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    Wichita Film Commission

    Film in and around Wichita! 

    The Wichita Film Commission is a division of Visit Wichita. As a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International, we are here to assist with any questions or needs prior to or during filming.

    Why film in Wichita? 

    • The topography is varied and the horizons are vast
    • The communities are supportive and the people are kind
    • Kansas is a right-to-work state with hard-working crew and cast
    • Ease of transportation from one location to the next
    • All seasons for all settings
    • America's centralized melting pot of food, fun and folks
    • Historical reenactors with authentic handmade apparel and props
    • All things city life to down home country living-from urbanites to cowgirls 
    • Affordability!

    Where to film in Wichita:

    • Inner City 
    • Small Towns
    • Farms and Ranches
    • Flint Hills
    • Gypsum Hills
    • Old Cowtown Museum

    Wichita film permits 

    In the state of Kansas, no state permits required. In the City of Wichita, no permits are required. However, we recommend that you check with surrounding communities departments of safety or city hall for details on local ordinances. For those planning to use children, we recommend reviewing Kansas child labor laws.

    Additional resources when filming in Wichita 

    Wichita Film Festival

    We love Films! Every fall, Wichita hosts the Tallgrass Film Festival. Tallgrass showcases the best of independent cinema from around the globe, including documentary, narrative, world cinema, animation, LGBT, retrospective and premiering films. Rated as a "Top 10 Film Festival" by and "The Best Under The Radar Film Festival" by Flavorwire, Tallgrass Film Festival fosters an appreciation of the cinematic arts by creating shared experiences around the medium of film.

    Other film services provided:

    • Animals
    • Camera Operators
    • Catering
    • Crew and Personnel
    • Editing Facilities
    • Equipment Rental and Services
    • Historical and Technical Consultants
    • Liaison services with state agencies as well as private businesses and individuals
    • Lighting Directors and Designers
    • Location Scouting
    • Production Companies and Coordinators
    • Public Relations
    • Re-Enactment Groups
    • Security
    • Set Construction and Carpentry
    • Sound Recording Services
    • Transportation
    • Wardrobe Rental and Sale

    The Wichita Film Commission is a division of Visit Wichita. If you have any questions please contact us at 800.288.9424 or