Friday, June 20, 2014

Contact Details

If you are wishing to make films in Nepal then we are always here at your service....


     We provide our special assistance to those who are willing to make Film Production, Docu- dramas,Serial Shootings,etc in Nepal .We arrange different equipments,co-ordinate,support our clients in understanding the legal procedures initiated by Nepal government,etc. We also welcome researchers,authors, writers,etc who are willing to explore the natural beauty of Nepal.

You can find us on : 

Cine Makers Pvt. Ltd.

  (Jyatha-30, Thamel
You can  call us on :

Phone/Fax     : 977-01-4257867
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Here are some of the frequently asked questions relating to the film shootings in Nepal...

Q: Is it mandatory to acquire permits prior shooting in Nepal?
     A.Yes it is. Shooting without permission is a violation of the law.

Q: How do I get started with the process?
     A. Desirous film-makers who opt to shoot a film in Nepal are suggested to lease or hire a Nepalese coordinator, which may be a local film production company or some prominent persons deployed in film line. This is because there are certain processes to be followed before and after acquiring shooting permits in Nepal. These coordinators will provide decisive support to attain local permits and also assist to contact Nepali authorities that are required for the process of film production.

Q: What other responsibilities does a local coordinator hold?
     A.Apart from assistance to acquire local permits, the coordinator helps the film crew members to attain film permissions, gives advice on taxation and other obligatory payments and also extends general production support.

Q: How can I trace and find a good coordinator?
     A. Hiring or leasing a local film production company as a chief coordinator is highly recommended and advisable. A list of local coordinators indulged with the Ministry of Information and Communications as well as with the Film Development Board, Nepal can be found at &
You can browse and check the best coordinator suiting your needs and providing you with all your necessary proceedings. Coordinators are specialized in their respective fields, for example some may serve Japanese or Chinese clients, while others may have wide experiences working with American, European, Australian or Indian film-makers. However, it is highly suggested to sign a letter of agreement/contract (both host and clients) prior beginning of the collaboration.

Q: What natures of productions are eligible to apply for shooting permits to the Ministry of Information and Communications?
A.Commercials for TV, Feature films, TV soaps, Documentaries, Music videos, Mini-series and other TV serials/programs are eligible and can apply for shooting permits to the Ministry of Information and Communications, provided that the contents are deemed to be fit for all viewers and does not produce any harmful or adverse effects to an individual, the society or the whole nation.

Q: What are the required documents to be submitted to the Ministry of Information and Communications?
     A. Below are the documents to be submitted:-
1.A letter stating the purpose for application of shooting permit issued by the assigned local coordinator, informing the audio-visual section of the Ministry of Information and Communications.
2.An assignment letter from foreign film-makers clearly stating that a local coordinator has been preferred and hired or leased.

3.An Application form.

4. Other supporting documents required for shooting permits:
• Story line for commercials of TV
• Treatment for Documentaries
• Concepts, lyrics and/or themes for Music videos.
• Brief objectives and purpose of the programme.
• Presentation for TV programmes.

5. Filming schedules stipulating accurate shooting dates and locations.

6.  List of names, passport details, designation and date of arrival to Nepal for all foreign film crew members.

Q: How much time does it take to acquire a shooting authorization from the Ministry of Information and Communications?
    A.The whole process can be fulfilled in not more than 2 working days.

Q: Where can one obtain a shooting permit for other types of production apart from film production?
    A.All other types of production like Feature films, Docu-dramas, TV soaps, Mini series etc. can avail shooting permits from the Ministry of Information and Communications.

Q: How much time is required to get approval from the government authorities?
    A.For projects like feature films, TV soaps, Fictional stories or Docu-dramas, a minimum of 2 weeks has to be allocated for scrutiny and consideration of your script by the Ministry of Information and Communications.

NB: For shootings with an involvement of National parks, temples, monasteries or shrines and other world heritage sites, the time required for obtaining approval may take slightly longer. This is because the preferred local coordinator has to organize and surrender pre-requisite documents to other governmental authorities. 

Q: How do I get a confirmation to know whether my film has attained the required shooting permission?
    A.Permission will be granted after the concerned authorities scrutinize your script thoroughly. If the script is deemed not fit for shooting, the Ministry of Information and Communications will present you with a valid cause. After the verdict, the film-maker may consequently decide to make changes in the script and carry on with the shooting.

