Attention Utah filmmakers!
The Utah Film Commission has created a new film incentive program just for you! The Community Film Incentive Program is a 20% cash incentive for projects with budgets under $500,000 with no minimum spend. Why did we do this? Because we want to put our money where our community is. As our film commissioner, Virginia, says, “there is a thriving creative class here in Utah that we want to cultivate. We are looking for new voices and powerful stories and we hope this new program can encourage entrepreneurship and give new filmmakers the ability to produce their film at a higher level.”
The idea is to foster Utah’s home-grown talent by incentivizing projects that provide opportunities for up and coming filmmakers in the state. By supporting local productions, Utah is investing in the next generation of filmmakers to cultivate Utah’s crew base. Our college graduates cannot be our industry’s biggest export, which is why The Community Incentive Film Program aims to keep recent film graduates and new filmmakers in Utah to produce their first films proudly in their home state. How will it do this? The CFIP is reserved for projects with at least 1 local above-the-line crew member and 85% Utah cast and crew. Projects with first time filmmakers are prioritized over returning filmmakers and the more local cast and crew projects have, the better! So now’s the time to produce your first feature film! We have your back.