Vienna Film Commission

Film Permits

For shooting in Vienna you need an official film permit.
Film permits are issued by the relevant municipal departments of the Vienna City Administration.

 

1. FILM PERMITS FOR LOCATIONS WITHIN THE SPHERE OF COMPETENCE OF THE VIENNA CITY ADMINISTRATION

If you plan to shoot in a location that is within the area of responsibility of the Vienna City Administration, please fill in the form "Application for a film permit" on our homepage. We will forward your application with a letter of recommendation to the relevant municipal department.

Within the sphere of competence of the Vienna City Administration are:
MA 8 – City Archives / Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv
MA 9 – Vienna City Library / Wienbibliothek im Rathaus
MA 10 – Vienna Children's Day Care Centres / Wiener Kindergärten
MA 11 – Youth and Family Welfare Office / Amt für Jugend und Familie
MA 13 – Libraries / Büchereien Wien
MA 14 – Automated Data Processing, Information and Communications Technology
MA 18 – Urban Development and Planning / Stadtentwicklung und Stadtplanung, Projektkoordination für Mehrfachnutzung
MA 28 – Road Management and Construction / Straßenverwaltung und Straßenbau
MA 29 – Bridge Construction and Foundation Engineering / Brückenbau und Grundbau
MA 31 – Vienna Waterworks -/ Wasserwerke
MA 33 – Public Lighting / Wien Leuchtet
MA 34 – Building and Facility Management / Gebäudeverwaltung
MA 35 – Immigration, Citizenship, and Registry Offices / Standesamt
MA 40 – Social Welfare, Social and Public Health Law / Sozialamt
MA 42 – Parks and Gardens / Wiener Stadtgärten
MA 44 – Municipal Swimming Pools / Bäder
MA 45 – Water Management / Wiener Gewässer
MA 48 – Waste Management, Street Cleaning and Vehicle Fleet / Abfallwirtschaft, Straßenreinigung und Fuhrpark
MA 49 – Forestry Office and Urban Agriculture / Forstamt und Landwirtschaftsbetrieb der Stadt Wien
MA 51 – Sports Office / Sportamt
MA 55 – Socialinfo Vienna / Bürgerdienst - Stadtservice für alle Wienerinnen und Wiener
MA 56 – Vienna Schools / Wiener Schulen
MA 59 – Market Authority / Marktamt
MA 60 – Veterinary Board and Animal Protection / Veterinäramt und Tierschutz
MA 68 – Fire Services and Disaster Relief / Feuerwehr und Katastrophenschutz
MA 70 – Ambulance and Patient Transport Services / Rettungs- und Krankenförderungsdienst der Stadt Wien
Museums of the City of Vienna / Museen der Stadt Wien
City of Vienna – Housing in Vienna / Stadt Wien – Wiener Wohnen
Stadt Wien Marketing GmbH
Via Donau
Vienna Waste Water Management - Wien Kanal (WKN)
Vienna Hospital Association / Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund (KAV)
Wien Museum

 

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR FILM PERMITS:
Application for a film permit

Vienna Film Commission, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 18, A-1030 Vienna
genehmigungen@viennafilmcommission.at

T: + 43 1 4000-87005
T: + 43 1 4000-87006
F: + 43 1 4000-87003

 

2. FILM PERMITS FOR PUBLIC TRAFFIC AREAS

In case of shooting in public traffic areas where there is a need to arrange either setting up of no parking zones, roadblocks or stopping traffic, it is necessary to contact: Municipal Department 46 – Traffic Management and Organisation. The team of the Vienna Film Commission provides you with help and advice if you have any questions about film permits.

COMPETENT MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT:
Municipal Department 46 – Traffic Management and Organisation
Niederhofstrasse 21, A-1120 Vienna
T: +43 1 955 59
F: +43 1 81114-99-92637

All applications to: m-fil@ma46.wien.gv.at

Contact persons Customer Service "Kundencenter/Film":

Oliver Siedl, Phone: +43 1 811 14 92665
Elisabeth Staber, Phone: +43 1 811 14 92667

Gottfried Maier, Phone: +43 1 811 14 92984

Martina Zinterhof, Phone: +43 1 811 14 92130
Daniel Cvetković, Tel.: +43 1 811 14 92716

SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Applications without on-site inspection: at least ten workdays before the production start date
Applications with on-site inspection: 20 workdays before the production start date
Applications with no parking zones: at least six workdays before the production start date

ON-SITE INSPECTION
What is an on-site inspection?
If you plan to shoot in public traffic areas and need to close roads or stop any private or public traffic there will be an on-site inspection before the production start date.
For further information and to download application forms please click here.

 

3. FILMING WITHOUT A PERMIT „TOURISTISCHES AUSMASS“

If you plan to film in public traffic area and your shooting meets specific requirements in the sense of the decree „Touristisches Ausmaß“, you will not need a film permit.

We please you to fill in the form "Application for a film permit" on our homepage, to check your request according to the guidelines „Touristisches Ausmaß“. We will forward your application with a letter of recommendation to the Municipal Department 46.

The final decision if your shooting needs no permit will be taken by the Municipal Department 46.

„Touristisches Ausmaß“ on public traffic areas is defined as follows:

No interference with traffic, hand held camera or tripod, team of no more than 5 people, no actors or performers, who could be, due to their celebrity status, cause of an accumulation of onlookers which may interfere with traffic. Filmshootings which exceed these prerequisites require a permit.

 

4. FILMING WITHOUT A PERMIT „AKTUELLER DIENST“

Filming on a daily basis for media like TV, radio, news services and press will not require a permit. It is required to contact the relevant municipal department.