Charges & Payments

Filming Charges

Bristol Film Office charges fees for the use of council land and property for filming purposes. We review our charges annually.

Please see our full downloadable fee schedule for more details and information

FULL SCHEDULE OF FILMING CHARGES

Street Filming
One-off charge per production (non-refundable)
Crew size/typeStreet Filming Charge
Student/Charity (up to 10 people)No fee
Small (up to 10 people)£60 + VAT
Medium (11 – 19 people)£120 + VAT
Large By negotiation
Unit Bases
Bristol City Council manages a number of unit base sites across the city.
The charges for use of these sites are as follows:
Hire per day (full unit)Hire per day (half unit)Exclusive use per day (applies to Church Lodge Car Park only)
£500£250 £600
Drone Filming£200 per day

ALL COSTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO VAT

OTHER FILMING

Please note that additional fees may apply for more complex shoots or out of hours filming.

Bristol City Council Interior Spaces (museums, historic houses, libraries, council offices, Bristol Register Office, Corporate property, St Nicholas indoor market, Redcliffe Caves, etc.) are all subject to negotiation, please contact us directly at bristolfilmoffice@bristol.gov.uk .

Large productions and Documentary/Factual Programming fees are by negotiation for all locations.

For any filming requirements/logistics/items not listed please call or email us for information.

Payments 

For any filming requirements/logistics/items not listed please call or email us for information.

The following process applies to the payment of filming charges:

  1. Upon receipt of a completed filming permit application, Bristol Film Office will issue a cost sheet to confirm all charges via email.
  2. When charges have been confirmed a purchase order number should be supplied by the company (where required) to Bristol City Council via Bristol Film Office to allow us to generate an invoice.
  3. Bristol Film Office will issue an invoice on behalf of Bristol City Council. The invoice will have a ‘800********’ number which you can enter onto the council’s online payment system.

PAY AN INVOICE

Bristol City Council reserves the release of copyright to any footage shot from permits until full payment has been received.

We regret that non-payment of fees will result in no future filming permits being issued to the company or individual.