Christchurch is recognised as a great place for filmmakers.

It is one of the most picturesque cities in the world and we have a proven history of spectacular filmmaking in our region.

Canterbury's regional film office, Screen Canterbury NZ(external link), is managed through ChristchurchNZ.  Their main role is to coordinate with production companies to gain the necessary approvals and/or information from the local community, local government and impacted stakeholders. If you have any questions or need more information, email

For permission to film in public spaces, apply for approval to film or email for further information and guidance. Please read the Ōtautahi-Christchurch screen protocols 2020(external link) before you apply. 

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