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Film Commission

Tripled California Film-TV Tax Credit Underway!

AB1839A bill to more than triple California’s film-TV tax credit program from $100 million to $330 million a year has cleared its final legislative hurdle and is headed for the desk of Governor Jerry Brown who said the bill "will bring tremendous benefit to the thousands of men and women in California who work in this industry."

Read more about AB 1839 here.

"We had a fantastic time shooting in SF"

Helicopter“We had a fantastic experience shooting in SF. Permitting process was simple and straightforward, weather was gorgeous. Couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our shoot.” –Megan Schaut, Chase Jarvis Inc.

We Have Another Movie Filming in Town!

Ant ManHere is a first look at a new movie filming in San Francisco, Marvel's Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd!

Terminator: Genisys Filming in SF!

TouristsCrowds of onlookers came to watch the crew of Terminator: Genisys filming in SF! Former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger's newest addition to the Terminator series is set to hit theaters next summer.

Mayor Lee and Film SF Visit the San Andreas Set!

SanAndreasBig thank you again to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his team for their successful shoot in our City, and to Mayor Lee for visiting the set!

See Who Loved Our Rebate!

rebateTake a look below at the list of productions who used our rebate in Fiscal Year 2013-2014:
The Other Barrio
The Great Foodtrucks Race Season 4
HBO's "Looking"
Real World Season 29
Diary of a Teenage Girl

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Films San Andreas Movie in SF

San AndreasCheck out news coverage from NBC Bay Area on San Francisco's latest disaster film currently filming in the City, San Andreas!

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.


CONTACT US: film@sfgov.org ; 415-554-6241

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. Please contact us for permit questions.