Filming

In the world of film and fame, Palm Springs has been Hollywood’s back lot since the 1930s. Films, television series, commercials and photo shoots have been successfully produced here for years. Many great productions have been shot in Palm Springs including The Player (1992), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Sahara (1943), The Scorpion King (2002), Lost Horizon (1937) and many more.

Palm Springs is also a mecca for world-renowned film festivals including the Palm Springs International Film Festival that attract Hollywood stars and visitors throughout the year. Other festivals include Festival of Native Film & Culture, Palm Springs Film Noir Festival, Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Cinema Diverse Film Festival. 

Find a Location

Palm Springs’ unique and diverse architecture, landscape and locations provide spectacular opportunities for filming and photo shoots. From scenic snow-covered mountains to a desert oasis, from mid-century modern architecture to wild-western desert, Palm Springs offers a stunning variety both indoors and outdoors.  Palm Springs has over 350 days of sunshine and is less than 2 hours from LA making it the perfect filming location.

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• Palm Springs Film Alliance
• Locations Unlimited
• Locations 760
• Palm Springs Locations & Film Services

Film Permit Information

The City of Palm Springs requires a film permit  for a motion picture or still photography within the City. The Film Permit Officer can process your film permit and assist with location recommendations and resources. Please visit the City of Palm Springs film page for all of the details. 

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