Filming in Chitwan National Park

ARTICLE BY NEPAL FILM PRODUCTION TEAM

Filming in Chitwan National Park gives the opportunity to foreign filmmakers to capture the plain landscapes of Terai Region and wildlife species including the famous “One-Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger
and Gharial Crocodile”; culture and lifestyle of “Tharu Community”.

Why Filming in Chitwan National Park is popular?

Chitwan National Park is a heritage property that includes 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds and is the home to the famous “One-Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile”.

It is roughly a five-hour drive from the central airport in Kathmandu and has the most beautiful wild-life possible in terms and is known to be an excellent filming location in Nepal considering the numerous filming projects that have been filmed inside the national park.

Filming in Chitwan National Park is one of the most sacred and impressive locations to film in Nepal. The “Tharu” community which surrounds the jungle in terms of offering their spiritual and welcoming dance is also a film worthy event with various others such as “Rhino Rangers” and “Elephant Rides & Bathing”.

Permits Required to Film in Chitwan National Park

If you wish to take your filming in Chitwan of Nepal, then there are a couple of steps in terms of getting approval on a government level.

First you need to ask for a permit with the “Ministry of Information & Communication” and National Heritage Body” which can all be acquired within a period of “15 Days” and this can be guaranteed even earlier by Nepal Film Production.

While filming in Chitwan National Park, “2 Liaison Officers” will be appointed to supervise all filming activities.

First one being from the “Ministry of Information & Communication” and second liaison officer would be on behalf of “Chitwan National Park Management” which would most probably be a “Ranger” considering safety measure and precautions that’s needs to be taken.

Logistics & Safety measurements required in Chitwan National Park

Logistics and safety measurements need to be strongly considered while filming in Nepal.

Being lost in the jungle can be one of the most horrific experiences faced by any person alongside the wild animals and poisonous plants can create multiple issues alongside snakes as a major issue as well.

Overall general safety is highly recommended and working with experienced crew members alongside multiple experts that have back-ups in terms of safety should always be on set while filming in Chitwan National Park.

Documents for Filming in Chitwan National Park

Before you proceed, know detail about documents necessary for gaining film permits in Nepal.

  • Application for Shooting to Audio-Visual Section, Ministry of Information and Communications of the purpose of applying for the shooting permit. This job is handled by the local coordinator or professional fixer in Nepal 
  • An assignment letter- mentioning the local coordinator. It is to be done by the foreign filmmaker 
  • An application form
  • Supporting documents
  • A theme in the form of storyboard, presentations, etc. 
  • Concept and Lyrics for music videos
  • Present the objectives of the program and detail of the content
  • A complete schedule of filming in Nepal including dates, locations, time, and Space details
  • Name-list, passport numbers, positions and arrival dates of all foreign film crews.
  • Equipment Details Letters (values of custom clearance as well)

How Nepal Film Production (NFP) Help You Out While Filming in Everest / Nepal?

Even though there are lots of film production company in Nepal, only few of them have real time expertise in filming. Nepal Production House is giving every film production services for more than 13 year. There is not other film production will go extra mile to full fill all your filming requirements for Chitwan National Park.

  • Understand you requirements
  • Location Scouting around Chitwan National Park for the best footage
  • Visa Process
  • Filming and Fixing
  • Acquiring Film Permits and License for Filming in Chitwan
  • Accommodation
  • Travel Logistics and Management
  • Filming Equipment and Custom Clearance