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Procedure[edit]

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  1. Applying for a film shooting permit can vary depending on the location and specific requirements of the filming location. Generally, the process involves several steps and may require coordination with different authorities.
  2. Here is a general guide on how to apply for a film shooting permit:

Step 1: Research the Location:

  1. Identify the specific locations where you plan to shoot your film.
  2. Different locations may have different permit requirements, fees, and regulations, so it's essential to research each one thoroughly.

Step 2: Contact Local Film Commission or Permit Office:

  1. Approach the local film commission or the appropriate permit office for the location where you plan to shoot.
  2. Use the following contact link link
  3. They will be able to provide you with the necessary information about permits, application procedures, and any associated fees.

Step 3: Submit Script and Filming Details:

  1. Prepare the script and provide detailed information about your filming project.
  2. Include the shooting schedule, number of crew members, equipment you will be using, and any special effects or stunts you plan to perform.

Step 4: Insurance Requirements:

  1. Many locations will require you to carry liability insurance to cover any potential damages that may occur during filming.
  2. Make sure you have the necessary insurance coverage and be prepared to provide proof of insurance during the application process.

Step 5: Location Agreements and Permissions:

  1. If you plan to shoot on private property, you will need to obtain written permission from the property owner or relevant authority.
  2. Some public locations may also require additional agreements or permissions.

Step 6: Environmental Impact and Safety Measures:

  1. In some cases, you may need to provide details about the environmental impact of your shoot and outline safety measures to protect the public and the environment during filming.

Step 7: Film Crew Information: Provide details about your film crew, including names, roles, and contact information. This is especially important for security and emergency purposes. Step 8: Payment of Fees:

  1. Some filming locations charge permit fees.
  2. Make sure to inquire about the cost and arrange for the payment of any applicable fees.

Step 9: Submit the Application:

  1. Complete the film shooting permit application form with all the necessary information and submit it to the appropriate authorities or film commission.
  2. Some locations may have online application portals, while others may require physical submission.

Step 10: Wait for Approval:

  1. The permit approval process may take some time, so be patient.
  2. During this period, authorities may review your application and request any additional information they may need.
  3. This entire process can be completed within 30 - 90 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.

Step 11: Comply with Permit Conditions:

  1. If your permit is approved, ensure that you adhere to all the conditions and regulations specified in the permit.
  2. This may include respecting specific shooting hours, noise restrictions, and clean-up requirements.

Step 12: Post-Filming Requirements:

  1. After your shoot, you may need to provide follow-up documentation, such as production reports or details of any changes made during filming.


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Required Documents[edit]

  • Film Shooting Permit Application Form
  • Script and Filming Details
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Location Agreements and Permissions
  • Film Crew Information
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (if required)
  • Safety Measures and Emergency Plans
  • Payment of Permit Fees
  • Additional Requirements: Depending on the specific location and the nature of your filming project, there may be additional documents required. For instance, if you plan to film with drones, you might need to submit drone permits or licenses.


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC):
Address: Plot 42-44, Spring Road,
Bugolobi, P.O. Box 7376,
Kampala, Uganda
Phone: +256 414 339000
Email: [email protected]
Contact link

Eligibility[edit]

The eligibility requirements for applying for a film shooting permit vary depending on the location where you are filming. However, some general eligibility requirements are common in many countries.

  • Must have a clear and concise script or synopsis of your film project. This will help the government agency to understand your film and to assess whether it is appropriate for the location where you are planning to film.
  • Must have a production company or other organization that is responsible for the film project. This organization will be responsible for ensuring that the filming process complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Must have insurance coverage for your film project. This insurance will protect you and your production company in case of any accidents or damages that occur during filming.


Fees[edit]

  • The applicant must pay the prescribed fee as requested by the authority.


Validity[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever


Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • This entire process can be completed within 30 -90 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.


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Instructions[edit]

  • Applicants must complete the application form before submitting it. Only complete applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants must provide genuine information while applying for this procedure.


Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the applicant
  • Address
  • Email
  • Telephone
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Country
  • State
  • City
  • Details of the film company
  • Production Company Information
  • Equipment List


Need for the Document[edit]

  • A film shooting permit is a document issued by a government agency that allows the filming of a motion picture in a specific location. Permits are typically required for filming in public places, such as streets, parks, and government buildings. They may also be required for filming on private property, such as businesses and homes.


Information which might help[edit]

  • Film shooting permits are important for several reasons. They help to ensure that the filming process does not disrupt the public or cause any property damage. They also help to protect the privacy of individuals who may be filmed without their consent.


Here are some additional tips for applying for a film shooting permit:

  • Start the application process early. The government agency may be busy, so it is best to start the application process early, especially if you are filming during peak season.
  • Be clear and concise in your application. The government agency will need to understand your film project to process your application, so be sure to provide clear and concise information.
  • Be prepared to provide additional information. The government agency may request additional information from you, such as a detailed shooting schedule or a letter from the local authorities. Be prepared to provide this information if requested.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.


External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

Here are some of the benefits of obtaining a film shooting permit:

  • It allows you to film in public places without disrupting the public or causing any property damage.
  • It protects the privacy of individuals who may be filmed without their consent.
  • It can help you to secure insurance for your film project.
  • It can help you to get permission to use copyrighted material in your film.