Alys Beach (Walton County)
Navarre (Santa Rosa)
Okaloosa TDC Film Commission
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Panama City (Bay)
Port Saint Joe (Gulf)
Beaches of South Walton (Walton)
Seaside Film Commission
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Apalachicola & St. George Island (Franklin)
Lake City (Columbia)
Tallahassee (Capital City, Leon)
Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach (Nassau)
City of Palm Coast (Flagler)
Clay County (Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Camp Blanding)
Jacksonville Film Commission
St. Augustine Film Office (SAFO)
St. Augustine/St. Johns County
North Central Region
Cedar Key (Levy County)
Gainesville Film Commission (Alachua)
Central East Region
Cocoa Beach/Space Coast (Brevard)
Sebastian River (Indian River)
Metro Orlando Film & Entertainment Commission
Central West Region
Crystal River, Homosassa, Inverness (Citrus)
New Port Richey, Dade City, Zephyrhills (Pasco)
St. Petersburg – Clearwater Film Commission
Tampa Hillsborough Film & Digital Media Commission
Tarpon Springs (Pinellas)
Boca Grande Area (Lee)
Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Cape Coral (Lee)
Charlotte County (Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda)
Clewiston, FL (Hendry)
Collier County Film Office (Paradise Coast)
City of Fort Myers (Lee)
Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office
Sebring (Highlands County)
Treasure Coast Region
Port St. Lucie, City of (Port St. Lucie)
St Lucie (St. Lucie)
Vero Beach (Indian River)
City of Vero Beach
Florida Keys & Key West Film Commission
Key West, FL
Greater Fort Lauderdale Film Commission
Fort Lauderdale, FL
City of Miami
Miami-Dade County Office of Film and Entertainment
Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission
West Palm Beach, FL
BROWARD COUNTY (Greater Fort Lauderdale, 31 cities)
There are 5 qualifying film categories in order to apply for the film cash rebate program Broward County’s CVB’s Film, Music, Fashion & Create provides:
- Feature film, Independent film, commercials, Print/still photography and Music videos
For further information on the film cash rebate program, productions may contact our office or submit via email the request including a description of the project at 954-767-2440 or 954-767-2472. / email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cash rebates for qualifying projects will be provided once projects are completed, meeting all qualifications required by the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB’s film, music, fashion & create division. Submitting projects for the rebate program must have all financing ready prior to applying.
DUVAL COUNTY (Jacksonville)
The Jacksonville Film & Television Job and Business Creation Program is a performance based program structured to attract high wage unique film and television productions opportunities to Jacksonville that will hire area professionals and purchase goods and services from local businesses. Their program is based upon meeting minimum thresholds on qualified expenditures and hiring of Florida residents and first come-first serve priority. Click HERE for more information.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY (TAMPA)
Hillsborough County offers a rebate of up to 10% (capped at $500,000.00) on expenditures within Hillsborough County in excess of $100,000. This includes but is not limited to, equipment, payroll, private and governmental services, hotel and travel accommodations, expendables, and location fees. All applications are processed on a “first come‐first served” basis, and are subject to available funding. For more information, or a copy of our application, please contact Tyler Martinolich email@example.com or visit us at our website www.filmtampabay.com.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (Miami)
The TV, Film and Entertainment Production Incentive is a performance-based grant program that is based on Miami-Dade County-centric criteria. Each project’s eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis and each project/grant agreement will be required to go before the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for individual approval. This process requires a timeframe of two or more months for approval. After the grant is approved, the rebate will be distributed after the production provides proof of their local spend, hires, etc. through a professional audit.
Productions will have to meet certain requirements to benefit from the program. Among those are the following:
• The production must spend at least $1,000,000 in Miami-Dade County on payroll (for Miami-Dade County residents only) and other expenditures.
• At least 70% of the entire production project must be produced in Miami-Dade County.
• Each production project is required to hire a minimum of 50 main cast and crew (employees) that are Miami-Dade County
residents and must include at least one student/recent graduate who is enrolled at or recently graduated from a local college or university.
• Salaries for Miami-Dade County residents hired must be a minimum of the current living wage as defined by County law.
• At least 80 percent of vendors utilized on the production project must be Miami-Dade County-based registered businesses.
The rebate for qualifying productions would be a maximum of $100,000 per project. Each project’s eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and each project/grant agreement will be require approval by the Board of County Commissioners. Grants will only be disbursed after the project is completed and proof that all requirements were satisfied has been submitted. Click HERE for more information.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (City of North Miami)
The City of North Miami offers pre-production and production incentives for qualified projects and subject to funding availability. For full description and requirements for North Miami film incentives, click HERE.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (City of Miami Beach)
TMiami Beach is proud to announce our new film & production incentive program! Making movies and other film projects in Miami Beach has never been easier! $10,000 grants with only $25,000 local spend required. CLICK HERE for more information.
