WHAT HOODLUM FILM FIXERS EGYPT HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FILMING ON LOCATION IN WESTERN AND EASTERN DESERT IN EGYPT
Desert film locations are situated on the east and west bank of the Nile River. To the east the terrain consists of a sandy highland that stretch to the Gulf of Suez and onto the Red Sea. This region is rich in natural resources where Egypt’s major oil fields are situated. To the west, the region is known for its desert oasis of Siwa, Fayyum, Bahariyya, Farafra, Dakhla, and Kharga. The chalk rock towers give the White Desert its name while the Black Desert is known for its black volcanic hills. The Saharan sands of the Great Sand Sea cover thousands and thousands of kilometers.
Film permits to film in public spaces take from 6 weeks to 2 months depending on the type of public place e.g., streets, a museum, historical place ectr. While filming in these public spaces the international film crew must be accompanied by at least one or more government officials.
EQUIPMENT TEMPORPARY IMPORT PERMITS
Requires permits. The costs is dependant on the amount and cost of gear brought in.
INTERNATIONAL PRESS ACCREDITATION
All international film crews wishing to film on location in Egypt require press accreditation.
Visas can be applied for online or bought on the airport for 25 USD.