Bristol Film Office is a Bristol City Council service dedicated to all productions planning to film in the city. We can assist at all stages of production, from initial location and crewing advice to recces and logistical support.
Bristol Film Office

Filming Permission

If you are carrying out commercial filming or photography activity (for broadcast/public viewing) in locations managed by Bristol City Council, you will require a filming permit. You can apply using our online permitting system by clicking on the button below.

Filming fees may apply – find out more on our charges and payments page.

Filming for public service news items does not require a permit, with the exception of drone filming. Contact us at for more information.

Apply for a Filming Permit

Please note, crews working on location in Bristol and contractors working for the production are expected to adhere to the Filming in Bristol Code of Practice which forms part of the terms and conditions of applying for permission to film. Crews found to be in breach of the Code of Conduct may be subject to penalty charges.

Our jurisdiction

Bristol Film Office can arrange permission for locations in the Bristol city boundary only. Here is our boundary map.

Locations managed by Bristol City Council include:

Further afield

To enquire about filming in our neighbouring authorities, please contact the relevant Film Offices, linked to below.

Bath Film Office logo
South Gloucestershire Council logo
North Somerset Film Office logo