Film on the Space Coast
Get in touch with the Space Coast Film Commissioner and launch into your project!
The Space Coast region offers one of the most bio-diverse natural landscapes in the country, with 72 miles of open beaches and weather that provides a phenomenal number of good shooting days. This area has historical downtowns and charming architecture, cooperative communities and a variety of professional support crew for hire.
Here are a few pertinent facts to consider: on average, 236 sunny days per year. The July average temperature is around 82 degrees. January's average is around 60.
Ready to say “lights, camera, action” on Florida's Space Coast? Call the Space Coast Film Commission to take the next step, (321) 433-4470. This office is a one-stop source for locating skilled crew and qualified companies to support your production. More than 2,000 location photos are available through the Film Commission by calling or emailing.
We are strongly encouraging the use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other sanitation procedures, and the use of social distancing. Please visit the following links for more information.
- Film Florida Recommendations for Clean & Healthy Production Sets
- The Safe Way Forward from DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and Teamsters' Committees
Brevard County serves Barefoot Bay, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Grant, Indian Harbour Beach, Malabar, Palm Bay, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne, Merritt Island, Mims, Port St. John, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Scottsmoor, Sharpes and Titusville.
There are no permit fees. It is essential to contact the film office prior to any filming activities. County or City involvement including fire rescue, police/security, road/bridge closures, police escorts, crowd control, EMT/paramedics, and lifeguards may incur a fee that will vary based on location, duration, and type of assistance required. These activities must be requested 30 days in advance with specific dates and times noted including any backup days.
If you want to use a drone, please be aware of the many no-fly zones in the area. Individual municipalities may have additional restrictions. Please provide a copy of the drone operator license with your permit.
If you are interested in filming in Cape Canaveral, please fill out their permit and send to Molly Thomas, Cultural & Community Affairs Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, and the Space Coast Film Commissioner. Please submit their permit to them 30 days prior to production date.
If you'd like to film at Kennedy Space Center, Canaveral National Seashore/Playalinda Beach, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Archie Carr National Refuge, or Sebastian Inlet State Park please contact them directly for permitting.
- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and NASA
- Canaveral National Seashore
- Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (Scroll to Commercial Photography)
- Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge (Scroll to Commercial Use Permit)
- Sebastian Inlet State Park and Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park
For state incentive information and application, please visit the State Film Office website at www.filminflorida.com
Check out these additional resources:
- Local Resources
- Space Coast Film Festivals
- Trade Associations, Organizations, Unions & Guilds
Film Liaison Contacts
Local Liaison – Space Coast of Florida
Meagan Happel, Film Commissioner
430 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: (321) 433-4470
Liaison – Los Angeles
815 W. 27th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 241 0116
Cell: 850 363 8339