Filming in Uganda Heart Institute

Filming in Uganda Heart Institute

Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) is a specialized public and tertiary care medical facility owned by the Uganda Ministry of Health. It is a component of Mulago National Referral Hospital, the largest heart hospital in Uganda which serves as the teaching hospital of Makerere University College of Health Sciences.

The Uganda Heart Institute is the specialized unit within Mulago National Referral Hospital that diagnoses, treats, and manages heart diseases, including birth abnormalities, infections, heart attacks, and heart surgery.

What are the requirements and Permission to film in Uganda Heart Institute?

Those intending to come to Uganda to film in Uganda Heart Institute must seek permission from the ministry of health headquarters based in Kampala. This process is a lengthy one and one must allow at least 6 to 8 months in advance securing permission to be allowed to film in the hospital. The reason we insist on many months is that the process involves the government with its bureaucracies. We need time to press a formal and written request which we have to be made aware of different offices and authorities within the ministry of health. All this requires enough time, connections, and patience. The nature of your shoot or proposed documentary will determine whether permission will be granted or not. Ministry of health looks at whether your filming project will not in any way affect patients and works in a given hospital. The ministry of health in Uganda takes the privacy of its patients and workers highly. Send us a brief of your documentary project and we will start processing your filming permission with the ministry of health.

Press or Media Accreditation in Uganda

The most important step to film in Uganda is to acquire your press accreditation or media card issued by the Uganda Media Council. No one is allowed to film or shoot in Uganda without a media pass. Film Crew fixers assist in process media cards in 2-3 working days as long as we have the required paperwork from you. The cost of each media card varies depending on the duration of your shoot. A media card for days not more than 30 costs $175 which is paid to the Uganda Media Council. Please contact us for more information about the processing and cost of your media pass.

Visa and Work permits

To enter Uganda for any purpose, one must hold a valid passport and visa issued by the government of Uganda. Uganda Visa can be obtained on arrival at Entebbe International Airport or any border point. You need a valid passport and yellow fever and COVID 19 certificate. A fee of not less than $50 dollars will be paid at customs in cash. For those interested in staying longer because of work-related issues, a work permit will be needed.  Contact us for all these and more and we will be glad to advise.

Kit customs clearing at Boarder points or Airport

Filming in Uganda requires you to bring in your filming equipment or hiring from neighboring countries like Kenya or South Africa. Uganda is not a carnet free Country and as such, a fee to create a bond is mandatory. Please send us a list of your film equipment showing type, serial number, and value of each and we will send it to our clearing agent for evaluation to establish the cost of clearing. This process takes 2-3 working days to complete this process. Please send us an email for more information on this.

Film Fixers in Uganda to help you film in Uganda Heart Institute

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Uganda and are thus conversant with the local situations and are able to provide relevant information and fix any situation on the ground. These act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Uganda. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer to help you film in Uganda Heart Institute.

Where to stay during filming in Uganda Heart Institute

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Uganda Heart Institute range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. Hotel options include Fairway Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Serena Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, and Protea Hotel among others. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for booking and reservation details

What is the best time to film in Uganda Heart Institute?

Filming in Uganda Heart Institute is done throughout the year.

Why use Film Crew Fixers Uganda to film in Uganda Heart Institute

Film Crew Fixers Uganda is a premier and specialist fixer agency with head offices in Uganda and branches in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We have been in this business for some time and we have the needed connections and expertise required for a successful shoot. We have worked with top local and international companies (Please see PORTFOLIO). For more information about our services, please contact us.

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