Small-scale filming agreements

Small-scale filming agreements (SSFA)

Productions with a total of 10 people or less should apply for station filming using our small-scale filming agreement (SSFA) form.  Productions that want to film within five working days at our stations must use these forms.

SSFAs are the quickest and simplest way to apply, and they're always going to be the cheapest option (see fees).  They are a little less flexible than a standard application, as you'll need to limit your numbers and stick to the filming areas we've picked.  Also, only the following equipment is allowed :

  • hand-held camera
  • monopod
  • tripod
  • steadicam or similar (not an easyrig)
  • camera slider (1 metre maximum)
  • hand-held or radio microphones (not boom poles)
  • reflector (1.2 metre2 maximum; not silver/gold)
  • wireless monitor.

Forms need to be filled out electronically (not handwritten) and sent to filming@networkrail.co.uk, with a valid public liability insurance certificate (with a minimum indemnity of £5m) and Covid-19 risk assessment or policy.