Filming in Bugesera Reception Center

Filming in Bugesera Reception Center

Filming in Bugesera Reception Center, Bugesera Reception Center is located in Bugesera District. This was established in early 2015 immediately after the Burundian refugees began arriving in Rwanda to initially receive, register, and provide temporary assistance to those fleeing.

Are you a filmmaker and you have a project to shoot in Bugesera Reception Center, contact us here we will help you secure all the required permissions with ease accordingly.

Requirements and permissions for filming in Bugesera Reception Center

It all starts with preparations to ensure that all is in order before you fly into the country for the shoot, and in line with the recent events relating to Covid-19, checkups are a must before flying to Rwanda.

You will need to get a filming permit for you to be allowed to film in Bugesera Reception Center. Rwanda filming permits are issued by the Ministry of Sports and Culture and then permission to shoot in Rwanda Refugee Camps is got from the UNHCR’S Kigali office. Filming permits can be secured directly by contacting this ministry however if you want less hassle then Eco film fixers can assist you to do all the ground process to secure for you the Rwanda Filming permits. Filming permits in Rwanda cost $30 valid for 15 Days and $50 valid for 3 Days the permit is strictly issued by Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture. Then for your filming equipment will also need to be cleared with customs at the point of Entry in Rwanda. Contact us at Eco Film Fixers we will be able to process both the filming permissions with Local Authorities in Rwanda, Accommodation, transportation for you as well guide and help you with clearance processes at the point of entry into Rwanda.

Rwanda Press Accreditation

After securing the Rwanda Filming permits for filming in Rwanda, all film crew members must have press Accreditation from the Rwanda Media High Council. For you to get the press accreditation in Rwanda you will be required to fill in the Rwanda Press Accreditation Application Form (Which we normally send to you) with all details and then attached the following;

  • Official letter requesting for accreditation addressed to the Executive Secretary
  • Two coloured passport size photographs
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of visa expect for those who come from countries that benefit from the Rwanda Visa Waiver For example From the East African Community member states, USA, COMESA Member states among others contact us here for more details
  • A copy of a press card from your country of origin
  • A receipt of Payment from Rwanda Revenue Authority
  • List of Filming equipment and kits to be used during your shoot

On top of this, we will need a letter from the filming company detailing who they are, why they are filming, where they will be filming and details of crew members on this shoot. We will attach this letter to all details provided and send them to Rwanda Media High Council for press accreditation. This takes 2-3 working days for the press accreditation cards to be ready.

For you to secure the Rwanda Press Accreditation you are required to pay as follows to Rwanda Revenue Authority depending on the length of your shoot in Rwanda;

  • $30 Press Accreditation Card valid for 01 to 15 days
  • $50 Press Accreditation Card valid for 15 days to 30 days
  • $100 Press Accreditation Card valid for 1 to 3 months
  • $200 Press Accreditation Card valid for 3 to 6 months
  • $300 Press Accreditation Card valid for 6 months to 1 year

Kindly note the rates above are used as a guide and these change from time to time. Contact us here for up to date rates

Rwanda Visa Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist or Business visa for you to get into Rwanda for Filming. Many film crews prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Rwanda but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point and in this case Kigali International Airport upon paying USD50.00 for a Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately.

Rwanda Vehicle Hire Services

Eco Film Fixers organizes transport for film crews depending on their interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations they are filming in Rwanda. For rough terrains we recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver/Fixer. 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. We also organize both charter and schedule air transport for those that need to fly in order to reduce on the number of hours.

Security during your shoot in Bugesera Reception Center

For filming in refugee camps, security is critical, and it’s advised to have either one or two armed security guards with you for the entire duration of the shoot. You may not know what the situation is around the camp and having security may come in handy if the community gets hostile. Security personnel hired from Rwanda National Police require us to submit in a request and a fee is determined per day per security officer.

Local Film Fixers in Rwanda to help you film in Bugesera Reception Center

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Rwanda and are thus conversant with the local situations and are able to provide relevant information and fix any situation on ground. These act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Bugesera Reception Center.

Where to stay during filming in Bugesera Reception Center

Accommodation options to stay in during filming in Bugesera Reception Center range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for reservation and booking details.

What is the best time to film in Bugesera Reception Center?

Filming in Bugesera Reception Center is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is always a dry season period making the shoot easy.

Why use Eco Film Fixers to film in Bugesera Reception Center?

Eco Film Fixers is a local fixer company, we assist filming companies and Production agencies in Uganda and East Africa as a whole we have done this for the last 8 years. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides. We have all relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies in Rwanda to make sure that accreditation and filming permits are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know to film in Bugesera Reception Center.