Due to the volume of location enquiries from students for filming project coursework, the Film New Forest office is currently unable to assist with student enquiries.
Students are advised to consult their course tutor for alternative locations.
Please note: Forestry England does not currently allow student filming projects to be undertaken on the land they manage in the New Forest (i.e. ‘Crown Land’). They do instead permit filming in two woodland locations in North Hampshire & Surrey. For details see https://www.forestryengland.uk/article/new-forest-permission-filming-and-photography
We've put together a selection of useful filming tips which we hope will help student filmmakers across the county:
Finding the right location
We all know how important finding the right film location is, especially if it is something which goes towards your final qualification. However, the majority of locations listed on our website will require some form of financial exchange for any filming that takes place. Whilst we are happy to make enquiries to property owners on your behalf, please be realistic about what you can afford and exactly what you are looking for in the location. It is often hard to facilitate filmmakers with no budget. In this instance, we would suggest trying to make use of free spaces as much as possible. This might include filming in and around your campus, in open spaces outdoors or even in your own home!
It also helps to be as specific as possible when searching for your ideal film location.
Filming on public highways