Film Central Florida supports film, TV, commercial productions and still photography. Our staff will assist you in processing your permits to make your filming and production easy in Central Florida's Polk County.
Central Florida Offers a Variety of Filming Locations:
Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, on the Southwest Gulf Coast of Florida in Charlotte County, is a slice of purely natural Florida. The harbor, the second largest in the state, has almost 100 miles of natural shoreline. Punta Gorda, a picturesque small town of 16,000, sits on its southern bank. In the western part of the county, 28 miles of white sand beaches line the Gulf side of several barrier islands. No building in the county is taller than five stories, giving a definite "old Florida" vibe to many parts of the county. Inland, there are wetlands and Cypress Swamps. Features produced in the county include Out of Time and Hoot.
Emerald Coast Film Commission of Northwest Florida
The Emerald Coast Film Commission welcomes you to the beautiful Emerald Coast, located along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida! Home to some of the best beaches in the world, the Emerald Coast offers a distinct mix of southern charm and tropical beauty that is unlike any other part of Florida.
Film Florida is a not-for-profit entertainment production trade association that provides a leadership role in Florida's film, TV, & digital media industry by representing a coalition of interests, including private industry, local film commissions, industry associations, educational institutions and labor organizations. Its purpose is to offer to businesses and individuals the benefits of a statewide trade association to promote the creation of jobs in the film and entertainment production industries and to promote economic development and tourism.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County OFE may provide a cash rebate for qualified production expenditures of up to $150,000 for film, TV, commercials, Independent & Emerging, music video and still projects. The incentives are awarded to projects filming and housed for the duration of the production in Broward County. These rebates are limited to a first come, first serve basis. Project completion, Pre production budgets and post production reconciliation budget will need to be provided to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment for receipt of rebate. Projects must have proof of financing prior to applying. The CVB's Office of Film & Entertainment reserves the right to disqualify projects at anytime should agreed upon requirements not be met and delivered. For further details on the rebate program for each queue, contact Noelle P. Stevenson, Vice President, Film, Music, Entertainment & Creative Industries, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment at 954-767-2440.
We are pleased to provide professional assistance to production companies that are interested in, or have chosen, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County for a project.
Our services include:
Assistance in obtaining permits where needed. Film permits are required for production projects on public property in Broward County. There is no fee for Broward film permits. Depending upon the scope of the project, specific permits may be necessary, such as: tent, pyrotechnic, firearm, or environmental. A Certificate of Insurance which additionally insures the municipality in which you choose to work is also required.
The Duval County Tourist Development Council offers grants on a case by case basis for productions that have a substantial hotel room night impact in Duval County (Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach & Jacksonville Beach). Please contact Todd Roobin, Film Commissioner @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Martin County Film Office is an adjunct of the County's Administration Department and Tourism and Marketing Office. Our purpose is to provide quick turnaround permitting for use of County-owned lands, properties, and beaches. There are no fees for our services; however liability insurance coverage extension is required.