Q: What are the limitations regarding the shooting permits?
    A.It is obviously advisable that your script does not contain any abusive or offensive materials causing adverse effects to any of Nepal’s national institutions, customs, culture or religion. And also the film should not be reckoned as a threat to national security or it should not hamper or smash up the environment.

Q: What is the criteria for shooting in locations such as temples or shrines, monasteries, palaces, national parks and world heritage sites?
A.First and foremost, you need to acquire consent from the Ministry of Information and Communications. After the shooting authorization in hand, your coordinator will then begin the process to meet or contact the persons concerned in the appropriate sectors.

Q: Does acquiring a shooting permit require any fees to be paid?
A.No, shooting permits does not require any amount to be paid, except a postal stamp with nominal amount which has to be duly affixed on the application form. 

Q: Will there be any other expenses incurred?
    A.Yes, once you obtain the required permit, it is mandatory for one of the representatives from the Ministry of Information and Communications to be present at the shooting. A per diem should be predetermined for the representative in accordance to the rules of motion pictures. In case the official requires traveling outside Kathmandu valley, accommodation, meals and all air fares should be arranged. The overall expenses should be met by the concerned film-maker.
For documentaries, music videos or other commercial ads, the shooting crew will be escorted by one representative. For other feature films, TV soaps & mini-series and docu-dramas, the Ministry of Information and Communications will dispense one representative to accompany each shooting unit.

Q: What is the chief responsibility of the representative from the Ministry of Information and Communications?
    A.The major function of the representative from the Ministry of Information and Communications is to check and verify that the film or documentary being shot is in conformity with the previously approved script. In case of variation from the original script, the representative has the right to decide whether to stop the shoot or continue with necessary amendment in the script.

Q: What is the procedure to pay location fees?
    A.Location fees and all other production affairs will be dealt with by your locally appointed coordinator. So, it is important that you appoint a skilled and knowledgeable coordinator to manage all your official formalities including all your production concerns.

Q: Which visa type do we need to obtain?
    A.Crews who intend to stay in Nepal for a constrained period of time, i.e. up to 150 days should solicit for a Tourist Visa.

Q: Do the filming crews staying in Nepal for a short span of time require work permit?
    A.No, a tourist visa is sufficient for staying in Nepal for a short time period.

Q: What should I do if I am not allowed to shoot in some locations in spite of producing my shooting permits acquired from the Ministry of Information and Communications?
    A.The owner of a particular locality needs to be informed that you possess a shooting permit from the Ministry of Information and Communications. This permit facilitates you to shoot films in Nepal, but at times, some negotiation needs to be done by you or your local coordinator for each location in case you come across any major intricacies.

Q: I did not apply for my equipments and materials to be air-lifted to Nepal on a ‘temporary basis’. Is there any way that I can still bring my equipments in and out of Nepal?

    A.Yes, you need to apply to the Film Development Board-Nepal to bring your equipments and materials to Nepal on a ‘temporary basis’. Failing to do so, you must prepare cash or a bank guarantee acceptable by any Nepalese bank so as to guarantee your equipments. The amount of cash or bank guarantee is based on the evaluation of the materials/equipments airlifted to Nepal.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


                                  We take care of all shooting equipment requirements whether you are shooting a feature film, a documentary, a video project or a commercial, we make sure to meet all your needs and manage your production 

                                   We have the latest equipment for hire. We can provide you the following  on hire. Please do not forget to book your equipment at least a week in advance as the equipment we have may already have been booked by someone.

  1. Digital and Celluloid cameras viz Red Epic, Sony F-3, Canon D5 & D7 etc.
  2. Lenses (Prime Carl Zeiss)
  3. Jony Jib
  4. Steadicam
  5. Tripods
  6. Lights (Tugsatun & Fresnel lights)
  7. Reflectors (Mirror reflector, Flexi Round etc.)
  8. Skimmers with frames
  9. Trolleys and Dollys
  10. Cranes
  11. Grip and power distribution
  12. Inverters/Generators
  13. Shooting Vehicles

Do Let us know your requirements & we will arrange them for you.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Cine makers  Pvt. Ltd. has been providing its service since one and a half decades. Cine makers, is dedicated to the field of film making and facilitation . It works on films, documentary films, docu-dramas, tele-serials, music videos, TV programs, advertisements, PSA (Public Service Announcement) and other similar activities. Cine makers is manned by media professionals of outstanding caliber, who have undertaken the challenge to create quality output in the field of film making. With the help of its strategic partners like- Film Development Board (FDB) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Cine makers assists filmmakers by providing information on the permits essential to shoot in public places, World Heritage Sites and flight paths, etc.

