Film Friendly Texas

Established in 2007, the Film Friendly Texas Program is a certification and marketing program administrated by the Texas Film Commission. Film Friendly Texas Certified Communities receive ongoing training and guidance from the Texas Film Commission regarding media industry standards, best practices and how to effectively accommodate on-location filming activity in their community.

With an emphasis of working with Texas’ rural and suburban communities, the Film Friendly Texas Program provides an elevated platform for a network of more than 100 statewide certified communities to leverage and market their regional resources directly to media industry professionals working in Texas.

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Benefits of Filming in Film Friendly Certified Communities

Filmmakers reaching out to Film Friendly Certified Communities can expect to connect with trained film liaisons whose municipality has done the following:

  1. Attended a Film Friendly Texas training workshop, which includes guidance regarding best practices and how to effectively accommodate on-location filming activity.
  2. Submitted photo coverage of potential filming locations for inclusion in the Texas Film Commission location database.
  3. Passed administratively enforceable filming guidelines.

Explore Film Friendly Texas

We encourage you to utilize our Film Friendly map below to see all that our certified communities have to offer. Please contact our office or the representatives listed for additional information about filming in these communities.

Film Friendly Certified Communities

Click the region you would like to explore to learn more about the Film Friendly Certified Communities in each area. Or use the drop down menu to select a specific Film Friendly Certified Community.

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About Film Friendly Texas

An overview regarding the mission of the Film Friendly Texas program.

Becoming a Film Friendly Certified Community

Further information on how your community can get Film Friendly certified.

Film Friendly Texas Program Highlights

View a sampling of highlights and successes from certified communities.

Film Friendly Texas Workshops Registration

Information about upcoming workshops for communities interested in becoming Film Friendly certified.

Online Resources & Sample Documents

Downloadable sample guidelines, sample applications and other helpful documents.