Filming in Pugnido Refugee camp

Filming in Pugnido Refugee camp

Pugnido Refugee Camp is the oldest refugee camp in the Gambella Region of on the border with South Sudan. Pugnido hosts South Sudan refugees who arrived in different waves since 1993, in 2012 and following post-December 2013 conflicts in the country of origin.

Like other refugee camps in South Sudan it is as well possible to film in Pugnido refugee settlement camp Film fixers Uganda has handled many production companies and film crews that have visited various refugee camps in South Sudan to make films and documentaries about life of refuges in these camps. Pugnido Refugee Camp is managed by the UNHCR. Eco film fixerswith its Post covid 19 Filming guidelines (SOPs) will handle all your pre and production fixer services. Feel free to get in touch here

Filming Permissions to film in Pugnido Refugee Camp

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Pugnido Refugee Camp. Securing a filming permit in South Sudan can be an expensive and time consuming process so make sure to allow plenty of time for us to help you secure the permit for you. You will also need to get permission from the authorities managing the refugee camp. The first step is to complete all necessary applications with the help of Eco film fixers. The application will be submitted to our local South Sudan consulate so that they can complete the application. South Sudan authorities are known to be mercurial with their permitting. Be sure to have all permits in writing. Contact us here and we will help you secure a filming permit for filming in South Sudan

Cost to film in Pugnido Refugee Camp

The cost of your filming trip to Pugnido Refugee Camp will depend on the itinerary of your shoot to determine how much you will pay for your filming trip to this settlement Camp.


We normally encourage all crews to do proper preparations in order to survey all potential locations to avoid under or over estimations.

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

South Sudan Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase the tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry in South Sudan. All film crew members travelling to South Sudan must obtain an Electronic visa unless they are of a South Sudanese origin, come from one of the visa exempt countries or they come from one of the countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival. The cost of South Sudan visa and the application process depends on your nationality and the country where you are applying. You will therefore need to contact your local embassy for South Sudan to establish the exact fee you will have to pay. 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 South Sudan embassy or us here for the latest travel information to South Sudan.

South Sudan Vehicle Hire Services

Eco film fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film in Pugnido Refugee Camp depending on their interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film. 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.

Film Fixers in South Sudan to help you film in Pugnido Refugee Camp.

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of South Sudan 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 South Sudan. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in South Sudan to help you film in Pugnido Refugee Camp.

Where to Stay during filming in Pugnido Refugee Camp

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Pugnido Refugee Camp 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 booking and reservation details

What is the best time to film in Pugnido Refugee Camp

Filming in Pugnido Refugee Camp is done throughout the year and the best time is during the dry season between November and April.

Why use Eco film fixers to film Pugnido Refugee Camp

Eco film fixers is a local fixer company based in Uganda, we assist filming companies and Production agencies in South Sudan and East Africa as a whole 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 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 for successful filming in Pugnido Refugee Camp.