Planning your Shoot

If you’re in the planning stages of filming, then, in line with our Filmmakers’ Code of Practice, it is essential that you contact local Police Stations, Residents’ Associations, Ward Councillors and Community groups if they are likely to be affected by your production.

However, if in doubt, always feel free to phone our office; we’ll do our best to ferret out the information for you. Successful filming relies upon local residents and businesses receiving at least one week’s notice.

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Parking in Cardiff

Parking in Cardiff

Information on Park and Ride sites, multi-storey car parks, on-street parking, disabled bays, motorcycle bays and coach parking.

Traffic Managment

In order to film on the highway, a production company / film maker must supply a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) consisting of a method statement, risk assessment and map of proposed work including operatives/signage positions.

Colleagues in City of Cardiff Council Highways Department assess whether this is feasible depending on the location and plan provided. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that TM companies are accredited to relevant standards. Cardiff Film Office can provide details of Traffic Management Companies if required.

Film Permit Fees

Film Permit fees apply to all commercial applications regardless of possible additional location fees where applicable. All amounts quoted are exclusive of VAT. Due to the work involved across a number of City of Cardiff Council departments, charges will incur if cancellations are not submitted at least 24 hours prior commencement of filming activity.

1 DAY PERMIT £200 £100