Film Shoots


Students conducting film shoots off campus as part of their academic coursework must obtain faculty or department approval of their film project.  Film equipment insurance to cover equipment rented or borrowed from the university or an equipment vendor is available for purchase by students.  Students may also obtain evidence of the university's liability coverage for their film shoot location. 

A printable list of steps to follow and forms to complete for obtaining film shoot approval and film equipment and/or film location insurance may be found here.  Applicable forms are also included below.  

Film Equipment Insurance

The university's film equipment insurance provides coverage for direct physical loss or damage and includes a $1,000 deductible per loss occurrence.  

In order to obtain a quote for film equipment insurance, the following information must be provided: name and address of the vendor (including SDSU) for which the equipment is being rented or borrowed; detailed list of the equipment to be insured, including equipment values; and number of days the equipment is being rented or borrowed, including checkout and return days.  

Location Liability Insurance

The university's general liability coverage extends to university sponsored off-campus activities and provides coverage for the university against third party claims for bodily injury and property damage.  

A certificate evidencing the university's coverage may be provided upon request.  If a film shoot location requests to be added to the university's insurance, a copy of the location or facility use agreement signed by the university is required (students may not sign agreements obligating the university).  

Request Insurance Coverage

To assist with timely and complete insurance requests, students must submit the following forms along with a copy of their Red ID to Risk Management (attention Dominoe Franco), Administration Building, Room 320 at least 10 business days prior to film shoot:

Following submission of the film equipment and film shoot details, a quote for the insurance coverage will be provided. Payment for insurance must be made in advance of the film shoot and may be made through SDSU eCashier.