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The Garden Route Film Commission

How To / FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add a listing of my services?

In order to list your service for the film industry, you have to register as a member.

Please note: If you want to list your property as a location for the film industry, you have to follow a different process.

  1. Click on “Register as a member
  2. Click on “Create an Account”
  3. Click on “Sign Up” on the basic Package
  4. Complete the form (and be sure to click on “I have read & accept the Terms & Conditions”
  5. Click on “New Listing” and complete all the information regarding your service
  6. Click on “Save Post”

Your listing will be submitted to the administrator for approval, and will appear on the website as soon as it is approved.

What is the maximum image size allowed on a services listing?

The best dimensions or aspect ratio to use for your featured image is 800px by 600px.

If your image has a different aspect ratio (e.g. 800px by 300px) Your image will not display correctly, and some parts of it will be cropped and not visible.

Your image size may not exceed 300kb.

How can I promote my property or activity as a filming location?

The Garden Route Film Commission (GRFC) has a key objective to promote the district as a favourable destination for film productions, increase investment in film, attract foreign producers and promote the unique characteristics of the Garden Route Film industry.

The GRFC will be embarking on a road trip around the district to inform businesses, home owners and suppliers on the benefits of working with the film industry and also the safeguards that are in place in the industry to make it easier to do business with filmmakers. The GRFC is creating a series of self-help topics available to the public via their website FAQ section.

List your property for free with the GRFC

The GRFC website was founded with the idea of streamlining and simplifying the location booking process by creating a central point for the Garden Route for filmmakers to find locations, homes, businesses and suppliers to supply their productions.   Registration is free on the site and GRFC can assist you with the enquiry. Simply follow the steps on the FAQ section of our website or send the following to us:

– 4-8 photographs of your home, location or activity

– Main contact Email and number (Number will not be published unless you want it to)

– 100 words about the property/location/activity for example how many bedrooms.

– Location coordinates (Google Maps is fine) and which Municipality you are in.

Enquiries will come directly to you and the film commission will assist you in what to charge and expectations including the correct industry standard location contracts which differ from normal rental agreements. Email the information to admin@gardenroutefilmcommission.com

“The GRFC has a database of over 20 000 industry/business and supplier contacts to which we promote and market the region for film locally, nationally and internationally giving unprecedented exposure on a film/tourism level to our members.”

The majority of film shoots are not restricted to one area and nor should your location only be promoted on one platform. Ours is an emerging industry with fewer enquiries so you need to spread your location across a number of sites.

How do I edit my listing?

You have to Log On with the same username/email address you have registered as a member.

You can only edit your services listing, if you have created it.

If you need more support, or have trouble editing your membership listing, please complete the 3rd email form on the “Contact” page

What is the difference between Member / Location / Producer registration?

Membership on this page is exclusively for individuals or businesses that want to make their services available to the film industry and producers. This could be any service from Accommodation, through to supply of equipment (but excludes listing of your location for film shoots).
As a film producer, wanting to apply for permits, or to scout locations, you have to register here