everyone.


Known as the countries French canton, Geneva is a stunning example of culture and beauty. People flock to the lake and its cosmopolitan appeal is perfect for filming European language movies, or large scale production.

The Switzerland film industry offers so many opportunities, for producers or a director because there’s stunning scenery at every corner.


Zurich is the financial hub of Switzerland, and the German-speaking canton is full of culture, museums and high-end shops. If you’re planning on a serious movie or documentary, Zurich is one of those locations where you can’t go wrong.


Perhaps not as well known as Geneva and Zurich, Basel is a scenic location, with an abundance of medieval buildings and stunning culture. Period dramas would really come to life in this stunning city.


Ticino is the only region of Switzerland with an Italian speaking population. What makes this place so special is the crystal clear blue lake, which really takes your breath away. Filming here means any movie will stand out.

Swiss Alps

Well, we can’t forget the Swiss Alps, because they embody everything that’s beautiful about Switzerland. One of the most popular places to Ski, you can film your very own winter wonderland which will become a visual masterpiece.

Frequently Asked Questions

How easy is it to get permits?

Home to the long-established movie industry, Switzerland makes acquiring film permits a straightforward process. A service producer can help you find the right permit for either a public or private location, as many of the latter are normally keen to welcome those who’d like to film.

Do I need a visa or work permit?

Switzerland is a member of the Schengen Area, even though it is not a member of the EU. As such, cast and crews can normally enter and film for up to 90 days without needing a visa. Should there be any need for further paperwork, a fixer can assist with arranging this.

Can I hire equipment once there?

It’s relatively easy to hire equipment in Switzerland, and our fixers can help you source the right cameras, microphones and lighting equipment to bring your production to life.

What is the climate like?

Switzerland has a stunning snowy mountain backdrop in winter and summers are warm. The country has a pleasant climate, and it’s a real treat for producers, directors and cast members to experience this international gem.

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