Small-scale Filming Agreements

Small-scale Filming Agreements (SSFA) / Short notice

Productions wishing to film at our stations with crews totalling 5 persons or less need to apply using one or more of our Small-scale Filming Agreement (SSFA) forms, downloadable below.  Those productions with turnarounds of under 5 working days are also required to apply this way and may need to downscale equipment and crew numbers in order to qualify.

SSFAs greatly condense the application procedure and are generally cheaper (carrying a single application fee), however, only the following equipment can be considered :

  • Hand-held camera
  • Monopod
  • Tripod
  • Steadicam
  • Camera slider (1mtr max)
  • Hand-held or Radio microphones (not Boom poles)
  • Reflector (1.2mtr2 max; not Silver/Gold/Green/Red)
  • Wireless monitor

Forms need to be completed electronically (not handwritten) and submitted to, along with a valid Public Liability Insurance certificate (with a minimum indemnity of £5m) and any other relevant documents.

NOTE : These applications are for filming at our stations only, all other requests need to apply using the standard application available here.  Applicants seeking to film within three working-days are strongly advised to call us prior to submission.