Planning your filming

A quick guide to planning your film in Hampshire


Student filmmakers should read the student filming guidelines before looking for a location for your film.

Find locations

Creative England has a database of film locations in Hampshire for your production. Once you have found suitable locations add these to your favourites and complete the “Enquire about these locations” form to find out the locations availability.

Contact the local authority

Once you have decided on your location contact the local district or borough council about your production to seek permission for filming. Use our contacts list if you know which council your location is situated in.

If your search provides two results, make sure you contact the district or borough council listed and not Hampshire County Council.

Read the guidance

Filming on highways

If your production requires filming on public roads, check the guidance on filming on highways

For all filming, familiarise yourself with the code of practice and the full guidelines on filming in Hampshire.