Athens Film Office

Filming in Athens-Clarke County

Athens-Clarke County is designated as a Camera Ready community by the Georgia Music, Film & Digital Entertainment Office, part of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

The Athens Film Office - 706-613-3456 (FILM) - serves as the official film liaison and works with many local and state partners.

List Your Property as a Film Location

If you would like your Georgia home, business, or property considered for filming, visit the state location submission webpage. They will review your photos and, if approved, your property will be added to their online locations database, which is publicly viewable on GA Reel Scout

Film Project Information Form

Individuals or companies looking to film in Athens-Clarke County should first fill out an online Film Project Information Form. This will allow the Camera Ready liaison to assess requirements specific to your film.

Regulations for Filming

Prior to filing any forms below, individuals or companies should fill out the Film Information Form above for initial inquiries.

Generally speaking, filming for commercial or non-commercial purposes in public spaces or private property currently does not require permitting unless:

  • It requires sidewalk, street or lane closures. 
  • It occurs in park locations.
    • First, fill out a project information form above and note the parks.
    • Additional items may be required once a park location has been determined. Contact Andrew Sticha at the Leisure Services Department at 706-613-3800 or with questions.
  • It requires use of a local government facility such as City Hall or another facility (Facility Use Application)

Filming with Drones / Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Contact the Public Information Office for information related to filming with drones.

Filming on The University of Georgia Campus

Filming on The University of Georgia campus requires formal, written permission from the University. For more information, see their External Commercial & Documentary Filming/Photography on Campus policy.\

Film Resources

  • Athena Studios - Purpose built soundstage in Athens, GA with 200,000 square feet of space for productions. Opened in 2023.

More information

Jeff Montgomery
Production Liaison
Athens Film Office
706-613-3456 [706-613-FILM] / 

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