The Media Projects section of the Dicastery for Communication (DfC) examines all requests concerning documentary projects. Requests for filming and photographing ceremonies and places directly dependent on the Holy See within the context of documentary projects must be first addressed to this office. Any requests sent to other Vatican offices must still be reviewed and approved by the Media Projects section of the DfC before the necessary authorization for filming within Vatican territory can be issued. Priority is given to projects of a scientific, educational, historical, artistic, or cultural scope, and especially those for the purpose of evangelization. All projects must have as their objective to contribute to informing the public in an accurate and appropriate way on the religious and moral mission of the Holy See, also through its artistic and spiritual patrimony.


Application Procedures, Norms and Notes