Seal of the City and County of San Francisco
City and County of San Francisco

To view graphic version of this page, refresh this page (F5)

Skip to page body

Stay Connected


About Us


film sf banner

Our Work

Film SF is part of the Mayor’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development that inspires, attracts and supports creative productions in San Francisco. We provide hands on permitting to a wide variety of projects, ranging from student films and still photography to feature films and television series. It is our mission to ensure that each and every production has a successful shoot in our cinematic city.


Our Incentives

Film SF supports every production, regardless of budget size. We offer reduced permit fees to qualified low budget productions. We also proudly offer our Scene in San Francisco rebate program to films, television shows, web series and documentaries that shoot in our City. Film SF has also partnered with businesses for our Vendor Discount Program, which provides production clients with discounted airfare, hotel rooms, equipment rentals, food & more.


Our Partners

Film SF partners with local government agencies and legislators, creative organizations, local unions, the hospitality industry, media outlets and the film community. Film SF connects your production to the best contacts for your needs. Want to shoot on a cable car? Want to film on the Golden Gate Bridge? We are your first source for any inquiries and will partner with your production to secure filming permissions within our City.

Our Neighborhoods

Film SF successfully facilitates productions within the 120+ micro neighborhoods of San Francisco. We maintain ongoing community relations with neighborhood associations, residents and business owners. Film SF strives to ensure a balance between the interests of the production and the neighborhoods affected by on-location activities. 

Our Office

Film SF is a small staff of four, but we work one-on-one with every single production that wants to shoot in SF. Filmmaking is our passion and we are proud to support creative productions in our City. 


Interested in filming in San Francisco?  Let’s get rolling!

 film@sfgov.org •  415-554-6241

Last updated: 6/10/2015 5:05:38 PM