Film Navajo means that you, the filmmaker, are welcome to access the Navajo Nation's culture, geography, and diverse resources as the canvas to cultivate and enrich your modern-day storytelling.

The Navajo Nation Film Office is home to exceptional possibilities of unique and cultured scenery and provides diverse landscapes that can imitate nearly any US state. Here, you will understand the authenticity of the rural environment that the Navajo Nation has to offer. If you would like to witness this otherworldly experience, we are ready to help you bring your project to life. 

Permit Application

All productions for filming whether professional, amateur, independent, student or educational as well as still photography that takes place on the Navajo Nation requires a permit prior to starting any activities. To begin, submit an application.

NTAP/NCAP Services

Navajo Nation has talent. From behind the camera crew to on-screen actors, NNTVF's Navajo Crew Agent Program (NCAP) and Navajo Talent Agent Program (NTAP) is made up of local Navajo talent. Let us know how we can assist your production needs today.

Locations Gallery

Otherworldly. That is often how the Navajo Nation is described with diverse and breathtaking landscapes. Expanding across three states, the Navajo Nation has a location for your film or still photography project. To find your next film location, visit our location gallery.

Niha'alchini Filmmakers Program

An educational initiative from the Navajo Nation Film Office, the Niha'alchini Filmmakers Program's goal is to educate, challenge, and prepare our Dine youth in film and media production. To learn more, visit our Niha'alchini Filmmakers page. 



As the Navajo Nation reopens to the public, the Navajo Nation Film Office would like to remind all productions they are expected to adhere to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force “Proposed Health and Safety Guidelines for Motion Picture, Television, and Streaming Productions During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, otherwise referred to as the AMPTP’s White Paper, in addition to other current and future COVID-19-related health and safety guidance.


On September 21, 2020, the COVID-19 Right to Work Agreement with DGA, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, and Teamsters/Basic Crafts, otherwise known as the Return to Work Agreement was effective and applicable to all Union signatory productions. The Return to Work Agreement was extended and modified in April 2021, and all terms and conditions have been mutually agreed upon by the respective parties (SAG-AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, Teamsters).


The Navajo Nation Film Office reminds all productions that masks are required on the Navajo Nation, including on and off the production set. This mandate is in place regardless of fully vaccinated personnel. We request all production crew to refrain from close contact with any Navajo Nation resident unless productions obtain prior approval from the Navajo Nation Film Office. For more information, email our Film Liaison at Additional information on Navajo Nation COVID testing locations and schedules can be viewed here.