Registration Guideline for NGO

Application Structure for film shooting in Ethiopia

A foreigner wishing to shoot films in Ethiopia shall submit his/her written application to the Ministry of Information before his arrival

1. The application shall contain , among other things ,

  • The name of the company
  • The name, the passport number and the nationality of the filming crew.
  • The purpose 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 applicant shall submit together with his/her application,

  • Acopy of the film script along with its synopsis for feature films or synopsis for documntary films.
  • A list of equipments necessary for shooting film, in 4 copies.
  • One passport size photograph at arrival .

3. A foreingner applying for the shooting film in Ethiopia shall pay to the ministry a permit fee.

4. Where an applicant wishes to use an aircraft for shooting a film, he should obtain a flight permit from Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority.

5. The application has to be addressed to the Ministry of Information Press Licence Department.


  • The permit and letter to the customs shall be issued immediatly when the film crewmembers appear in person and sign an undertainking to adhere to the conditions of permit and respect the laws of the country.
  • Further information can be obtained by :
  • Tel 251-1-1-5-54 04 83 or 251-1-1-5-54 04 79 cell phone 251-09-11-2406 66.
  • Fax Number 251-1-1-5-54 04 73
    • P.O.Box 1364
    • Addis Ababa
    • Ethiopia



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