An online application and administration system created in association with ten London boroughs to greatly improve the experience of applying to film in London.

Working closely with Southwark Film Office, Sumac devised an online system to vastly improve the process of applying to film in London for both film officers and applicants alike.

Film makers can register just once with all participating boroughs and make their applications in a thorough and consistent way, with fast-track routes where appropriate.

The admin system allows film officers to manage the locations available and track multiple applications efficiently from anywhere with internet access. Notifications are automatically sent to relevant parties and pro-forma invoices generated.

The system offers thorough reporting functionality and is currently being rolled out to ten London boroughs with others to follow in the next phase.


“The Sumac team were brilliant at helping me define what I wanted and their support was invaluable during the design and delivery of FilmApp. Sumac were able to focus on the key requirements of the system and to get to the best possible result. To gain agreement from ten participating London Boroughs was no mean feat and without their experience and expertise it may never have happened. Sumac delivered the system on schedule, within budget and to an extremely high standard. I would not hesitate to work with Sumac again and would fully recommend them.”

Andrew Pavord, Southwark Film Office