Filming Permits

Film Permits

Nash Farm is a popular Gauteng location for filmmakers.

Film crews are always required to obtain film permits when filming on public spaces such as streets, pavements, sidewalks, government-owned buildings and so on. These permits are issued by local councils in respective regions or areas where shoots take place. The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) recommends that filmmakers apply for permission at least 14 working days before filming is due to start.

The GFC will also help identify suitable filming locations – generic or scenic. Our online Directory offers listings of location scouts, location managers, facilitation companies and location agencies who offer services securing private locations.

For more information on film permits and locations requirements contact the GFC:

For help with permit applications fill in the online Filming Permit Application Form, or email us.

Location Filming Guidelines

The GFC has also issued guidelines to ensure that location filming in Gauteng is efficiently coordinated and to promote responsible location filming practices.

Filming in Gauteng

Learn how the Gauteng Film Commission strives to ensure perfect locations across Gauteng all year round.

Made In Gauteng

Watch trailers and excerpts of movies filmed in whole or part in Gauteng - mainly in Johannesburg - from 2010's The Bang Bang Club to Come Back, Africa, made in 1959.