Film Commissions


  • The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) - is the official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television and video production throughout the world. It is a non-profit educational association whose members serve as city, county, state, regional, provincial or national film commissioners for their respective governmental jurisdictions.
  • - allows you to watch film commissions, from all over the world, talking about what their locations offer.
  • European Film Commissions Network - a non-profit association which supports and promotes the European film industry and culture.  

California Film Commission

  • California Film Commission Homepage - a one-stop shop offering assistance to filmmakers and providing permits for filming on State-owned and operated property.

    The CFC website features links to:

    • Online Permit Application  - Apply for your permit to shoot on state-owned property and track your permit status.
    • California Regional Film Offices  - Visit our network of film offices that assist with film production throughout California.
    • Find a Property - CinemaScout® allows you to search for a diverse range of California film locations by entering a keyword in the text box or select a region or a type from the category list.

Los Angeles

  • FilmL.A., Inc. - a private, non-profit, public benefit corporation, created in 1995 to streamline the film permit process and provide filmmakers with the convenience of one-stop filming assistance.  Before 1995, the City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles each operated its own film office.  FilmL.A., Inc. integrates and privatizes film permitting for both offices as well as other municipalities, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Angeles National Forest.  FilmL.A., Inc.’s Board is representative of all the stakeholders in on-location filming:  studios and independent producers, commercial producers, industry guilds and unions, major industry vendors, and neighborhood and civic leaders.  

New York


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