How to shoot in Benidorm?
We have a specific municipal ordinance that regulates audiovisual activity in our city. Our goal is to guarantee the satisfaction of producers and professionals who choose us as the location of their work.
Below you can consult the municipal ordinances in the attached PDF.Attachments
Filming in Public Spaces
Benidorm Film Office will process all requests for filming in public spaces and / or public property of the City Council. The producer must fill in the corresponding application based on the development of the activity that needs to be carried out. For authorization, the content of each project will be studied together with the corresponding Municipal Department.
Use of Public Road
For the placement of any material or vehicle of the technical team on the sidewalks and in pedestrian areas, it will be essential to provide the following information:
- Measurements, weight, and exact location of the material and / or vehicle.
- In the pedestrian zone, the pavement must be protected at all times.
- All material and wiring must be properly protected and marked for the safety of pedestrians.
Parking and Shooting Space Reservations
Benidorm Film Office will take care of reserving both the spaces to shoot and the spaces to park the vehicles. To do this, you must complete the corresponding production record and communicate the following information:
- Date (s) and time (s) of use.
- Street and address.
- Area to occupy ( linear meters, clear references, or street numbering).
- Indicate if the vehicle-free zone is required.
In general, spaces will not be reserved where parking is forbidden (this non-compliance is subject to sanctions).
The minimum term of 5 days should be extended as much as possible whenever a request for a traffic cut is required. It is advised that the cut be intermittent, outside peak hours. Always follow the instructions of the Department of Mobility and Public Security.
To request any modification in the urban furniture must be specified in the production record and always follow the instructions of the technicians of the Department of Technical Services of the City.
Notice to Neighbors and Merchants
Benidorm Film Office provides you with a model letter to notify locals and merchants of the location. This written communication must be distributed in the mailboxes at least 5 days before filming, and must bear the signature and stamp of the producer in addition to the contact person's data to resolve any questions that may have a neighbor of the place.
Clean and neat
The filming area should be daily in perfect condition.
Catering is not authorized on public roads.
Security and Noise
The passage of ambulances, emergency vehicles, pedestrians (in particular users of wheelchairs), fords, entry / exit of garages, and all traffic signs will be respected at all times.
The Municipal Environmental Ordinance will be respected with regard to noise, especially during night shootings (See Ordinance in PDF), as well as solving the possible glare caused by spotlights or others, try to reduce the inconvenience and ensure the rest of the neighbors.
Special effects, explosives, and emergency drills
Any weapon or explosive must be only the regulations and blanks. A copy of the proper documentation of any weapon, explosive, or special effect will be delivered to Benidorm Film Office. Likewise, scenes with actors dressed in official uniforms or any props / vehicles that simulate emergency services should be reported.
Given these needs will be agreed and follow the indications of the Department of Mobility and Citizen Security.
Benidorm Film Office will be provided with a copy of the current Civil Liability policy before the start of filming, to respond in case of damages arising from the filming activity.
The Benidorm Film Office logo must be included in the credit titles, notify the opening / distribution day, and deliver to Benidorm Film Office:
- A copy of the production for your file.
- Minimum of two photographs of the filming in high resolution for internal use, on the Web of Benidorm Film Office, and to promote the city