Film Offices UK

North Somerset Film Office is proud to be a member of the Film Offices: UK (FO:UK) which is a group of publicly-funded Film Offices and agencies across the UK and provides a forum which allows for best practice and knowledge to be shared as well as discuss industry trends.

The Film Offices: UK group consists of the following offices which facilitate filming in their local areas:

Bath Film Office logo

The Bath Film Office covers the World Heritage city of Bath plus the old mining towns and picturesque villages of north east Somerset. We promote, manage and provide advice on filming on behalf of Bath and North East Somerset Council. We support student and commercial shoots of all sizes. Period filming a speciality.


Based in the world’s first UNESCO City of Film, Bradford Film Office provide a FREE service which will allow you to find the perfect location, advice on crew, assistance with permissions, how to approach parking and traffic control. We are located at the University of Bradford. Having close connections with the local council, businesses and property owners we can guarantee to support all your needs to ensure productions run smoothly. For any filming taking place within the Bradford district it is important to us that we are aware of your intentions so that we can assist and continue with our reputation as being a film friendly city.

Bristol Film Office logo

Bristol Film Office is a free service to all productions planning to film in the city, dedicated to making your film, television or commercial photography shoot run as smoothly as possible when on location in Bristol. We are a division of Bristol City Council and the one-stop-shop for all filming enquiries. We can assist at all stages of production, from initial location and crewing advice to recces and logistical support.

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Cardiff Film Office is the film office for the capital city of Wales, a division of Cardiff Council, marketing the city as a prime filming location and providing high-grade location and production services to production companies, broadcasters and independent film-makers, from initial location and crewing advice to recces and logistical support.

Film Birmingham Logo

Film Birmingham is the film office for Birmingham run through Birmingham City Council. We are responsible for facilitating, supporting and developing the film & television industry in the city.


Film Edinburgh is the film commission for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders, facilitating filmmakers looking for locations, crew and facilities and promoting a film-friendly environment for filmmakers in south east Scotland.

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Film:New Forest has been created as an economic development initiative by New Forest District Council (NFDC). Working in conjunction with key organisations, our aim is to boost the New Forest’s reputation as a film and TV filming location. We have a can do attitude and our completely free film-friendly service offers you a one-stop shop for: New Forest-based locations, access to skilled local crew, Permits to film, parking and traffic control assistance, permission for filming on council-owned property.

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Film Torbay offers a dedicated point of contact, providing support and assistance for all types of film requests and enquiries ranging from music videos, commercials, TV productions and film projects.

Filmwight is operated with the endorsement of Isle of Wight Council, with assistance from Arts Council England, Solent LEP and our Island businesses. Our team is experienced, pragmatic and dedicated to making the Island a place where film, TV and photographic projects take place easily and efficiently.

Created by Venture South, the Isle of Wight Cultural Investment Company, we are part of the Island’s growing creative sector, connected to mainland organisations and part of a strategic plan to promote the Island as a space to create. We are committed to our sustainable future and proud that the Island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, one of only seven in the UK.
Glasgow film office logo

Glasgow Film Office (GFO) is the film commission for Scotland’s largest city, offering a free service to all productions including feature films, television, commercials, music videos and more. GFO markets Glasgow as a premier UK centre for film and TV production and helps to facilitate location filming in the city, provide all the information a production needs – from location and crewing advice to recces and logistical support. GFO’s goal is to ensure a flourishing industry that benefits the entire city.


Kent Film Office is a Kent County Council initiative which is the premier film commission for the county of Kent and provides a location finding, film permitting and liaison service for all manner of productions. The Kent (Filming on Highways) Act 2010 also allows us to easily close roads or use traffic management for filming purposes.

Liverpoool film office logo

Liverpool Film Office is the first and oldest Film Office in the UK. We are a department of Liverpool City Council that is responsible for facilitating television and film production in Liverpool and Merseyside.

North East Screen are the creative industry development agency for the north east. We work to promote the region to film and TV production companies. We have databases of locations, crew and facilities available to visiting production. All of our local authorities have signed up to our filming friendly charter – committing to understand and work with production wherever possible.
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North Somerset Film Office, part of North Somerset Council, is proud to have been the backdrop for many great productions. Ideally located in the heart of the South West between Bristol and Bath, we have a mixture of gorgeous coastlines, beautiful countryside and idyllic towns and villages. North Somerset Film Office is committed to making film production as easy and efficient as possible and is your one stop shop for finding locations, crew, facilitating highway requests, parking, and issuing permits. Our aim is to make our region as film friendly as possible and we welcome productions of all sizes and types.

Screen Cornwall’s vision is to strengthen and grow the region’s screen sector into a hub where creative production flourishes and local talent and businesses thrive. We do this by connecting you to a wealth of experienced professionals, emerging talent, recognisable locations and hidden gems, not to mention expert freelancers and growing companies.

The Screen Cornwall team is led by producers with significant film, TV & digital experience, supported by a Steering Board from across commercial, commissioning and creative parts of the industry.

Screen Manchester logo

Screen Manchester is the Film Office for Manchester City Council and delivers a comprehensive support service for all types of production seeking permission to film on location within Manchester. Our experienced team have worked on a range of high end TV, feature film and commercial productions and will provide a detailed service.

Screen Yorkshire logo

Screen Yorkshire’s Film Office and Production Liaison Service provides comprehensive expertise on all aspects of filming in Yorkshire & Humber with a dedicated team on hand on to advise on locations, studios and production facilities. The Yorkshire & Humber online location database features an extensive range of locations for any film or television production – from rugged landscapes to period properties, industrial heritage to sleek contemporary architecture. 

Surrey Film Office has been created as an economic growth initiative by Surrey County Council. Working in conjunction with Surrey’s District and Borough Councils and key organisations, our aim is to promote Surrey as a first class filming location. We can source film locations, provide essential contacts and issue permits to film on the public highway.
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TayScreen + FifeScreen is the screen commission for Fife and Tayside in Scotland serving Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perthshire. We provide a free service to help projects across all kinds of media to source film locations, services and crew and work across the region to ensure a film-crew friendly reception.

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Thurrock Film Office was established in 2018 as part of the need for Thurrock Council to establish a proactive and consistent offer for those wishing to film in the borough. Thurrock Film Office is a free to use service for all production companies who will coordinate all responses, across all council services thus acting as one point of contact for all filming enquires.

FO:UK is proud to be an affiliate member of The Production Guild.