State-Funded Grants Up To $400,000 Available to Support Nebraska-Based Feature Films
22 Sep 2021
Starting October 1, 2021, filmmakers can apply for grants of up to $400,000 to support feature film projects that are shot on-location in Nebraska and tell a Nebraska story.
Administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), the Nebraska Film Office Grant is available to resident or non-resident production companies who’ve budgeted at least $1 million to shoot on-location for a film primarily featuring Nebraska-based characters and locales.
Grants — which can be applied for as early as 120 days and no later than 30 days prior to scheduled filming — are available for feature films whose story and production elements meet certain criteria. These are outlined in detail in the application guidelines, but generally include:
- The script and resulting feature film must feature a Nebraska story (some examples: a story based on events that took place in Nebraska; a fictional story set in Nebraska; a story featuring characters who live(d) in Nebraska; a story that depicts identifiable Nebraska locations).