Welcome to Film New Bedford!
Letter from the
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
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Bedford Streets, Waterfront, Buildings and more!
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.
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