Listen: Sacramento Film Commissioner Jennifer West who talks about recent projects happening in Sacramento, grants which are now available (see below), and comments on the tragic fatal shooting on a movie set.
Two grants will be made to applicants with budgets over $100,000 and two grants will be made to applicants with budgets $100,000 or below. One additional grant of $2,500 will be awarded per round for 75% of post-production done locally. The first application window is open now and applications are due by midnight Nov. 30.
The City will have a total of three rounds for submitting applications for grants:
- Round 1:15 through Nov. 30, 2021 – 11:59 p.m. PDT
- Round 2:1, 2021 through Feb. 15, 2022 – 11:59 p.m. PDT
- Round 3:16 through May 15, 2022 – 11:59 p.m. PDT
Grants can be used for:
- Required services and permitting fees by City of Sacramento staff and/or departments, including police, fire, permit fees, parking fees (inter-department transfer of funds);
- Reimbursement awards where an applicant has demonstrated a need that exceeds City services support, where qualified expenses occur within the city (i.e., hotel nights, rental cars, rental equipment, location fees, catering, local hires, post-production, etc.); or
- Reimbursement awards for post-production support.
The program is open to productions filming at least 50% of the project in the Sacramento region with at least two locations in the City of Sacramento. It is also open to productions where 75% of post-production is done locally.
Eligible productions include feature length films, short films, episodic television, television pilots, television movies/miniseries, documentaries, docuseries, commercials, music videos, and unscripted television
The incentive program is funded through the City’s Measure U fund. Grant applications will be reviewed and scored by panel consisting of staff, industry peers and economic development professionals.
To review eligibility and guidelines, and to apply, please visit the Film + Media grants website.