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Filming in the New Forest

To apply for permission to film in a public space within the district, you can contact Film:New Forest.

Apply to film in the New Forest

If you are a film, TV or photographic company and wish to use public space in the district, you will need to contact Film:New Forest for permission. This also applies to student productions.

On the Film:New Forest website you can also:

  • register your property as a film location
  • find local crew and facilities
  • view a map of past filming projects
  • find cinemas and events
  • read the latest news on productions filming in New Forest

You can contact Film:New Forest by:
Phone: 023 8028 5735

New Forest as a filming location

Many will be surprised at the variety of filming possibilities and locations available in New Forest.

The district is famed for its untouched woodland and far-reaching heathland. Alongside this is settings of vast coastline, historic buildings, flowing rivers, picturesque roads, industrial sites, bygone villages, free-roaming animals and more.

In addition to the primary aim of encouraging spend on local goods and services, the Film:New Forest project seeks to deliver the following benefits:

  • opportunities for owners of local premises to offer their facilities for filming locations
  • a network of businesses within this sector to share best practice and opportunities
  • engagement with local students to provide career opportunities and improve skills
  • development of best practice to ensure that filming which takes place does not negatively impact the natural landscape

We partnered with Creative England to kickstart the Film:New Forest project. 

Find out more on the Film:New Forest website.

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