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Lights, Camera, Action!

Choose Folsom is here to help you navigate permitting, suggest locations, connect you with crew and support services, and support our local film industry. Folsom is ready for its close-up, with natural beauty, beautiful lakes, and intimate cityscapes that make for a spectacular setting! 

We’re only 28 miles from downtown Sacramento, which in reality is only a half-hour drive. Sacramento International Airport is about 33 miles from Folsom, so only about 40 minutes away.

Film in Folsom

The City of Folsom is a great location for many film projects. In Folsom we have corporate campuses, cycling trails, a historic old town, outdoor shopping centers, schools, parks and suburban neighborhoods within a 30 minute drive from downtown Sacramento.  Folsom is in close proximity to two lakes, Lake Natoma and Folsom Lake, (operated by California Parks) and Folsom Prison (operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation).

For specific contacts and permits for filming in Folsom and in
Sacramento County outside city limits, view the links below.

Film Permits & Requirements
in the City of Folsom:

Permits in California State

Working with Folsom

Folsom Film

If you are interested in Filming in Folsom, please contact Sally Buchanan, VP of Tourism at Choose Folsom

by phone: 916-985-2698 or by email:

Sacramento Film Commission

Additional contacts for filming in the Sacramento​ area, including Folsom: Sacramento County Film Commission at:

www.filmsac​.c​om or by phone: (916) 808-2676 or by email: ​​

They will work in conjunction with Choose Folsom to help you identify locations and walk you through the permit process for all cities and counties.