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Film Commission

We Have Another Movie Filming in Town!

Ant ManHere is a first look at a new movie filming in San Francisco, Marvel's Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd!

Terminator: Genisys Filming in SF!

TouristsCrowds of onlookers came to watch the crew of Terminator: Genisys filming in SF! Former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger's newest addition to the Terminator series is set to hit theaters next summer.

Mayor Lee and Film SF Visit the San Andreas Set!

SanAndreasBig thank you again to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his team for their successful shoot in our City, and to Mayor Lee for visiting the set!

See Who Loved Our Rebate!

rebateTake a look below at the list of productions who used our rebate in Fiscal Year 2013-2014:
The Other Barrio
The Great Foodtrucks Race Season 4
HBO's "Looking"
Real World Season 29
Diary of a Teenage Girl

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Films San Andreas Movie in SF

San AndreasCheck out news coverage from NBC Bay Area on San Francisco's latest disaster film currently filming in the City, San Andreas!

"We had a fantastic time shooting in SF"

Helicopter“We had a fantastic experience shooting in SF. Permitting process was simple and straightforward, weather was gorgeous. Couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our shoot.” –Megan Schaut, Chase Jarvis Inc.

Watch the Apes take over SF!

Watch the New Trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!

San Francisco Film Commission Releases Annual Report for FY 12-13

Please click here to view the San Francisco Film Commission's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.  San Francisco City Hall

Check out new interactive zone map to help productions!

Classic shot of cable car traveling up California with bay bridge in backgroundCheck out the 30 mile radius interactive zone map to help productions determine union per diem rates and driving distances for crew members.  http://www.filmsf.org/ftp/map/map.html

Shooting in San Francisco

The Film Office is an advocate for all kinds of productions, from major feature films and television series to commercials, music videos, documentaries and student films.

Crews & Resources

Contact information for City departments, neighboring permitting jurisdictions and local crew can all be found here.


There are a number of incentives available to filmmakers working in San Francisco. The many programs that you may be able to take advantage of are outlined here.

SF & Movies

San Francisco has a long history both as a visual staple in the movies and a center for filmmaking creativity. The first moving image was captured in Northern California and since then San Francisco has been a magnet for filmmakers.


Location Library

The San Francisco Film Commission has made a limited number of local locations available from our digital library for you to browse.


About Us

We work to promote the San Francisco Bay Area as a film destination while also working with the local film community to support local projects with significant ties to San Francisco.