Cultural awareness and expression



Personal, Social and Learning


David Condrey-

World Heritage Site appear frequently in films and documentaries, whether the audience recognises them or not. Places like Angkor Wat, Petra, Venice, the Palace of Westminster, and the Statue of Liberty have appeared frequently enough that they remain with the audience long after they leave the theatre. The main reason audiences recognise and remember these places is because it has had a significance in history.


Xandro Vandewalle

As a young filmaker you want to make a short documentary at a well known heritage site in Sweden in order to share the beauty of this site with the outside world. You are not familiar with the steps you need to take to do this. Your task is to undertake some research on how to do this and carefully complete the application that is required to film on Swedish heritage sites.


Filming and/or photography at a National Monument or historic site can only take place with prior written permission, each location will have designated application process ensure you complete this application.

The length of time required planning a piece of filming and issue permissions will vary based on the details and complexity of your proposal.

Requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis taking into account factors such as likely visitor numbers, existing scheduled events, planned maintenance work and site-specific sensitivities such as access, masonry, or wildlife habitats.

Fees & Remediation Deposits: Depending on the nature of your filming and desired location, fees will be charged in accordance with individual fees schedule.

Cancellation Fee: Once filming arrangements have been confirmed and your Permission Letter issued, cancellation will incur a charge.

Certain themes of filming/photography will not be accommodated.

Political – Heritage sites remains politically neutral.  As such, filming of a political nature will not be permitted whatsoever.

Inappropriate filming – Requests for filming that are deemed unsuitable insofar as they do not align with the organisation’s objectives or are considered to be blasphemous, salacious or derogatory in nature.

Product or Service promotion – It is not the policy of Heritage Services to promote any product or service for commercial purposes and the use of National Monument sites for this purpose will not be facilitated.



After completing this quest you will be an expert on how to make interactive film content. Understand the central components involved in building a scene and applying these by creating your own films and interviews.


Learning Objectives

  • Young adults can learn to gather information from a variety of sources digital sources e.g. using audio and video devices and researching the Internet to capture memories and to store and present their findings in various forms (e.g.,text, tables, image)

Knowledge Acquired

  • Local knowledge, interest and engagement in post- industrial landscapes of their own community

Skills Acquired

  • Digital Heritage
  • Digital film editing

Competences Acquired

  • • Using a smart device to record simple documentary evidence
  • • Handling information