Film Navajo is the Navajo Nation's local Film Office, NNTVF is the entity responsible for stewarding the policies herein for television, media production, and film/still photography on the Navajo Nation.
What type of services does Navajo Nation Film office provide?
NNTVF has the exclusive authority over the imposition of permitting procedures and fees associated with filming/still photography on the the Navajo Nation, which include the application process and review, permit approval, associated fees, services, etc.
Does NNTVF have a talent agency program?
NNTVF currently does not have such a program however, of production is interest in hiring local talent and/or crew, we can arrange to accommodate the request.
Do I need a film permit on the Navajo Nation?
Yes, all productions- professional, amateur, independent, student or education as well as still photography- conducted on the Navajo Nation are subject to guidelines and regulations to obtain a Film/Photo permit.
What are the types of permits issued?
Our office issues permits for filming and still photography. The Production may be required to obtain permits though other entities depending on the location(s) and/or activities of filming/still photography. Notice of separate and additional permits and fees will be communicated to the Production company as needed prior to the issuance of the permit through NNTVF.
What are the fees for permits?
Permits fees vary based on the project and other factors.
Note: Additional fees separate from NNTVF may apply.
How do I obtain a film permit to film on the Navajo Nation?
To acquire a film/still photography permit, requests can be made to NNTVF at to initiate the permit process. Based on that discussion, a film/still photography application packet will be provided. Be prepared to provide at the time the following information.
Film Permit Application
Synopsis of the film specifying the content that will be filmed on the Navajo Nation
Selection of production services available through NNTVF
Grid coordinates if location for filming
Navajo Nation Liability Release Form
Certificate of insurance
Talent Release form (if applicable) (This can be provided at a later date during the filming as talent is confirmed.)
Yes, our TV station is FCC registered, which was granted in 1989.
Is NNTV analog or digital?
We provide digital formatted television to remain current with technological trends.
Does NNTV have a program schedule?
NNTVF is in the process of providing a public access program schedule through our website,
What subject Materials does NNTV broadcast?
Nataani TC- streaming of council and presidential quarterly reports.
Navajo Focus- community news
Stoodis- Arts , Music, Sports, and Fashion
Health and Fitness
How can I view NNTV programs?
To view our programs you will need a Television (portable or stationary) with an antenna and will need to be within the vicinity of one of our transmission towers. Next you would utilize your television "scan" feature to scan over the air signals . This should allow to receive our broadcast signal and the 4 channels which we broadcast.