INCENTIVES & GRANTS

                                  Along with Austin's great crews and diverse locations, we also have two competitive incentive programs available to productions that film locally through both The State of Texas and the City of Austin. In addition to incentives, there are a number of money saving tax exemptions available to productions working in the state, as well as a generous grant program for Texas filmmakers.

                                  INCENTIVES

                                  TEXAS MOVING IMAGE INDUSTRY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
                                  Administered by the Texas Film Commission, the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program is cash grant based on in-state spending on feature film, television and commercial projects that offers up to 22.5% back depending on production spend.

                                  The incentive has three tiers based on spend:  

                                  • 5% for $250,000 - $1 million
                                  • 10% for $1 million - $3.5 million
                                  • 20% for $3.5 million & up

                                  An additional 2.5% is available to productions that film in underutilized areas:
                                  A Map of Austin’s Under Utilized Areas

                                  The incentive is based on wages, invoices and petty cash:

                                  • 70% of paid crew and paid cast (including extras) must be Texas residents.
                                  • 60% of total production days must be completed in Texas.

                                  For questions and additional information, please contact:

                                  512-463-9200
                                  filmincentive@gov.texas.gov
                                   


                                  AUSTIN CREATIVE CONTENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM
                                  Administered by the City of Austin – Economic Development Department, the Austin Creative Content Incentive Program offers incentives of up to 0.75% to qualifying film and television productions.

                                  • 0.50% of wages paid to local residents (Austin Metro Area).
                                  • 0.25% if the project is produced by Austin-based company or promotes Austin.
                                  • Productions must first qualify for the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program.

                                  For questions and additional information, please contact:

                                  David Colligan
                                  Manager - Global Business Recruitment & Expansion, City of Austin Economic Development Department
                                  512-974-6381
                                  david.colligan@austintexas.gov
                                   


                                  TAX EXEMPTIONS & REFUNDS

                                  SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS
                                  Production companies may use tax exemption on items rented or purchased for direct use in the production of a motion picture, television and commercial project.

                                  HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX EXEMPTIONS
                                  Refund on the hotel occupancy tax for hotel rooms occupied for at least 30 consecutive days. The Hotel must be notified at check-in for the tax to be waived at checkout.

                                  TAX REFUNDS ON FUELS USED OFF ROAD
                                  Refund of taxes paid on gasoline used for off-road machines like generators, boats and tractors.
                                   


                                  FILM PRODUCTION GRANTS

                                  AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY GRANT
                                  The Austin Film Society annually awards grants to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas through the AFS Grant Program. Since 1996, $1.6 million in cash has been given to over 421 film projects. In addition to grants for production, post-production and distribution, AFS also provides stipends to filmmakers traveling to film festivals through their Travel Grant program.

                                  For questions and additional information, please contact:

                                  512-322-0145
                                  artistservices@austinfilm.org
                                   


                                  FILM FESTIVAL GRANTS

                                  CITY OF AUSTIN CULTURAL FUNDING GRANT
                                  The City of Austin provides cultural arts programs for the Austin community by contracting with arts organizations for specific services. These contracts are referred to as Cultural Services Agreements, or Cultural Contracts, which can be applied for by events like film festivals.

                                  For questions and additional information, please contact:

                                  Meghan Wells
                                  Cultural Arts Division Manager, City of Austin Economic Development Department
                                  512-974-9314
                                  meghan.wells@austintexas.gov

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