Welcome to Southwark Film Office

Southwark residents, please click here on www.southwarkfilmoffice.co.uk for information about filming in your neighbourhood. 

Filmmakers - This is the FilmApp site for Southwark Film Office - we are here to assist you. If you are looking for a location, please call us on 0207 620 0391.

If you know where you'd like to film, please make your application here. Southwark, along with most other London boroughs, uses a web-based film application process called FilmApp, designed to help both the film maker and the film officer.

The system asks you to register yourself. Next time, it remembers who you are and allows you to auto-complete the production details - the same details you entered the last time you used FilmApp. If you are working on a new production, please enter the new production details.

Set up the various locations you need one by one until you have entered all the locations. There is a fast track for small crews wanting GVs in many locations. And if you are intending to film driving shots from a moving vehicle, you can simply enter the route you intend to take.

Once you have agreed to the terms and conditions, and submitted your application, you will receive an acknowledgement by email. If the application is successful, an invoice will follow for the administration cost of processing your application (please see our advertised fees and charges on the right hand side). There may be additional fees to pay if you are using a park or housing estate or other private land. To pay the fee, you will be able to use a WorldPay link for payments by card, alternatively there are bank details on the invoice itself. We require payment prior to filming or completion of any additional works such as parking suspensions.

FilmApp is being revised all the time, if you have any difficulty or if you have a suggestion about how we might improve the system, please email us on support@apply4.com

Southwark Council uses your personal data to process applications for film makers wanting permission to film on council property or public property.  We are required to process your data prior to entering a contract with you and we do not require your permission.

Your personal information will only be used by our culture team, and will be reviewed or destroyed after 5 years.  Your information will be held in EU and US systems.

If you are concerned about how the council is using your data, please contact our Data Protection Officer via dpo@southwark.gov.uk or on 020 7525 5000.  More information about your rights is available on our website, or via the Information Commissioner (www.ico.org.uk).