Filming permits and permissions in Uganda – Filming location permissions
Great Adventure Safaris organizes Filming Permits and Permissions in Uganda for Film Crews. Several organizations require Film Crews to have permission to conduct filming and we do this on behalf of Film Crews that do contact us. If you are interested in carrying out filming in the gazetted forest, then you will require permissions and permits from National Forestry Authority. Such forests include Budongo forest, Kibale Forest, Mabira forest among others.
We work hand in hand with National Forest Authority to make sure that permits are secured in time. We have been working with National Forest Authority headquarters in Kampala and it just takes us few days to process for you such permits. National Forestry Authority does not require so many details but a letter written to them expressing a desire to film in Uganda’s forest will be enough.
Other organizations that strictly request that you get permits is the Uganda Wildlife Authority where every film crew will need to sign a memorandum of understanding-filming contract for the period they will spend in any of Uganda National Park carrying out filming. We do organize this for your organization and you do not need to hassle so much. Once you have provided us with what you want to film, in which national park, and the number of days and months you will be spending, then we will forward them to Uganda Wildlife Authority who will, in turn, evaluate and process a filming contract for you.
How to apply for Press Accreditation in Uganda?
Press accreditation in Uganda – is issued by the Uganda media council after the film crew members fill out FORM G and this is accompanied by copies of scanned passport and recent passport sized-photos to be used in processing your media card.
Normally the process takes 2-3 working days from the time we receive all the above – mentioned documents, to get your media cards.
To accompany all the individually filled out Form G for each Crew Member, the team leader (producer? has got to send us a detailed write up or synopsis of the film you intend to shoot in Uganda. We will send all the details to Uganda Media Council for approval.
After securing your media cards, we will then need to advise and further asset you in securing all the other necessary permits and permissions all guided by your scriptwriter.
Press Accreditation fees in Uganda
- a fee of $175 per person is paid for a period not exceeding 30 days of the journalist stay
- a fee of $225 per person is paid for a period beyond 30 days up to six months of stay
- a fee of $325 per person is paid for a period of two years
Secure Filming Permits for Uganda and Rwanda
Great Adventure Safaris organizes filming permits and permissions for Uganda and Rwanda. Several organizations and locations require production companies to have the approval to conduct filming, and we do this on behalf of Film Crews that do contact us. Are you interested in filming in Uganda and Rwanda, please contact us for details.
We have a good working relationship with different organizations in Uganda and Rwanda in charge of issuing Filming Permits and Permissions to make sure that they are secured in time. This may include government agencies in different countries that we feature as well as locations you may be interested in.
Send us all your details about what you want to film, when, where plus number of days and we will advise on the best way to process Filming Permits Permissions required.