We are producing News and documentary productions in Gaza for international networks, TV and web channels. Our Israeli and Palestinian producers work in full cooperation to assure that the production runs smoothly. In Gaza, Highlight Films operates local experienced producers and camera crews. We can provide all logistics, security and transportation support for a foreign crew entering the Gaza Strip.
Entry to Gaza
The only entry gate to Gaza for journalists is the Erez Checkpoint. In order to pass to Gaza, a journalist must have a valid Press Pass from the Israeli Government Press Office in Jerusalem.
An entry permit to Gaza from Hamas in Gaza is also a requirement for entering Gaza. Our producers on both sides of the border can assist with obtaining these permits.
Journalists entering Gaza should not bring any alcohol, drones or advanced location signaling tech, such as upload or broadcast equipment.
News and documentary productions in Gaza: Our production services
We have experienced news and documentary camera crews in Gaza. Drone filming is usually available, however there are severe restrictions on any aerial filming during active fighting. Our Gaza fixers can provide all production services to the visiting crews, without compromising on security and safety.
News and documentary productions in Gaza: Security
Visiting crews must coordinate the filming locations and interviews with Hamas security. Camera crews can move rather swiftly in Gaza, but military areas are often restricted. We often have private security agents escorting the visiting crew. Our fixers will recommend specific hotels in Gaza. These hotels have 24-hour electricity, and the Israeli military knows they are safe havens for members of the press.
Our fixers in Gaza have an extensive experience in running emergency protocols. So, when there is active fighting between Israel and Hamas, we coordinate the crew movement by both our Gaza and Israel fixers, to make sure no harm is in the crew’s way. In case of an emergency, we can arrange an emergency extraction from Gaza, and we know which authorities we should contact.
Highlight Films’ Gaza Border media center will assist in the safe crossing of Erez Checkpoint, to and from Gaza.
So, if you are interested in our news and documentary productions in Gaza, please contact us and we’d be glad to do it for you!