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San Francisco Film Commission Releases Annual Report for FY 12-13

Please click here to view the San Francisco Film Commission's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.  San Francisco City Hall

President of Programming for HBO Finds "Wealth of Resources" in SF

HBO“HBO found the perfect home for LOOKING in San Francisco, a city that opened its doors and hearts to us and was accommodating beyond all expectations. Our production mined the wealth of resources in the entire city – the shops, the restaurants, the clubs, the streets, BART, MUNI and, above all, the local crews and extras who were superb.” - Michael Lombardo, HBO's President of Programming

Check out new interactive zone map to help productions!

Classic shot of cable car traveling up California with bay bridge in backgroundCheck out the 30 mile radius interactive zone map to help productions determine union per diem rates and driving distances for crew members.

Shooting in San Francisco

The Film Office is an advocate for all kinds of productions, from major feature films and television series to commercials, music videos, documentaries and student films.

Crews & Resources

Contact information for City departments, neighboring permitting jurisdictions and local crew can all be found here.


There are a number of incentives available to filmmakers working in San Francisco. The many programs that you may be able to take advantage of are outlined here.

SF & Movies

San Francisco has a long history both as a visual staple in the movies and a center for filmmaking creativity. The first moving image was captured in Northern California and since then San Francisco has been a magnet for filmmakers.


Location Library

The San Francisco Film Commission has made a limited number of local locations available from our digital library for you to browse.


About Us

We work to promote the San Francisco Bay Area as a film destination while also working with the local film community to support local projects with significant ties to San Francisco.