Student Portal

Light Bulb with shoot growing within it © Buss-Root

Light Bulb with shoot growing within it © Buss-Root



Filming in Kent couldn’t be easier.

The Kent Film Office offers you a one stop shop for all your filming needs. We can contact the local district councils, Kent Highways and Kent Police to gain permission for you  to film on the public highways.

If you wish to film on private land then you need to contact the location owners and explain what it is you plan to do. There might also be a location fee, so please remember to factor that into your budget.

We can also offer you advice on the best areas to film, send you information on the legal requirements of filming in Kent, as well as only being a phone call away for any general advice you might need.

Download our helpful guide here.

For an accessible Word Document click here.

What We Need From You

To arrange your filming permission we need the following from you

  • Completed student filming application form, detailing where you want to film, the times and dates you will be filming and a brief description of what the filming entails TWO WEEKS prior to your first filming day.
  • If you have any special requirements, such as actors in police uniforms, night scenes, etc. we will need to know all this information straight away. We require more notice for this, ideally FOUR WEEKS
  • A copy of your college or universitys’ Public Liability Insurance (PLI), covering you for at least £5 million. Without this, NO permission will be granted.
  • If you have special requirements we will also need to see a copy of your risk assessment.

If you have any questions or just want to talk though your project, please contact us on or 03000 422 000