Filming in Eritrea

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency, or production company looking for film/photography production support or shooting crew in Eritrea? Contact us here for trusted fixers, producers, directors, DOPs, videographers, photographers, and full shooting crews tailored for the specific needs of your project. Film Fixer Ethiopia we can provide you with answers, references and bids quickly and services including information on different film locations in Eritrea, Eritrea filming permits, when to shoot, unique local stories, costs, tax incentives, crews, talent, equipment, communications, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits for filming, transport, film-friendly accommodation, and safety advice.

Eritrea Film Locations

Eritrea is a country located on Africa’s Red Sea coast in the horn of Africa. It shares borders with Ethiopia, Sudan, and Djibouti. Asmara is the capital city of Eritrea best known for its Italian colonial buildings, like St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and art deco structures. Italian, Egyptian, and Turkish architecture in Massawa reflect the port city’s colorful history. We find major filming locations in six regions which include Maekel, Anseba, Gash-Barka, Debub, Northern and southern Red sea.

Other filming locations include; Denkalya Desert, Medebar Market, Yob Wildlife Reserve, Semenawi Bahiri National Park.

Requirements and fees to film in Eritrea

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Eritrea. Securing a filming permit in Eritrea can be an expensive and time-consuming process, so allow plenty of time for us to help you secure the permit for you. Filming in locations is possible in Eritrea given time, money, and the right approach. Contact us here for more information on filming in Eritrea.

Unauthorized filming, photography or any other recording of government buildings, military installations, and key infrastructures such as airports and border controls is illegal while filming in Eritrea. Penalties may include arrest, fines, and confiscation of your equipment. Please contact us here for more information on filming in Eritrea.

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees, and transport for a successful shoot in Eritrea as below;

Eritrea Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry into Eritrea. You must get a visa from one of the Eritrean diplomatic missions close to you in your country of origin unless you come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries eligible for a visa on arrival. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit, and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you to contact your local Eritrean diplomatic mission or us here for the latest travel information to Eritrea.

Eritrea Vehicle Hire Services

Film Fixers will help you organize transport for your film crew to film in Eritrea depending on your interest, filming location, budget, and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your filming schedule to establish mileage and distance to be traveled.

Film Fixers in Eritrea

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Eritrea and are thus conversant with the local situations and can provide relevant information and fix any situation on the ground. These act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Eritrea. Contact us here if you need a Film fixer to help you shoot in Eritrea.

Where to stay during filming in Eritrea

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Eritrea range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your filming location, interests, and budget. Lodge options include Albergo Italia, Africa Pension, and House Asmara Palace among others. Contact us here for booking and reservation details.

What is the best time to film in Eritrea?

Filming in Eritrea is done throughout the year. Generally, Eritrea has very good year-round sunny and dry filming conditions.

Why use Film Crew fixers?

Africa Fixers is a local fixer company based in Ethiopia, we assist filming companies and Production agencies interested in filming both in Ethiopia and Eritrea. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides based in Eritrea. We have all relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits are processed in the shortest time possible for a successful shoot in Eritrea. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming in Eritrea.