Regional Incentives

Iron Range Regional Production Incentive Program


This 20% reimbursement may be combined with other incentive programs but must adhere to each respective program requirements.

This program offers financial assistance in the form of a production rebate to eligible applicants to encourage the creation of film, television, and digital media content production in the Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation’s service area (also known as the Taconite Assistance Area). This program exists to help develop and maintain a strong production industry presence that will contribute substantially to the economy in the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation’s service area in northeastern Minnesota.  The program provides a reimbursement of up to 20% of production and post costs for film, television, episodic and commercial content projects that are spent in the service area.  

For program guidelines and application visit:

https://uppermidwestfilmtv.org/incentives/

The St. Louis County Film Production Incentive Program

This 25% reimbursement may be combined with other incentive programs but must adhere to each respective program requirements.

The St Louis County, MN Production Incentive Program offers financial assistance in the form of a production rebate to certified applicants to encourage the creation of film, television and digital media content in St Louis County and to foster the local organic growth of the production industry talent and workforce. The program provides a reimbursement of up to 25% of production and post costs for film, television, episodic and commercial content projects that are spent in St. Louis County. It is funded by St. Louis County and the Upper Midwest Film Office (UMFO) is the administrator for the program. 

For program guidelines and application visit:

https://uppermidwestfilmtv.org/incentives/

 UMFO Production Directory:

https://mn.reel-scout.com/crew_login.aspx?cl=c&g=844

 

 For more information:

Incentive Questions:  admin@uppermidwestfilmtv.org
Phone:  218-461-1628
Production Questions: riki@uppermidwestfilmtv.org
Workshop or other questions:  exec@uppermidwestfilmtv.org

City of Austin Film Incentive

This 10% reimbursement can be used in conjunction with the MN Production Rebate.

Some regional features of Austin, Minnesota include:

  • Historical Main Street
  • 500+ acre nature center & 28 city parks
  • 40+ acres of fairgrounds
  • Rural and agricultural scenes
  • Atmospheric Theater built in 1929
  • 4500 sq ft historic home built in 1871

For more information about eligibility requirements, details on the rebate program, application and regional production services click here.

Shamrock Film Incentive

The city of Maple Lake has created a film rebate program to encourage movie and television production in the city and to support local businesses that can service the film industry.  The program is a 15% rebate for up to $50,000 in qualified production costs (max. $7,500 per production). For more information click here 

View the Maple Lake location trailer below or click here