Fresno County Film Commission

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 is seeking short films that are unique and that make a contribution to society. The swiftly approaching submission deadline for the Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant is April 29th.  Now in its 4th year, the grant offers the winner $3,000 and thousands more in donated services to help them complete their film. The grant is open to narrative fiction shorts, live action or animated, that are 40 minutes or less in length.   Grant is sponsored by top-rated 501(c)3 non-profit From the Heart Productions which is dedicated to helping independent filmmakers get their films funded.

In addition to the cash prize, the winner will also receive $3,000.00 in music and audio services from well-known composer David Raiklen, $6,000.00 in animation from Emmy award winner Charlie Canfield, $1,400 value (4 hours of sound mix session) from Silver Sound, $500 in grip, lighting or expendables fromFilmtools, and $600.00 for your Free Closed Captioning by NetCaptioning.

Filmmakers can learn more and apply for the grant at Filmmakers Who Apply Get a Free Consultation.

Filmmakers can apply for the grant at more information, please email or call 805-984-0098.  These programs are not affiliated with the County of Fresno or Fresno County Film Commission.