Small-scale filming agreements / short notice

Small-scale filming agreements (SSFA) / short notice

Any production with a crew of 5 persons or less wanting to film at Network Rail stations should apply using our small-scale filming agreement (SSFA) form, downloadable below.  Productions with a turnaround of less than 5 working days must also apply this way, although crew numbers will need to be reduced to 5 or less.

SSFAs are quicker, simpler applications, and are usually the cheapest option (see fees). 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 filled out electronically (not handwritten) and sent to, along with a valid Public Liability Insurance certificate (with a minimum indemnity of £5m) and any other relevant documents.

PLEASE NOTE: These applications are for filming at our stations only. For all other locations, the standard application must be used - available here.  Anyone wanting to film within three working-days is advised to call us before applying.