Welcome to a million possibilities, in one unique location
About Film:New Forest
About Film:New Forest, well we set up Film:New Forest in 2016 because we recognise the huge contribution the film and television industries makes to our local economy.
In establishing Film:New Forest we have partnered with Creative England whose vision is for the country’s creative talent and businesses to be the most successful and innovative in the world; providing a platform for new voices; generating jobs and economic growth. Cllr Barry Rickman, Leader of New Forest District Council, said: “We welcome this partnership with Creative England and look forward to working with them. The investment generated through our collaboration will be hugely important in supporting our local economy and the 8,000 businesses here.”
Our aim at Film:New Forest is to make it as simple as possible to film your production here, whilst ensuring minimal disruption to our local community.
What’s been filmed
The New Forest has already seen many film and television productions take place, including Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves, Endeavour, and commercials for Cadbury and Infiniti. Our varied locations have successfully doubled for other areas, for example ‘The Shambles’ in York, continental Europe, a disused power station as a spy base, and even the Miami River. You can take a look at what’s been filming, on our ‘Filmed in the New Forest’ page.
The New Forest is a beautiful part of the country and is a well know tourism destination, but the area is not in fact new, isn’t all forest, and you may be surprised at the variety of filming possibilities and locations there are here – coastal and marine, industrial, rural, town and village, castles, ancient forests, open heathland, and working woodlands.
On the practical side, we are 90 minutes from London, within easy reach of the UK’s major studios, with good connectivity by air, rail, road, and sea. If you choose to film here you will have an endless choice of places to stay, and things to do, and you will never be far away from breath-taking scenery.
About Film:New Forest – How we can help
The team at are here to help make your shoot run smoothly, and we welcome and encourage filming productions in the New Forest. With Creative England, we have established a strong database of searchable locations, and skilled local crew. You can see our range of locations on our Locations Database, which is free to register.
We have a can do attitude and our completely free film-friendly service offers you a one-stop shop for:
- New Forest-based locations
- Access to skilled local crew
- Permits to film
- Parking and traffic control assistance
- Permission for filming on council-owned property
Meet the Film:New Forest team....
Economic Development Manager
Economic Development Officer/Film:New Forest Lead Officer
Economic Development Administration Officer/Film:New Forest Project Assistant
Corporate Communications Manager