                               Mr. K.P. Pathak, the Managing Director of this company, has heaped over 27 years experience in the film industry and acquired an extensive outdoor shooting familiarity. He has taken pleasure in his professional vocation in Nepalese film industry, initially working as an actor, writer and gradually grown to be director & producer.  As a knowledgeable editor, writer, producer and director, he has toiled on over 27 movies and has been a recipient of several awards. His work has driven him to different parts of the country and with his inimitable production proficiency.

Cine makers is established with the coordination of group of people having experience in film industry. Our team of Cine makers has sound knowledge of the existing policy of government in Nepal. We have good connection with the people of film sector. So we can handle all kinds of national and international film groups properly. We can assist those who are willing to make film production in Nepal by arranging different equipments & by supporting our clients in understanding the legal procedures which are initiated by our government. We have dedicated team consisting of artists, production managers, technicians, production helpers who have deep knowledge of technical equipments & government policies. They provide utmost support to its clients from abroad & nation.

                           We are one of the trustworthy and reliable company . We support and help those who are searching for the best location and management team in order to do film shooting in Nepal. For the convenience of our guests, we provides all the necessary equipments, film production team, etc. Cine makers, having Nepal Government authority, have deep knowledge of the policies & other works relating to the Cinema making so it is one of the reliable company to you in that sense.


      Filming In Nepal


Nepal offers the most spectacular locations for filming. Jungles, rivers, fields, ancient buildings, historical monuments and the majestic mountains, including Mt. Everest are all the possible locations for filming in Nepal. Besides those natural outdoor locations, we have some indoor studios to meet your requirements for indoor shooting.
Besides, filming locations and stories within its territory, Nepal offers all those facilities that are required for filming teams during their shoot in Nepal. Government of Nepal issues Film Production Permit upon fulfilling the procedures of application, which will allow all filming teams to bring their equipments into Nepal and film in the locations you have planned. We are always here to assist you for all the necessary paperwork for getting the filming permits, customs clearance and arranging all logistics, cast, crew and equipments.


Foreign filmmakers are required to hire a local co-coordinator (company or individual). Each coordinator must represent the foreign filmmaker for obtaining any necessary permits. They are also responsible for representing the film company in any matter arising both during and after the completion of shooting in Nepal.
When permit is granted, a Monitoring Officer will be appointed by the Ministry of information and Communications who is sent from the concerned government agencies to monitor and give advice at the shooting locations. Filming is not allowed, under any circumstances, without acknowledgement of the Monitoring officer.
Payment for the services of local coordinator is as agreed between the said coordinator and the filmmaker. Ministry of Information and Communications and Film Development Board has no involvement in this agreement, including the setting of rates for services provided. A filming permit enables foreign filmmakers to shoot in Nepal, however separate permits or consent letters are required for specific locations such as national parks, reserve areas, historical places etc. All arrangements should be made as far as possible in advance of shooting dates. Production companies shooting TV commercials, documentaries, Music Videos and TV programs should apply for permission at Ministry of Information and Communications where the process of application will be completed within 2 Working days. For other types of productions e.g. feature films, docudramas, TV dramas, and miniseries, application should be made at the Ministry of Information and Communications at least 14 days in advance as script approval must be sought from the ministry.

Important Notice:

a) People of the below mentioned countries do not get Visa on Arrival at the immigration entry point of Nepal:
Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.
b) All foreign visitors are requested to be mindful of the date of Nepalese visa and their passport number to avoid problems. As such, you are requested to apply for a visa extension. If you wish so, apply within the valid period of Nepalese visa.
c) You are requested to get the arrival/departure stamps on your passport at the entry /exit points to avoid legal complications.
d) Living in Nepal without passport or a valid visa is a punishable offence.
e) Change of purpose of stay without permission is not allowed. Employment or voluntary services while on a tourist visa are strictly prohibited and it is a punishable offence.


