Who to contact?
How to get a filming permit ?
What are the constraints and availability of the places you want to approach ?
The Ile-de-France Film Commission has identified and developed close relationships with major institutions that are regularly solicited for shootings.
Using links below, you will find all the informations needed to file a shooting request with these institutions:
The Paris Film Office was set up to assist and advise professional film-makers who wish to film in the city. Application form, check you have the all documents you need, understand the procedure... Everything you need to do to film in Paris is explained here.
The North-East of Paris Film Commission promotes the departement's territory to cinema and audiovisual production companies. Its services are provided free of charge to all profesionals preparing projects.
If you are interested in a Commercial shoot for the following kinds of works : feature-length films, TV series, Films made for television, Commercials, Fashion photos, Web films, music videos, or internet videos on airport sites.
The practical terms for filming in hospitals and care establishments are defined in respect of protecting the image rights of patients, staff, visitors as well as internal rules and regulations. (In french)
To film in a national monument, a written application (by post, e-mail or fax) must be sent to the “Service des locations-tournage”. The application will be forwarded to the appropriate person at the relevant monument.
Ministry of Interior
French prefectures and sub-prefectures open their doors to movie makers. The French Ministry of the Interior’s buildings offer a diverse and rich opportunity for fi lm shooting in prestigious, out of the ordinary and historical settings.
Informations & Contacts (in french)
Applications for filming fictional films and series in law courts are processed centrally by the Communication Department at the Directorate for Legal Services within the Ministry of Justice which then sends these to judges in charge of administrating the buildings accordingly.
Informations & contacts (in French)
ONF - NATIONAL FORESTRY OFFICE
Filming in forestry areas requires permission, particularly where this involves long-term presence on site. An agreement should be signed which notably defines the terms of occupancy, parking, and also any payment to be made to the land owner.