Blessed with serene natural beauty, guarded with the mighty Himalayas, people still rooted to a culture that dates back to times immemorial. But at the same time, they are equipped with the modern days’ advancements. Not to mention, every other reason makes Nepal, one of the best destinations for filming. Likewise, the whole experience of shooting in Nepal can be very blissfully fruitful. And much easily so if the aspiring filmmakers have firsthand information on what to do and whom to contact.
Perhaps the best bet is to first become familiar with the basic rules of filmmaking in Nepal, choosing good local companies to work with. And not to mention, having the assistance of government agencies which have the authority.
Special areas for assistance
Filmmakers might need special assistance in certain areas. It includes information on how to shoot on public roads, the use of explosives, shooting in National Parks and Wildlife Reserve, permission for flight paths, the use of airwaves for communicating radio et al. Discussion on these and other special requests takes place on a case by case basis. Therefore, the Ministry of Information and Communications acts as a good first stop for the filmmakers to visit. Furthermore, the Film Development Board can also help by assisting international filmmakers by facilitating different types of equipment.
Ministry of Information and Communications
Formed in the year 1992, The Ministry of Information & Communications (MOIC), widely covers postal services, telecommunications, Broadcasting, Press & Information and Film Development.
Main duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop/promote and disseminate arts and music that reflects national values, culture, art, and heritage.
- Promulgate the Acts/Regulations related to film production, exhibition and distribution and, to promote the use of local resources related to filmmaking.
- Manage and regularise filmmaking in Nepal by foreigners.
Film Development Board
The Film Development Board (FDB), established by the Government of Nepal aims to develop and promote the Nepali Film Industry. FDB has been working continuously working towards creating a supportive environment for the development of Nepali Film Industry. Correspondingly, it also aims to promote different aspects of the film production in Nepal.
At the same time, it has also been working to promote films in the international market. It also attempts to bridge the gap between film entrepreneurship and government bureaucracy. It is committed to providing all kinds of facilities possible.
Welcome to Nepal. Have an incredible filming experience!