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. Locate in Kent
Ashford Borough Council logo. Ashford Borough Council is written in white on a light blue background. To the left of the image is a white shield with a silhouette of a leafy plant inside. Canterbury City Council logo. On the left is a purple square with rounded edges. Inside it is a white silhouette of Canterbury cathedral. On the right of the square is written canterbury city council in purple text.  Dartford Borough Council logo Folkestone and Hythe District Council logo. Folkestone & Hythe is written in the top left in purple. Underneath is a galloping horse in purple. Underneath the horse is written District Council in light green text. Gravesham Borough Council logo
Maidstone Borough Council Logo Sevenoaks District Council logo Swale Borough Council Logo Thanet District Council logo Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council logo
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Logo Filming in England Partnership written in purple text.

National Trust logo
Natural England logo. Green square with the words NATURAL ENGLAND written in white across the bottom.
Explore Kent logo. Red circle with EK inside written in white. Animate and Create Studios logo. Black circle with A + C written inside in white writing. Castle Farm logo. On the top it reads 'Castle Farm' in a dark blue text. Underneath it reads 'Kent, 1892'.
Diggerland logo. In the background is a yellow circle decorated with white stars. Written across the middle in blue text is 'Diggerland' and underneath in black it reads 'Buckets Of Fun For Everyone'. On the right-hand side is a cartoon image of a yellow tractor with a smiling face. Ebbsfleet Garden City logo. Green map pin icon on the left, with the word Ebbsfleet written in dark green, Garden written in a yellowish green and City written in navy blue. The Especial Effects Company Logo Godinton House logo. On the top is a line drawing of Godinton house in green. Underneath it reads 'Godinton House & Gardens' in all capital letters and the same green text. Kent & East Sussex Railway logo
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. Shepherd Neame logo. Reads from top to bottom: Since 1698 - Shepherd Neame - Britain's Oldest Brewer. In between 'Since' and '1698' is a grape vine drawn in black. Universal Extras logo. On the left is a green star which is missing the points. On the right is written 'Uni-versal Extras' in black text. East Kent College logo. EKC on top. The E and K are in purple, the C in light blue. East Kent is written underneath in purple. College is written underneath this in light blue.
University of Kent logo. On the top is written 'University of' in dark blue text. Underneath is written 'Kent' in the same colour.


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.