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Forums Filming Brazilian documentary in Madagascar

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  • Hello, fellow producers,

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are a Brazilian producing company currently working on a documentary that will address the environmental and cultural similarities between Africa and Brazil. The filming will take place in the months of July and August in six African Countries this year, and will promote the integration and natural beauties of all countries involved.

    One of the countries included in the documentary is Madagascar. Taking into account that there’s no Malagasy Embassy in Brazil, nor any Brazilian embassy in Madagascar, it’s been kind of a challenge to find and confirm requirements for shooting in the country.

    Has anyone already shot there? What are the permits required, and how to get them? Visa-wise, how can I apply for one, since my country has no Malagasy Embassy or Consulate? How does it work to get permission from customs to get equipment in and out of the country? How do National Parks there work in relation to granting shooting permission in their premises?

    All suggestions and tips are welcome. Thank you very much! All the best!

    my name is margie mcmahon – and if you send me more information, i can possibly help you – i have shot all over africa and in most of the islands around.
    my details are
    skype: margie.mcmahon
    mobile: +27 82 557 6321


    Just contact us, we know about a spanish lineproducer, who has being shooting there. If you want, we can give you his contact details.


    Azhar Media

    Mathieu Delahousse

    Hi Thiago,

    We’re a film production services, based in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

    The Government Film Permit is at USD 2,000.00, including the visas for your crew & if needed, the authorization for the equipment’s temporary importation.
    For countries like yours (& ours), which don’t have diplomatic representations around the world, we’re used to manage all those things between our local several ministerial offices. So don’t worry about that…

    About the National Parks, this is a separate fee (valid for 15 days) based on the number of the crew who enters the park & the format of film you want to shoot (features films, documentary, commercials, etc…).

    If you want more details & tell us more about your project, feel free to write us at

    Best Regards,

    Eric SERIES

    Isoraka, BP 3331
    Antananarivo 101 – Madagascar

    hello there ,

    My name is khalid and i have line produced many foreign production for more than 10 years that include films and documentaries .
    we are based in Marrakesh Morocco . but we do have a connection with all places in Africa . We can definitely help you out and put in line every single needs .
    for more infos please feel free to contact me at

    Anju Vaswani

    Hi Thiago,

    Have you had success in planning your documentary for Africa. On Set SA can provide the production services you need. Please be at liberty to email me should you need assistance.

    Regards, Rory

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