Welcome to Screen Auckland FilmApp

FilmApp is a simple film permit application platform that helps streamline the application process for the filmmaker and Screen Auckland.  

To apply to film in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, you will need to register in FilmApp. 

If you know where you’d like to film and have all your supporting documentation ready, you can get started with two easy steps: 

  1. Register yourself with FilmApp. Each time you login you can select an existing production or create a new application. FilmApp conveniently allows you to save draft applications to complete later. 

  2. Click on ‘Apply for a permit’ and work through the tabs.  

Processing Time 
Applications must be lodged with complete details by 8.00am five full business days prior to the shoot date, contingency date or first date of bump in / parking reservation – whichever occurs first. 

For applications involving complex logistics or locations, central Auckland city locations or traffic management a longer lead time may apply. Please contact Screen Auckland or review the Film Application Checklist for guidance. 

Screen Auckland's film permitting fees are increasing from Monday 1st July 2024.

  • The location, size and impact of activities planned for your production will determine the total film permitting fee.
  • Fees range from $75 - $2000 per day. You can find a list of current fees here.
  • Please note, film permitting applications may incur costs additional to film permitting fees such as costs for regional park ranger monitoring and vehicle parking. 
  • Tūpuna Maunga o Tamaki Makaurau Authority has its own fee structure for filming on tūpuna māunga in addition to Screen Auckland film permitting fees.
Please see our website for more information.

Amendments requested within application timeframes may not always be achievable. It is important that feasibility discussions are carried out prior to lodging your application to avoid disappointment. 

Data use and privacy 
Read the Tātaki Auckland Unlimited Privacy Policy to learn about data privacy and how your information may be used. 
For more details about the application process and information required, please refer to the Screen Auckland website or contact us at kiaora@screenauckland.com

For any technical queries relating to FilmApp, please contact the software provider support@apply4.com / 0800 424 325. The FilmApp customer support team will be happy to help.