Filming on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a film friendly location.

We recognise the positive cultural and economic benefits filming brings to the Island.

To film on the Island, you will need to apply for a Film Permit via filmwight.

This includes commercial, charitable, or educational filming and photography on any Council owned or managed land.

filmwight – the Island’s official Film Office

filmwight is the Isle of Wight’s official Film office and operates with the endorsement of the Isle of Wight Council. It is the primary point of contact for advice and management of filming across the Island. filmwight is also a member of Film Offices UK (FO:UK).

filmwight manages all Film Permit applications for Council owned and managed land. It also helps in securing non-council locations and property for filming on the Island.

As the Island’s official Film Office, filmwight:

  • provide a dedicated Film Liaison Officer (FLO) to handle all enquiries
  • manage all Film Permit application forms for council owned or managed land and property
  • can help secure non-council locations and property
  • provide industry, practical, and logistical advice
  • can arrange recces and help with travel arrangements 
  • promote the Code of Practice and filming guidelines (PDF, 379KB)

For Film Permits and all enquiries, please contact filmwight

Parking whilst filming

If you require use of a Council controlled parking area or car park whilst filming, you will need to apply and pay through the Council’s Parking Services.

Apply for a parking suspension directly or call 01983 823714 for assistance with parking.