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Mozambique

Mozambique Film & Photography Production Services.

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Mozambique? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in Mozambique? See below for an introduction to Mozambique locations, permits, when to shoot, costs, talent, crews, equipment, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits, film friendly hotels, transport, communications and safety advice.

Film Locations of interest in Mozambique include Bazaruto Archipelago tropical islands and coral reefs, Quirimbas Archipelago, untouched white sand beaches, Ilha de Mozambique, Inhaca Island, surf breaks, wildlife parks such as Gorongosa National Park, Maputo Railway Station and the Zambezi River. Mozambique offers some impressive underwater photography looks.

Mozambique Film Location Permits must be obtained through a registered Mozambican production company. Please contact us for more location specific information.

When to shoot? The climate in Mozambique varies depending on the region. The southern parts of the country are generally drier and less tropical than the north. November to May is the hot, wet season. June to October is the warm, dry season. This is the best time for underwater photography with warm, calm waters and excellent visibility. June to August are the best months for surfing conditions. For monthly weather statistics please see here.

The Chopi Music Festival takes place in July.

Costs. Locations, local talent and support crew are inexpensive but since little to no filming infrastructure exists all key crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. Our Mozambican fixer will negotiate local deals and provide the appropriate level of production support to match every budget.

Talent day rates and buyouts are negotiable. The Makua are the largest ethnic group and are dominant in the north of Mozambique. The Sena and Shona are prominent in the Zambezi valley. The Shangaan dominate southern Mozambique. Other groups include the Makonde, Yao, Swahili, Tonga, Chopi, and Nguni. Some Portuguese and Indian looks are also available. All other talent needs to be brought in from abroad.

Crews. Mozambique has a very small pool of directors, videographers and stills photographers. Key crew should be brought in from abroad.

Contact us if you are looking for a director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew for your shoot in Mozambique.

Equipment. You will need to bring in all camera, lighting and grip equipment from abroad.

Art department and set construction is very basic.

Studios. None exist at present.

Tax Incentives. At present there are no tax incentives for foreign commercials or films shooting in Mozambique.

Post Production. Post abroad.

Visas and Work Permits. All nationals require a visa to enter Mozambique. Crew from countries that do not have a Mozambican mission, may be able to obtain a visa on arrival, although this is not guaranteed. To be safe, it is recommended that you apply for a visa from your closest Mozambique embassy, prior to arrival. Contact your local Mozambique embassy or representative for more information. Visitors travelling via South Africa need to comply with South African visa regulations.

Transportation Infrastructure. The main toll road from South Africa to Maputo is well maintained. Roads between cities are in a fair condition. Off-road travel in some areas is not advised due to the large number of unexploded landmines. Our Mozambican film fixer organises safe and reliable 4WD transport. Several international airlines service flights to Mozambique.

Accommodation. Film friendly hotels in Maputo include:

Hotel Polana
Southern Sun

Please contact us for corporate rates.

For longer stays we can also organize serviced apartments.

Communication. Web posted casting, scouting and videoconferencing.

Safety. See here for up to date travel advice.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Mozambique, please see below:

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer in Mozambique, please contact us.

We are able to provide you with answers, references and bids quickly.