Filming in the South West

Planning to base your next TV or film shoot in the South West of England?

The TV and film production industry in Bristol and its surrounding regions is supported by a number of agencies that offer local knowledge, support and assistance.

Bristol Film Office

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

To find out more, call 0117 922 3958, email or visit

Bath Film Office

Bath Film Office, part of Bath & North East Somerset Council, promotes the area as a filming location and assists film crews working in the region. It can help with finding locations as well as offering advice about local crew and facilities, parking, accommodation, studios and production offices. It also issues filming permits for filming in the city.

To find out more, call 01225 477711, email or visit

South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire is a film friendly authority. For information or advice on filming locations in South Gloucestershire, email, telephone 01454 865859 or visit

North Somerset Film Office

North Somerset Film Office manages all the filming that takes place across North Somerset. This includes issuing film permits. For more information email, call 01934 426266 or visit

Filming In England

Creative England’s Filming in England are the first port of call for productions looking to film in England, outside of London. Funded by the BFI, the national team offer free comprehensive production support to feature film and high-end TV. Working alongside Film Office partners and Regional and National networks, Filming in England are on hand to help at every stage of production, from early feasibility to post.

For more information call 020 8324 2311, email or visit