MN Production Rebate
The MN Production Rebate is an incentive passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by the Governor to create new film production jobs in Minnesota. The program provides a reimbursement of up to 25% of production and post costs for qualifying Feature Film, Documentary, Music Video, National Television Program or Series, Television Pilot, TV Commercial, Internet and Post Production Only projects. It is funded by Minnesota statute 116U.26 with administrative oversight and control by the commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Eligibility of reimbursements is based on the language of this statute and is non-negotiable.
Submission and/or certification of an application does not in any way guarantee that a project will be reimbursed or that funds will be available. Applications are received and reviewed by MN Film & TV with final approval and reimbursement payment to follow after economic activity has occurred and all financial obligations in Minnesota have been paid and verified. If MN photography has already begun, the project is NOT eligible to apply.
Download the MN Production Rebate guidelines, application forms and expenditure report below:
2b. Affidavit.Project_Certification.7.1.21_.pdf (please print-must have notary stamp or seal)
Applications should be submitted by email to email@example.com
Applications should be received no later than 5pm CST on the due dates listed below and no earlier than 90 days BEFORE MINNESOTA PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS. Projects spending $1M or more may apply according to the deadline schedule as posted and up to six months before production begins. We encourage you not to wait until the last minute and to call or email with questions prior to submission. Projects that have begun principal photography prior to the application deadline are not eligible to apply. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
All Film, Television and Internet projects will be evaluated and applicants notified within 10 business days:
Wed. 8/18/21 Wed. 11/17/21 Wed. 2/16/22 Wed. 5/18/22
Wed. 9/15/21 Wed. 12/15/21 Wed. 3/16/22 Wed. 6/15/22
Wed. 10/20/21 Wed. 1/19/22 Wed. 4/20/22
Oversubscription Clause: MN Production Rebate funds are limited. If applications received for the MN Production Rebate exceed the total amount appropriated by the state for the program, MN Film & TV will maintain a waiting list. Projects that meet eligibility may be provisionally certified in amounts up 25% in the event that funds become available. Submission and/or provisional certification of an application does not in any way guarantee that a project will be reimbursed or that funds will be available
Questions about the program should be directed to MN Film & TV at 612.767.0095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.