Location Library

About us
What's New
Production Facilitation
Location Library
Image Gallery
Location Database
Permits & Forms
Guide to Filming in Hong Kong
Production Directory
Press Releases
Film Development Fund
Special Effect Licensing Unit
AFCI member
The 2018-19 Budget 2019 Policy Address Public Consultation
Talent List Hong Kong Belt and Road Initiative.Hong Kong
GovHK Youth.gov.hk

Home > Location Library > How to apply
Chinese Temples Committee

Photo  Application Form 
Address: 34/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


Assistant Manager (Promotion)
Tel:3718 6872
Fax:3718 6800


Che Kung Temple (Sha Tin), Hung Shing Temple (Cheung Chau), Kwan Tai Temple (Sham Shui Po), Kwun Yum Temple (Ap Lei Chau), Pak Tai Temple (Hok Un Kok),
Sam Tai Tsz & Pak Tai Temple (Sham Shui Po), Shing Wong Temple (Shau Kei Wan), Tam Kung Temple (Shau Kei Wan), Tam Kung & Tin Hau Temple (Happy Valley),
Tin Hau Temple (Aberdeen), Tin Hau Temple (Cha Kwo Ling), Tin Hau Temple (Shau Kei Wan), Tin Hau Temple (Sham Shui Po), Tin Hau Temple (To Kwa Wan) and
Tin Hau Temple (Peng Chau)
*Temples designated as Declared Monuments*
Hau Wong Temple (Junction Road), Hung Shing Temple (Ap Lei Chau), Lin Fa Kung (Tai Hang) and Hau Wong Temple (Tai O)
*Temples designated as Grade I Historic Buildings*
Pak Tai Temple (Wan Chai), Kwun Yum Temple (Hung Hom), Tin Hau Temple (Joss House Bay) and Pak Tai Temple (Cheung Chau)

How To Apply: 

Submit an application form with information on the location, date, time and a script of the scenes. Processing time : normally 7 clear working days for applications lodged during March - November and 10 clear working days for applications lodged during December - February.


Administration fee : $1,000/ hour or part thereof with a minimum charge of $5,000
Service fee (including electricity charges) : $100/ hour or part thereof with a minimum charge of $500 (waived for public bodies and charitable institutions or trusts who are exempted under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance).

PLI Cover: 

Applicants are required to lodge with Chinese Temples Committee (CTC) a policy of at least $10 million public liability.


1) No commercial filming at those temples designated as declared monuments or Grade I historic buildings except filming for the purpose of promoting Chinese temples, traditional culture, tourism or Hong Kong and for documentary.
2) Filming can only take place during 1000 - 1600 hours on Mondays to Fridays, except certain festival days and on the 1st and 15th day of each lunar month. On exceptional case that filming is to take place in other periods and on weekends and public holidays, the applicant should pay fees for staff working overtime. Filming is not permitted to last for more than 2 consecutive days.
3) The story or the relevant script shall not carry or reflect any disrespect to religious belief, nor shall it be of immoral, defamatory or political flavour. No deviation from the vetted script without prior consent of the CTC.
4) The applicant should not cause any undue disturbance to others.
5) The name of the temple (except with the prior written permission of CTC) and the close-up of any statue inside the temple shall not be featured. No blasphemous, obscene, violent or contemptuous act is allowed.
6) The use of explosives and pyrotechnic materials in filming is prohibited.
7) No alteration to the temple nor application of visual display materials tarnishing the image of the temple will be allowed.
8) A roller credit acknowledging the CTC should be shown at the end of the film.
9) The CTC reserves the right to revise the terms of filming without prior notice.
10) All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Compliments to the government and public bodies that have agreed to consider applications to hire premises or facilities under their management for location filming.