PALM BEACH COUNTY (Boca Raton, Jupiter, West Palm Beach)
Palm Beach County Florida offers one of the most popular incentives found within the state. G-Star Studios, South Florida’s largest motion picture sound stage on the campus of G-Star School of the Arts offers the use of its facilities deeply discounted when producers utilize their highly trained and eager students as interns on set. The studio consists of 13 buildings including a 20,000 sq., ft. studio with 3 staging areas, 2,500 sq. ft. of production offices, green room with private facilities of the stars, set construction shop, prop shop, picture car paint shop and more. The stage is a copy of the Warner Bros. sound stage with advanced technological improvements which includes the ability to convert the stage into an 850 seat theater for live performances and movie premiers. For more info visit For more info visit http://www.pbfilm.com/local-incentives
TOURISM BRANDED CONTENT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
The Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission’s (FTC) Tourism Branded Content Sponsorship Program’s initiates and sponsors positive tourism branded programming that aims to attract and increase tourism to The Palm Beaches. Distribution must be in place.
Sponsorship will be approved based on the following criteria:
1. Financial impact (including hotel room nights) in Palm Beach County during production only
2. Quality of applicant’s visual impact on Palm Beach County tourism assets.
3. Quality of applicant’s audible mentions of Palm Beach County tourism asset locations
4. Overall quality of applicant’s impact on Palm Beach County tourism.
5. Distribution Outreach
6. Number of certified SBE companies on the project
7. Overall show impression
A total of $650,000 is available for sponsorships. For more information please call The Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission at 561.233.1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SARASOTA COUNTY (Sarasota)
Sarasota County’s up-to-100% CASH BACK rebate incentive program is now into its fifth successful year, providing performance-based rebates to production and post-production that takes place in Sarasota County and uses local resources, vendors, crew, equipment providers and more. Projects can receive up-to 100% back of fees, costs, expenses etc. paid directly to Sarasota County governmental divisions/departments such as law enforcement Sheriffs, fire and emergency services, marine patrol, public works, use of County-owned roads, buildings, parks, beaches, etc.; and up to 20% of qualified spending in the private sector and other municipalities located in the county limits. A basic cap of $25,000 per project can be RAISED by requesting the cap increase in writing to the County Commission based on the project‘s “added value” such as spending a larger budget, staying longer in the community to shoot or post, hiring more locals, notable attachments to the project, distribution in place, etc. Each such request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, as the cash rebate program is a first-come/first-served, funds available program, that is periodically replenished by the County to a total quarter-million dollar fund. The incentive can be applied for by most mediums and genres as long as the project is not rated beyond an “R” or its equivalent in any medium. That includes studio and independent films, television segments, specials, programs and more, including scripted and unscripted, documentaries, commercials, print ads and multi-faceted agency campaigns, digital and online series, video games, music videos, and live entertainment events, as well as multimedia/omnimedia projects batching together numerous components. For more information, forms and details can be found at www.filmsarasota.com/incentives under “SHOW ME THE MONEY!” including the application and qualified expenditures spreadsheet by clicking through on those links. Inquiries can also be made, toll-free, to 888-765-5777 ext. 104, or by emailing: email@example.com
PINELLAS COUNTY (ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER)
Local Incentive – the Film Marketing Partnerships
The mission of the Film Marketing Partnerships is to market the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area as a film production destination that supports financially viable and high-production-value films that contribute to the county’s tourism industry and local economy by targeting the niche-market traveler of filmmakers. This local incentive program pays an agreed-upon amount to qualifying production companies in return for specific promotional commitments to the St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida area. Grants typically range from $10,000-$200,000. For more visit http://www.filmspc.com/
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Miami Shores, FL
Center of Cinematography Arts and Television
Digital Media Arts College
Boca Raton, FL
St. Petersburg, FL
Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy
Florida International University
Florida State University Film School
Florida Southern College
Full Sail University
Winter Park, FL
International Academy of Film & Television, Miami Campus
Pompano Beach, FL
ITT Technical Institute
Manatee Technical Institute
Miami Dade College
Miami International University of Art and Design
New York Film Academy South Beach
Nova Southeastern University – Film Studies
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ringling College of Art and Design
Winter Park, FL
Seminole State College
St. Petersburg College – Digital Media
St. Petersburg, FL
Southwest Florida College
Fort Myers, FL
Tallahassee Community College
University of Central Florida – School of Film
University of Central Florida – Visual Language Track
University of Florida – College of Journalism & Communication
University of Miami – School of Communication
Coral Gables, FL
University of North Florida
University of South Florida
University of West Florida
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