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Film Lauderdale is a full-service concierge Film Commission that provides locations and logistics assistance, issues film permits for 26 municipalities, coordinates with State and Federal entities, offers referral resources, and nurtures local content creators. We are a streamlined, one-stop production shop! The Film Commission’s mission is to attract film, television, commercial, and print production to Broward County, creating economic growth, high wage jobs, and new opportunities for small businesses. Click below to explore more about the film permitting process, our production incentives, location, and production directories.

Film Lauderdale Website

Words of Wisdom from Sandy Lighterman, Greater Fort Lauderdale Film Commissioner

Preparedness is a Virtue

This past week was very difficult for many of our friends, colleagues, and community partners in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Dania Beach, and other municipalities in Broward County due to the historic flooding experienced in the area. We are so grateful to our first responders who have helped the area recover as quickly as possible. When you work in the production business, emergencies can come in the form of weather anomalies, illnesses, no-shows, travel delays, and so much more. It's essential to have a Plan B (through Z) for locations, crew fill-ins, back-up equipment sources...the list goes on. The most successful professionals in the industry are prepared and resourceful in the face of the unexpected.

AFCI Week 2023

Film Commissioner Sandy Lighterman recently attended AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners International) Week in Los Angeles, meeting with studio execs, producers, and creatives to attract production business to Broward County! (Pictured above at Physical Production Power Brunch, along with other key meetings and workshops)

Click Here for AFCI Week Info

Free Online Permit Application

Getting ready to film your next project in any of Broward County's film-friendly cities? Click on the link below.

Permit Application

Camera Speed, Spotlight!

City of Miramar

The City of Miramar is film-friendly and camera-ready, with an expansive variety of unique filming locations! Watch their latest video made specifically for location scouts, producers and creatives.

Miramar's Message to the Film Industry

AAF Broward + Palm Beach - Film Committee Event

It was an inspiring, educational, and energetic morning meeting with AAF Broward + Palm Beach for Part 1 of their Film Committee series, "Why is the film industry important to South Florida?", held at General Provisions in downtown Fort Lauderdale!

Part 2 of the series will be held at Brandstar Studios on May 18. Keep an eye out on aafsfl.org for upcoming event details.

Click Here for More on AAF Broward + Palm Beach

To learn more about the Film & Television incentive program and the newly launched Special Projects incentive, please click the link below!

Incentive Programs

Want to explore more locations in Broward County?

Film Lauderdale Locations Database

White Elephant Group (WEG) presents WEG Weekend, a three-day cinematic extravaganza showcasing South Florida’s unique cinematic voices from April 28-30 at Mad Arts in Dania Beach. Enjoy screenings of award-winning shorts and features, themed parties, intimate roundtables with film industry leaders, reimagined panels and much more.

RSVP for WEG Weekend

Expand your professional network and connect with the local creative community at the upcoming Creatives in Film Meetup! Tuesday, May 16 from 6:30pm-9:00pm at Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale. Learn about upcoming film projects, festivals, and more (Presented by Arts Accelerator, featuring special guest, Film Commissioner Sandy Lighterman)

RSVP for Creatives in Film


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