2017 Imperial Valley Film Festival & Artist Showcase

The Imperial Valley Film Festival & Artist Showcase is a juried exhibition of independent filmmakers' and artists' work. This year's festival will include a screening of films, industry panels, Q&As with working professionals, and an Artist Gallery. The Festival will showcase a wide range of film projects, including shorts, features, music videos, and documentaries created by students and independent filmmakers from throughout the world, with special emphasis given to those who live/lived, attend school, have local ties to, or work in Imperial County, Yuma and Mexicali.

See the North County Coalition for the Arts website for additional details!

Deserts

Click on the links below to access photo albums of these areas

GLAMIS SAND DUNES, IMPERIAL SAND DUNES RECREATION AREA

**SIMMONS DUNES, PRIVATE SAND DUNES OPEN FOR FILMING

INDIAN PASS & OGILBY ROAD

SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS

SALTON SEA DUNES

OSBORN OVERLOOK is the hottest spot for filming in Imperial County. It is located right off State Highway 78. This area requires a BLM permit, and has an existing Programmatic Environmental Assessment (EA) so it is easily permitted for low impact filming. This location offers ample space to set up base camp, with plenty of parking for your vehicles.

GECKO RD is also a popular spot for filming. Located just 3 miles from Osborn Overlook, you get an entirely different vantage point. This area is also right off of State Highway 78, and has an existing EA. If your shot calls for flat in the foreground and dunes in the nearby background, then Gecko is your place to shoot. This location offers ample space to set up base camp, with plenty of parking for your vehicles.

BUTTERCUP VALLEY is located just off Interstate 8. This area has also been utilized frequently for filming, and has an existing (EA.) With credits such as "Stargate," “Return of the Jedi” and "In the Army Now" you can get a feel for the vastness of the Imperial Sand Dunes. This area is also regulated by the BLM and requires said permit. This location offers ample space to setup base camp, with plenty of parking for your vehicles.