In Berlin, the double approval requirement applies, that is, in Berlin, approval is given from a road traffic perspective and, from the owner's perspective, the special use is approved.
For small teams it is as follows:
Small journalistic film and photo teams that carry out photo or film work on public roads and squares in Berlin and Brandenburg always require a permit from the responsible district office / civil engineering department. There you apply for the so-called special use of the road land for film work. All you need to do is send an email stating the company contact details, team size, technology, date, time and place of the planned filming and ideally an excerpt from open street map in which the camera position is drawn. Depending on the district offices and the effort involved, it will be decided whether a special user fee will be charged.
Link to the application form for so called mini-teams.
Small teams do not need a filming permit from the road traffic authorities, because
Small teams consist of max. 5 people
Small teams have max. a tripod for the camera
Small teams don't hinder anyone
Small teams are only briefly (max 2 hours) at one location
Small teams have no other structures
If public transport is impaired, filming is subject to approval from the perspective of the road traffic authorities and from the point of view of the owner. In this case, in the case of filming, a general filming permit , the road traffic regulations and the special use permit of the responsible civil engineering department of the respective district, city or district are required . In the case of photographic work, the approval of the responsible civil engineering department is sufficient. In the case of green space use, the approval of the green space office of the respective Berlin district or location must also be obtained.
You can find more information on the filming approval process here .