production crew in MN


FREE Outdoor Screening of Beerfest 

at Summit Brewing Co.

Wed., Sept. 17th 6-10pm

The star of Beerfest, Erik Stolhanske (who's also our board chair), will be on hand to emcee a raffle where you can win signed items from the Twins, the Wild, the Vikings, game tickets and more. Check out the event page on facebook. 

kumiko_for_web.jpgKumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Screens at The Walker Sept. 19 & 20

Filmmakers Nathan and David Zellner will both be attending the local screening of their Sundance award-winner and festival darling.  Both screenings will feature a post-screening discussion with the Zellner Brothers and producer Chris Ohlson with a reception following Friday's screening.  Click here for more info





With award-winning MN-based films at this year's Sundance and MN talent featuring prominently at the upcoming Toronto International Film Fest, it's clear that people all over are catching on -- Minnesota competes at a world class level. 

--20-25% CASH BACK Film Incentive
--ADDITIONAL 20% Cash back available in regional incentives
--World-renowned talent base, crew, writers and producers



(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.)

Current Snowbate Funds and Availability


As of 8/13/14 there is a total proposed Minnesota spend of $15.6m.  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.



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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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.


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.