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New Bedford, MA is your next filming location!

Dagny Ashley
City of New Bedford
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"It was the good offices, the generous support, and the can-do energy of the City of New Bedford that truly made producing the Walt Whitman film possible."

Mark Zwonitzer
Walt Whitman
(PBS' American Experience)
HiddenHill Productions

Welcome to Film New Bedford!

Letter from the Mayor

As Mayor of New Bedford I welcome you to explore our vibrant city as a location for your next film project.

New Bedford is an historic seaport located on picturesque Buzzard’s Bay, conveniently situated 60 minutes from Boston and 30 minutes from Providence. New Bedford’s rich history has endowed it with a wide range of landscapes, streetscapes, buildings and character for a variety of film genres... Read more >

> View photos of New Bedford Streets, Waterfront, Buildings and more!
Permit Information
Film production permits for the City of New Bedford currently are issued for a fee of $35. Authorization is granted by the Mayor’s Office, after review of the project by the City of New Bedford Office of Tourism & Marketing.

If the project is a feature film, the permit procedure should begin as soon as a location has been chosen.

All production companies are requested to notify the City of New Bedford Office of Tourism & Marketing regarding their intentions, whether on private or public property.   Read More | Download Permit Application (PDF)

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