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Film

Huntington Beach is a Film Friendly Community, and because of that we've taken measures to ensure that your filmmaking process is a smooth, efficient, and enjoyable one.

Our ten miles of coastline offers a variety of amazing looks - from our beautiful municipal pier to the rocky cliffs of dog beach. We allow cars on the beach for driving shots, have ample coastal parking, and of course, we're the perfect spot to film a surf scene. But there's much more than just the beaches! We invite you to browse through the many location galleries available on our website; we think you'll be surprised by what you find!

Huntington Beach is located in Orange County, California, and is partially within the 30-Mile Zone. It covers 28 square miles of land and 26 square miles of water, making it one of the 20 largest cities in the state.

Surf City USA's near-perfect sunny, dry, and cool climate is ideal for filming. High temperatures rarely exceed 85°F (29°C) and lows rarely fall below 40°F (4°C).

The Huntington Beach Film Commission is proud to offer free assistance to film, television, photographic and commercial productions working within the City. With an understanding of the filming process and a thorough knowledge of Huntington Beach, we help productions take advantage of a city that has much to offer filmmakers. 

Ready to apply for a film permit? The City of Huntington Beach now does all permitting online! Follow this easy checklist for how to apply for a permit, and if you have any questions, we're here to help. 

Don't keep office hours? We don't either! We're dedicated to providing an amazing filming experience and operate an on-call hotline. Access free filming information and assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 657-222-0964. 

 

Huntington Beach Locals: 

The Huntington Beach Film Commission wants to help make your property a star! Whether it's a business or home, FilmHB provides many services. Such as:

-Managing the marketing and promotion of commercial and residential properties, offices, restaurants and other food service related businesses, and much more

-Media Production Location Scouting services - helping the filmmakers find the locations that they want and need for their film, television, commercial, or photography shoot

-Helping filmmakers find other necessities such as hotels, catering companies, transportation, security, and much more.

There are many advantages to making your property available for filming. Benefits include: 
-additional source of income
-secure and insured crews
-free promotion of your property by FilmHB
-photography of your property available, free of charge

If you have any questions regarding FilmHB or would like to make your property or service available to the film industry. Please contact Sophia Valdivia, Film Commissioner, at sophia@surfcityusa.com or call 714-969-3492.