Crystal Film Fixers Uganda extends their services to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. However, it should be noted that in each of the mentioned nation, its mandatory for every foreign journalist, film crew members and media house workers to first get media card/ media permit or media accreditation to do filming.
Application for media permit in Uganda
Uganda is a land locked country found in East Africa. Its bordered by Kenya in the eastern, Tanzania in South, Sudan in the north and Democratic Republic of Congo in the west.
In Uganda, each film crew member must apply for media card by Filling the G- Form. Here crystal Fixers Uganda comes in to assist the film crew in the entire process of getting media pass.
After filling the G- Form, film crew member must attach the following documents:
- Copies of the scanned passport (Bio page)
- Re scent passport size photo
- Other information in detailed writing
All the documents are submitted to Uganda Media Council for approval and process the media cards.
Media card fees in Uganda
- US$175 per person – Not exceeding 30 days
- US$225 per person – beyond 30 days to six months
- US$325 per person – 2years
Note: The above tariffs can be amended by UMC without prior consultation.
Media Cards in Kenya
Just like in Uganda, Kenya media card or media accreditation is applied by every Filming member must apply in writing. Fill out the Kenya filming license form and attach the following:
- The screen play
- Shooting schedule (Film itinerary)
Submit your application to Film Licensing officer or Kenya Film commission (KFC). Filming permit for features, documentaries, short films, music, videos, corporate videos and commercials are issued within few days of application. For TV series and full- length feature films are process may take long time though under 7 days however, each member need a Kenyan visa. You can apply for a Kenyan visa from the Kenya Embassy in your country.
After applying for a film license, acquire a short term work permit. The work permit is issued by the immigration department and allows to work in the country for a period for which your filming license is valid.
In brief, Kenya Filming permit requires you:
- Formal application latter
- List of foreign crew members, passport numbers and date of expiry of the passport.
- Script & synopsis or story board
- List of equipment to be imported for film shooting + the value of each film equipment.
- Shooting purpose
Kenya Filming Media card Fees
- Full length Feature film/ Tv series – Kshs 15,000/ $150
- Documentaries/ short dramas/ short features – Kshs 5000/ $50
- Filming fees per day – Kshs 1000 or US$10
- Ministry charges – Kshs400/ US$50, paid per day to cover Liaison officer.