San Francisco

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

Administrative Guidance

"Scene in San Francisco" Guidelines

San Francisco Film Commission

Susannah Greason Robbins, Executive Director

1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place, Suite 473

San Francisco, CA 94102




Project Criteria


Qualified Spend

Budgets less than $3M must film 55% of principal photography in San Francisco, while budgets over $3M must film 65%.

  • Fees paid to City Departments for the use or rental of City property, equipment or employees including: Port, MUNI, SFPD, SFFD, DPT, DPW, Treasure Island, Recreation and Parks, and all City buildings.
  • All daily use fees paid to the San Francisco Film Commission.
  • All payroll taxes paid to the City and County of San Francisco.
Program Guidelines