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The Special Events and Filming Department’s film registration process is quick and simple. There are no fees to register your filming project – whether it is a feature film or print photography shoot – on City public property and our hands-on, dedicated staff will assist you along the way. To start the process, thoroughly review the PDF icon Filming Production Guide.



Student Filmmakers

The City of San Diego Special Events & Filming Department recognizes that student filmmakers’ contributions today have the potential to shape the architecture of the film industry in the future. Our filming authorization process is fee-free, making it simple and affordable to host your production on City public property, while working with our hands-on staff to ensure your production is meeting, if not exceeding, the needs of the surrounding community and public safety.

Contact the Special Events & Filming Department to start the process at (619) 685-1340 or [email protected].

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