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. 



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Navajo Nation's reopening date is yet to be determined. As such, Navajo Nation Television and Film is adhering to the NDOH Public Health Emergency Order 2021-011 Dikos Ntsaaigii-19 until further notice. The Navajo Nation Film Office is currently accepting film/photography permit applications, however, productions unrelated to COVID-19 will not be prioritized at this time. For more information, please email the Film Office at

Once a return to full service is determined, Productions 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.

Navajo Nation Television and Film will respectfully request all productions to refrain from close contact with any Navajo Nation resident unless productions obtain prior approval from the Navajo Nation Film Office.