Regional Incentives

The MN Iron Range Film & TV Production Incentive

This 20% reimbursement can be used in conjunction with the MN Production Rebate.

The MN Iron Range Film & TV Production Incentive exists to help develop and maintain a strong production industry presence that will contribute substantially to the economy in the Iron Range service area in northeastern Minnesota. Twenty percent (20%) of eligible expenses that originate within the Iron Range service area will be considered for reimbursement after economic activity has occurred and all financial obligations have been paid and verified.

For more information about eligibility requirements and details on the rebate program, call MN Film & TV at 612-767-0095

For program guidelines and application:

1._Guidelines.1.2.19.pdf

2._Application.1.2.19.pdf

3._Iron_Range_Expenditure_Report.xls

4._Reimbursement_Affidavit.1.2.19.pdf

5._Iron_Range_Service_area_MAP.pdf

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