Filmmakers bringing equipments and materials into Nepal on a 'Temporary Basis' must inform the Film Development Board (FDB) with the help of a local coordinator. This should be effectuated after receiving a shooting permit from the Ministry of Information and Communications. FDB will issue a letter of recommendation to the Custom Office. There is no custom duty for this. The Nepalese Customs Administration collects Customs duties, Value Added Tax, Excise and other taxes at the country's border points. Before attempting to import restricted goods, ensure that you will comply with legislative requirements.

DO's & DON'T's

? The form of greeting in Nepal is "Namaste" or "Namaskar" to superiors, and it is performed by joining palms together.

? Before entering a Nepalese home, temple, and stupa remember to remove your shoes.

? Be careful not to use your spoon, fork or a hand used for your eating to touch other people's food, plate, cooking utensil or the serving dish. Do not eat from other people's plate and do not drink from other people's bottle or glass. It is considered impure by the Nepalese people.

? Never touch anything with your feet. This it is considered as an offence.

? While travelling dress appropriately. Women should especially avoid dressing in skimpy outfits.

? Do not lick your fingers after eating any finger food (or any food for that matter). Also, blowing your nose loudly in public can be considered outrageously gross by some.

? Seek permission first before entering a Hindu temple. Many Hindu temples do not allow westerners or non-Hindu to enter. Leather articles are prohibited.

? Walking around temples or stupas is traditionally done clockwise.

? Take photographs only after receiving permission from the person being photographed.

? Public displays of affection between man and woman are frowned upon. Do not do something that is totally alien to our culture and environment.

? Remember, many times, when a person shakes his head from left to right, he may mean "YES"

? Develop a genuine interest to meet and talk to Nepalese people and respect their local customs.

? Expressing sexual feelings in public is unacceptable in the Nepali culture.

? When shooting in Nepal, it is advisable that you do not have anything in the script offending Nepal’s national institutions, religion, customs and culture.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014




We take care of all shooting equipment requirements whether you are shooting a feature film or a documentary or a video project or a commercial, we take care of all equipment needs and manage your production.
We even provide project handling and management of foreign shooting projects. Give us the responsibility to manage your project and we will arrange the following:
  1. Acquiring shooting permits from the Government
  2. Assist you in shooting locations
  3. Manage and hire equipments
  4. provide transportation facilities
  5. Manage lodging and catering facilities
  6. Visa facilitation for you and your crew members
  7. And many more...
We are looking for foreign production companies interested in joint-venture production. We will take care of the local production requirements and you can come here with your crew and accomplish your project. Projects will be on profit-sharing basis.
We produce any programs related to any subject for radio and television. We produce entertainment, infotainment, documentaries and television commercials according to your demand and budget.

Monday, April 21, 2014


Management of all kind of permits, entrance tickets within stipulated time.
Contacting and procurement of all kind of permits and licenses.
Preparation of all agreement contracts and paperwork.
Arrangement of necessary documents for filming permits.

Support in terms of customs clearance at Nepal's entry points.
Arrangement of necessary documents for custom clearance.

Location Scouting and Evaluations.
Selection of filming locations.
Proper filming techniques according to the selected filming location.
Negotiating all deals with vendors. Vehicle and catering available at filming locations.
Planning and co-ordination for aerial works, helicopters, mockups, picture vehicles.

Assistance in terms of film casting
Help in hiring cast and crew.
Cine Makers Crew.
Experienced professionals who have already worked with several international film crews to help you with scripts, stories, characters, equipment and locations depending on your needs.
All our staff - from runners to general staff- will be made available during the production.  
Procurement of efficient and reliable logistics from all over the world.
Props arrangement.
Rental services depending on your requirements.

Accommodation bookings and confirmations.
Domestic Air/ Land Travel bookings and confirmations.
Airport-hotel transfers.
Coordination of domestic air travel logistics.
Arrangement of daily Tour Activities.
Ongoing daily liaison with hotel staff, other suppliers and participants.
Arrangement of restaurant bookings.
Management of arrival, luggage handling and greeting service.
Ensuring the safety of you and your equipment.
Provision of accurate information to the producers' kin in emergency situations.

Provision of production office space and area for general and administrative works.
Provision of 24/7 electricity back up, wifi and all office amenities from stationary to printers, phones and fax.
Competitive Budget Estimations.
Ensuring that all arrangements are established according to program.
Management of special requests, Insurance arrangement
We welcome innovative ideas and techniques. We would be very grateful to work with you and your filming crew in Nepal and to help you with your film/project.