The Imperial County Film Commission continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is staying abreast of restrictions and health & safety concerns throughout the state.
As you may or may not know, Imperial County is in a “shelter at home” mode and has caused over half of the local businesses to close temporarily, work remotely or have very limited access to the public. While the film commission remains available to assist the filming industry with prospective locations for future filming, we will not be issuing film permits at this time nor meeting in person to scout or discuss production requests. You may send your inquiries via email or contact us via phone.
Please continue to check our website for updates and/or revised restrictions.
We thank you for your assistance and hope everyone stays healthy as we, a state, country and world go through this epidemic.
The Mission of the Imperial County Film Commission (ICFC) is to attract motion media companies to Imperial County, maximizing the county’s economic potential by promoting location, accommodation, services and talent from the area. The ICFC also seeks to effectively mediate the permitting process between private owners, federal, state and local agencies and the motion media industry.
This office is charged with the task of expediting all permit requests and ensuring both your production and our local community benefit mutually from the experience.
The Imperial Valley extends over 4,597 square miles and lies centrally to the major points of Southern California, bordering Mexico to the south, Riverside County to the north, San Diego County to the west, and Arizona to the east. The Imperial Valley draws you in with its waves of sand dunes, rocky desert and mountain landscapes and the largest salt lake in the United States, the Salton Sea. The region is geographically diverse with terrain that varies from 235 feet below sea level at the Salton Sea to 4,548 feet at Blue Angel Peak.
In just a 3.5 hour drive from Los Angeles, you can take advantage of the unique flare of our sunny desert communities. With 17 distinct towns and cities that first began in pioneer days, the Imperial Valley is home to rural agriculture, All-American highway pit-stops, nomadic desert communities, historic town centers and industrial cities.
Coupled with the ease of production ICFC provides, the Imperial Valley is the perfect location for your project.