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

Charges and Payments

Bristol Film Office charges fees for the use of council land and property for commercial filming purposes. Charges are reviewed annually.

Please refer to our downloadable Filming Charges fee schedule below, for more information.

All costs are subject to VAT 

Filming Charges

Street Filming
Crew size/typeStreet Filming Charge
Student/Charity (up to 10 people)No fee
Small (up to 10 people)£70
Medium (11 – 40 people)From £140
Large/HETV/Feature Film (40+ people)By negotiation
Small/Factual/Documentary filming exteriors£160
Unit Bases
Bristol City Council manages a number of unit base sites across the cityFrom £560 per day
Drone Filming£225 - £425 dependent on location and/or number of locations

Other filming charges

In some cases, additional fees may apply for more complex shoots or out of hours filming. Fees for large productions and documentary/factual programming are subject to negotiation.

Fees for the use of Bristol City Council interior spaces – including museums, historic houses, libraries, council offices, corporate property and Redcliffe Caves – are all subject to negotiation. For information about fees for any filming requirements not listed here, please contact us.


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 include a ‘800********’ number which should be entered onto the Council’s online payment system.

Pay an invoice

Late/non payment

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 concerned.