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NEW GUIDELINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE


The guidelines are reviewed and improved annually in order to maintain Minnesota's competitive status in the global film incentive industry.  Click here for more details and application info.

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Are you an MN-based filmmaker looking for funding?

$320,000 Now Available in Reimbursement Funds


Minnesota-based Filmmakers with narrative features or long-form documentary works in progress (projects must be in production or post production at the time of application) that align with Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund priorities may apply for the Minnesota Filmmakers Legacy Reimbursement Cycle IV Finishing Funds. The complete Request for Proposals, application and guidelines are available here.

Application Deadline is December 5, 2014 at 5pm

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Current Snowbate Funds and Availability

As of 7/23/14 there is a total proposed Minnesota spend of almost $16M.  Approximately $3.5M is certified for disbursements for Snowbate projects.  There is more than $1.2M remaining from the $5M dedicated to this year's projects.  

For a detailed breakdown of projects and proposed individual budgets open the file below.

Snowbate_Activity_Summary.7.23.14.pdf

 
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  • SNOWBATE FUNDED AT $10M

    SNOWBATE FUNDED AT $10M

    Our office is pleased to announce that with the help of many we have received $10M in rebate funds. Thanks to all involved and click here to read more.
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Celebrating 30 years of promoting and supporting the state's media industries. 

What We Do:

  • Attract production to Minnesota through the Snowbate incentive program, a 20 to 25% rebate on eligible Minnesota expenditures. 
  • Market Minnesota's talent, crew and production infrastructure in the online Minnesota Production Guide.
  • Facilitate production with location and scouting services and crew, equipment and permitting referrals.
  • Maintain an extensive statewide digital location photo database.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with independent producers and location decision-makers at major studios and networks nationwide.
  • Support the creation of film and television projects that illuminate Minnesota's cultural history with funds provided by Minnesota's Clean Water and Legacy amendment. 

Explore our site and see why you should make it in Minnesota.

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There have been many movies filmed entirely, or in part, in the state of Minnesota. We've hosted studio films like Grumpy Old Men (1993) and A Prairie Home Companion (2005) as well as many independent productions, often produced and directed by members of our vibrant film community. Visit our Filmography to see a timeline of movies made in our state throughout the years.

Television production in Minnesota continues to thrive. Our state is home to production companies making top-rated shows for cable networks about everything from home renovation to bizarre foods to great out-of-the-way places to dine throughout the U.S. View our TV-ography to see a list of shows currently in production and those from past decades.