Small-scale filming agreements

Small-scale filming agreements (SSFA)

Productions wanting to film at Network Rail stations with crews not exceeding five persons should apply using our small-scale filming agreement (SSFA) form, downloadable below.  Productions wanting to film within five working days, regardless of size must also apply using the form(s) below, reducing crew numbers where necessary.

SSFAs are quicker, simpler, are usually the cheapest option (see fees*) and allow for the following equipment to 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 filming@networkrail.co.uk, along with a valid Public Liability Insurance certificate (with a minimum indemnity of £5m) and any other relevant documents.

PLEASE NOTE: * The filming fee is non-refundable if withdrawn or cancelled by applicant within five working days of shoot.  Productions wishing to shoot within three working-days are advised to contact us prior to applying.