Kent Filming Partnership

Kent has long recognised the economic benefits of filming. The increase in employment, tourism, and the direct spend into the local economy by productions make a strong case for the council to back filming and the development of Kent as a film location. Back in 2008, The Kent Film Office, along with the cohesive work of County and District councils, Kent Police and private stakeholders, formed the Kent Filming Partnership. By working together with all authorities as well as private location owners, we maximise the many benefits that filming in the county bring for the citizens who live here.

Cartoon black and white image of a film clapper boardThe Kent Filming Partnership promotes Kent & Medway as a Film Friendly County which is appealing to the film and television industry. It ensures that all filming is undertaken safely and legally, and enables all members in the partnership to fulfil their own duties whilst also helping productions complete filming easily and on time.

Maximum Benefits for Minimum Disruption!

The Kent Filming Partnership and the Film and TV board underpinned the application, which allowed Kent to pass the Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Act 2010  making Kent even more competitive in the UK locations market.

The Partnership Pledge

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The Kent Filming Partnership aims to develop Kent & Medway as a film friendly county because it recognises the opportunities for inward investment, tourism and PR the film & broadcast industries can bring to Kent.

It is the responsibility of the partners to proactively take positive action to promote, support and enable film-making to be attracted to and take place in Kent & Medway and showcase this to the creative industries.

The Kent Filming Partnership fulfils its duty of care to local residents by ensuring that Kent & Medway citizens and businesses benefit from filming yet disruption is kept to a minimum.

The Partnership Pledge

  • The Kent Film Office will strive to ensure that the partnership is able to work together as an effective body and that the lines of communication between all partners remain open.
  • The local public and private bodies of Kent & Medway, including local authorities and police, pledge to make Kent a film friendly region by working within the Kent Filming Partnership – Agreement.
  • The creative industries agree to abide by the Kent Filming Partnership – Guidelines in addition to the legal requirements imposed on filming.

List of Partners

 Kent County Council Logo- Kent county council written in black underlined with underneath. To the right a white Invicta horse on a red background. Links to Their website.  Kent Highways Service Logo- Red background with Kent highways Services written in white to the right with a white Invicta horse to the left. Links to Their website.  Ken police logo- Kent police written in blue to the left, with the blue and red Kent police badge to the right. Links to Their website.  Kent Fire and Rescue Service logo- Kent Fire and Rescue Service written in black to the right, with a white and red badge with a white horse on to the leftLinks to Their website.  Apache Logo- Apache written in white on a back background. Studio, Lighting & Camera Rental is written underneath in white and yellow.Links to Their website.
 The National Trust Logo- The National Trust written in white on a green background, a white leaf is on top.Links to Their website.  Kent & East Sussex Railway Logo- Kent & East Sussex Railway written in blue inside a white circular belt. Inside is the white and red crest with birds, a train and a horse. Links to Their website.  Locate in kent Logo- Locate in kent written in red on a white background, to the right of a red and white circle. Perfect for Europe, Perfect for Business written underneath in blue. Links to Their website.
 Dartford Borough Council Logo- Dartford Borough Council written in blue on a white background - Links to Dartford Borough Council Website.  Dover District Council Logo- Dover District Council written in black on a white background. Blue cartoon sea underneath writing with the castle on grass above. Links to Their website.  Gravesham Borough Council Logo- Gravesham Borough Council in black writing on a white background. A black and white cartoon ship to the right. Links to Their website.  Maidstone Borough Council Logo- Maidstone Borough Council in blue writing on a white background. An orange cartoon image of Maidstone town sits on top. Links to Their website.  Medway Council Logo- Medway Council Serving You written in blue on a white background, a lighter blue paint brush mark is behind Medway. Links to Their website.
Sevenoaks District Council Logo- Sevenoaks written in green underneath green trees. District Council written in orange underneath. Writing surrounded by a green and orange oval. Links to Their website.
Thanet District Council Logo- Thanet District Council written in white on a blue background. Links to Their website.

Swale Borough Council Logo- Swale Borough Council written in white on a blue background. A blue bird in a white circle outlined in orange to the left. Links to Their website.
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Logo- Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council written in white on a green background. Two white triangles either side of a white rectangle underneath. Links to Their website.
 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Logo- Tunbridge Wells written in pink with Borough Council written in blue underneath. Writing surrounded by blue and pink curves. Links to Their website.
The Especial Effects Company Logo- The Especial Effects Company written in orange on a black Links to Their website.
Sentimental Entertainment LTD Logo- Sentimental Entertainment LTD written in black on a white background, Film, TV & More written underneath on a grey background. Outline of a person to the right. Links to Their website.


If you are a production company, an agency, facilities company or have a location based in Kent and would like to join the Kent Filming Partnership; please download and sign a copy of Kent Filming Partnership- Agreement and email to along with a jpg copy of your logo.