Fresno County is located in the heart of California, Fresno County is only 3 hours from Los Angeles or San Francisco and provides easy access including the convenience of the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FYI). Fresno County is home to a diverse variety of locations ranging from the scenic Sierra Nevada to the rich agricultural fields of the valley floor. Fresno County's natural attractions include lakes, rivers, forests and trails which allow for such recreational activities as snow and water skiing, sailing, white water rafting, canoeing, horseback riding, rock climbing, backpacking and many more!!! The county's agriculture offerings include over 360 different crop varieties - orchards, vineyards, fields, and ranches - if a location needs an agricultural setting, it can be found in Fresno County.
Fresno County is home to 15 cities and dozens of small communities, from the urban/metro landscape of Fresno & Clovis to the small old-fashioned main streets of our small cities and communities. From old fashioned turn of the century historic architecture to the ultra-modern Fresno City Hall, almost every neighborhood and era is represented in Fresno County.
The Fresno County Film Commission is available to provide assistance with location scouting and as a liaison with local businesses, government and regulatory agencies. The Fresno County Film Commission can also provide information on local lodging, catering and other service providers. With no-cost to low-cost permits, affordable locations, agreeable property owners, and old-fashioned hospitality - Fresno County would love to host your next production.
Attention local film makers: The Roy W. Dean Film Grants, celebrating their 3rd decade of supporting indie filmmakers, is accepting submissions for its 2023 Spring Grant until March 31, 2023. Awarded to a film that is unique and that makes a contribution to society, the grant includes cash and donated film production services. Click here for more details(PDF, 43KB). The Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant is also accepting submissions until April 29. 2023; click here for more details(PDF, 17KB). From the Heart Productions, the 501(c)3 non-profit sponsoring the grant, is also offering the Britt Penrod Award this year to an applicant with a film that makes an exceptional contribution to society. These programs are not affiliated with the County of Fresno or Fresno County Film Commission.