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Apply for permission to film in Suffolk


Contact Screen Suffolk to arrange filming at a location in Suffolk.

Suffolk’s countywide 'one-stop' film service


Screen Suffolk is the official film office for Suffolk representing all local authorities and Suffolk County Council.  

Screen Suffolk offers a one-stop film service, from initial enquiry through to crew sourcing and permitting. 

We promote Suffolk’s film service infrastructure, creative talent and fantastic locations all within easy reach of London. 

Our aim is to make Suffolk the most film friendly county in the UK.

Film Fixer is is proud to deliver this service on behalf of all Suffolk Councils.

You need to apply for a filming permit through Screen Suffolk no matter how small your crew is and even if you are a student. We are used to responding at short notice, so don't worry if you don't have much lead in time. Even if you do not believe you will be causing an obstruction we strongly recommend that you always inform Screen Suffolk if you are filming the counties streets. If the local authority is not aware that you will be filming in the area then you might be asked to stop. 

All productions, international and domestic, need proof of Public Liability Insurance in order to receive permission to film or carry out commercial photography in public areas.  This insurance covers the legal responsibilities of your production if your activities cause injury to a third party or damage to property.  If you engage in commercial filming activity without public liability insurance and something goes wrong you could be prosecuted.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of filming in Suffolk, please telephone Jim Horsfield or Rachel Aldridge on 0333 700 7833. See also the Screen Suffolk  website

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Examples of Screen Suffolk's work see the following video


Screen Suffolk 2017 Highlights from Screen Suffolk on Vimeo.