Filming in Keren the Cultural capital of Eritrea

Keren also spelled as Cheren, and historically known as Sanhit is the second-largest city in Eritrea. It is in the northwestern part of Asmara.

The city sprawls on a wide basin surrounded by granitic mountains on all sides offering a great opportunity for landscape filming. It also offers an opportunity to film in the Anseba region home to the Bilen and Tigre ethnic groups. Are you a filmmaker and interested in filming in Keren the Cultural capital of Eritrea, contact us to help you plan and book for your shoot accordingly.

 Keren the Cultural Capital of Eritrea

Requirements to film in Keren the Cultural capital of Eritrea

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Keren. 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 Keren.

Unauthorized filming, photography or any other recording of government buildings, military installations and key infrastructure 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 Keren.

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

Eritrea Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry in Eritrea. You must obtain 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 contact your local Eritrean diplomatic mission or us here for the latest travel information to Eritrea.

Eritrea Vehicle Hire Services

Africa Fixers will help organize transport for film crews to film in Keren depending on their interest, 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 travelled.

Local Film Fixers in Keren

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 are able to provide relevant information and fix any situation on ground. These acts as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Keren. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in Eritrea.

Where to stay during filming in Keren

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Keren range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include Costina Hotel and Sarina Hotel among others. Contact us here for booking and reservation details.

What is the best time to film in Keren?

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

Why use Africa Fixers?

Film crew 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 Keren City.