WHAT OUR LOCAL FILM FIXERS IN NIAMEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FILMING IN NIGER, AFRICA
Niger is located in the heart of West Africa. It is bordered on the north by Algeria and Libya, on the east by Chad, on the south by Nigeria and Benin and on the west by Burkina Faso and north-west by Mali.
In Niger, the climate is desert in the north, semi-desert in the centre, and semi-arid of the savanna in the south. In fact, the rains increase from north to south because of the African monsoon, which brings humidity and clouds from the Atlantic Ocean, in the June-September period. The best time to film in Niger is winter, from December to mid-February, when the sun shines in the whole country.
Niger has 11 official languages, with French being the official language and Hausa the most spoken language. .
The West African CFA Franc (XOF) is the currency of Niger. Cash is king as credit cards are very seldom accepted and there are few ATMs. Euros are the best foreign currency to carry, but US dollars are also easy to exchange.
The crime rate in the country is very high. The main problems are related to corruption and bribery, thefts, car thefts ectr.
Film locations, local talent and support film crew are inexpensive but since little to no filming infrastructure exists all key crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. Film fixer in Niger will negotiate local deals and provide the appropriate level of production support to match every budget.
At present there are no tax incentives for foreign film production in Niger.
WHAT OUR LOCAL FILM FIXERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FILM PERMIT ,VISAS AND WORK PERMITS WHEN FILMING ON LOCATION IN THE NIGER, AFRICA
Visas & Work Permits
A passport, visa, and proof of vaccination against yellow fever are required for entry into Niger. It is best to go through a visa service. Local film fixers in Niger will assist with film permit applications which will include accreditation for international crew.
Film Location Permits for Niger
It is recommended that a local film fixer and location manager provide this service as unauthorised photography is against the law. Penalties include fines, imprisonment and confiscation of equipment.
WHAT OUR LOCAL FILM FIXERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FILM LOCATIONS IN THE NIGER, AFRICA
Much of Niger consists of untouched landscapes, dotted here and there with old caravan towns and abandoned medieval settlements. The mountains of the north and the dunes of the centre and south hold a captivating, enigmatic atmosphere, made even more memorable by the mud-brick architecture of the market towns developed over the centuries. Most film makers head to the southwest, where an abundance of protected areas rich in wildlife, some of the most scenic views of the Niger River, and the country’s capital just beg to be explored
WHAT OUR LOCAL FILM FIXERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FILM CREWS,EQUIPMENT AND TALENT IN NIGER, AFRICA
Niger has a very small local pool of directors, videographers and stills photographers. Key film crew should be brought in from abroad or neighbouring Nigeria
Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiable.
All film equipment will have to be shipped from neighbouring African countries.