Please Note - White Sands National Monument will not be able to review or process film and photography permits from Saturday, July 23 through August 8, 2016. Any permit applications received during this time will be held for review beginning on August 9, 2016 and will be processed in the order in which they are received.
Filming at White Sands
The bright white sand dunes of White Sands make a perfect backdrop for both commercial filming and photography. Throughout the years, many feature films, car commercials, fashion photography, and more have used the gypsum dunes as their setting. For a list of projects that have taken place here, click here.
Requesting a Permit
If you are looking to film or photograph your project at White Sands, please review the following information before submitting your application.
Fees & Requirements:
Below is a list of the various fees that may be charged for a permit. Permits for student projects are eligible for a waiver of these fees as long as they provide documentation that it is part of a course requirement. All payments must be in the form of a cashier's check, cash, or money order. Personal and company checks are not accepted.
If you would like to submit an application to shoot your production here, download the Commercial Filming Application and Basic Filming Conditions. The Basic Film Conditions are general guidelines that apply to all project filmed or photographed within the monument. Once you have read the filming conditions, please sign and submit the form along with the permit.
If you have questions or would like to speak to someone regarding the possibility of doing a project in the park, please feel free to contact the Filming Coordinator at (575) 479-6124 ext. 222 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.