City of Alexandria Film Office

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Welcome to the City of Alexandria’s Film Office


On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. A top small city recognized in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Take a self-guided stroll along Alexandria’s King Street Mile to discover surprising connections to star-studded and beloved movies and TV shows.

Film Office Management

Visit Alexandria coordinates applications and permits on behalf of the City of Alexandria for filming that takes place on public property. Drone and aerial photography requests are also routed through the Film Office.

Contact Elissa Staley at [email protected] or 703-652-5352 with any questions or for assistance with your film permit application.

COVID-19 Operating Status: The Film Office is accepting and reviewing applications. Permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis depending on the availability of City staff and resources to facilitate filming in the City of Alexandria.


“Throughout the course of making our feature film we encountered numerous obstacles in the production and planning phases. It was so reassuring to meet people that really wanted to work with us, being a small independent company and seeing Reel Brothers Production succeed.”

– Reel Brothers Productions

Film Permit Application

Drone & Aerial Film Request

Locations & Guidelines

Virginia Film Office

Alexandria Film Festival

Wonder Woman 1984

Explore Past Film Projects

Self-Guided Stroll Through Old Town Alexandria’s TV & Movie Sites

Start at tall ship Providence to learn about the vessel’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” connection and end at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, where A-listers including Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman, Nicholas Cage and more have filmed.

The Ultimate Guide to Alexandria’s Celebrity Connections

From blockbuster films like “Wonder Woman 1984” and “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” to musicians like Dave Grohl and beyond, find all of Alexandria’s celebrity connections here.

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