A foreigner wishing to shoot films in Ethiopia shall submit his written application to the Government Communication Affairs Office before his arrival.
1. The application shall contain, among other things.
The name of the company
The name, passport number and nationality of the filming crew
The purpose and title of the film
Duration of the shooting and exact location where it takes place
The production cost of the film
Name and telephone of the contact person or organization in Ethiopia
2.The application shall submit together with his application
A copy of the film script along with its synopsis for feature films or synopsis for documentary films.
A list of equipment necessary for shooting film, in 3 copies.
One passport size photograph at arrival
3. A foreigner applying for shooting film in Ethiopia shall pay to the Office a permit fee.
4.Where an applicant wishes to use an aircraft for shooting a film, he should obtain a flight permit from the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority.
5. The application has to be addressed to the Government Communication Affairs Office Foreign Media Accreditation.
6. Visa type of all crew members shall be Business visa
7.Departure from Ethiopia / Flight No / Date / Time
The permit and letter to the customs shall be issued immediately when the film crew members appear in person and sign an understanding to adhere to the conditions of permit and respect the laws of the country.
For more details see also, Film shooting permit Council of Minister Regulations No 66/2000.
Further information can be obtained by Telephone – 251 – 9-13 – 433780 / 251 – 9 – 13 – 585413 / Fax 251 – 1 – 1 – 5 – 542586 / B.O.Box 1364