From Sinatra to Scarface, the City of Miami Beach has made an indelible mark on the world of cinema, music videos, photography, commercials and more. Comprised of a seven mile beach and neighborhoods with their own distinct flavor, the City continues to provide a variety of unique, quintessential locations for film, art, fashion and more. To further the City's legacy of being a premiere destination for film, the City's Film Production Incentive Grant Program awards grants to at least nine feature films, music videos, television shows, documentaries, short films and even web series to enable production in the city.
The City of Miami Beach supports the film industry including (but are not limited to) documentaries, films made in Miami, short films, features, or web series. We seek to promote films with artful cinematography, effective storytelling, originality and feasibility, contemporary cultural relevance, and potential to reach and connect with diverse Miami Beach audiences. The City also funds eligible nonprofit cultural presenters, including:
- Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, Inc.
- Inffinito Art & Cultural Foundation, Inc. (Brazilian Film Festival)
- Italian Film Festival (Cinema Italy)
- Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Inc.
Please use this free permit request if you would like to film in the City of Miami Beach: City of Miami Beach Film and Print Online Permit request. Scroll to the bottom and create a login.
Please note that the City of Miami Beach and the City of Miami are two separate cities. If you wish to apply for a permit for the City of Miami, for areas like Downtown Miami, Wynwood, Little Havana, Little Haiti etc., please go to www.miamifilmoffice.com.
Past Filming Locations
To inspire filmgoers and prospective filmmakers alike, the City of Miami Beach maintains an interactive map of famous film locations for movies, music videos and more. To begin your own star-studded tour, visit our Filmed on the Beach portal, or click one of the following links:
The City of Miami Beach Film Production Incentive Grant has been established to support and incentivize productions in Miami Beach. Benefits include:
- $10,000 grants;
- $25,000 local spend required;
- a minimum of three (3) shoot days in Miami Beach, as applicable;
- can be combined with Miami and Miami-Dade Country incentive programs
- awarded quarterly; and
- films, scripted TV shows and web series, commercials, music videos, documentaries, all can apply!
The City of Miami Beach Film & Print Office, is a division of the Tourism & Culture Department's Office of Film and Event Production Management. The Film & Print Office coordinates and permits all film, video, photography and other media uses when utilizing public or residential areas of Miami Beach.
City of Miami Beach
Film & Print Office
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Film and Print Production Liaison
1755 Meridian Avenue - 5th Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Ph. 305.673.7000 ext.26374