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Why you should make a movie in Illinois

  1. 30% Production Tax Credit. Illinois offers a robust and sustainable 30% Film Tax Credit for qualified productions on Illinois resident salaries up to $100,000 and qualified spending on Illinois goods and production services. Also, Illinois is the only U.S. state to have a diversity provision as part of its Tax Credit program.
  2. Infrastructure. Illinois offers a massive infrastructure for film production services, including but not limited to, soundstages, highly qualified deep crews, world class acting talent, equipment vendors, accommodations and state of the art post-production facilities.
  3. Locations. From the beautiful, iconic Chicago skyline and 58 mile lakefront, gritty back alleys, stunning architecture and unique historic neighborhoods, to breathtaking natural vistas, rivers, prairies, industrial centers, picturesque farmland and small towns seemingly frozen in time, Illinois boasts an enormous variety of film friendly production locations.

Local Prizes

Stage 18 Chicago

Stage 18 Chicago

Free 8-month membership to Stage 18 Chicago, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, community, office space, resources, and employment opportunities to independent filmmakers, visual artists, and entrepreneurs. Applies towards the general access $250/month membership.

AbelCine Chicago

AbelCine Chicago

In-person, day-long custom consultation or training (a $2,150 value) at AbelCine Chicago on topic or gear of their choice.

2122

2122

Win a one-year membership to 2122's creative tech incubator, unreserved.

Join the Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Rally to make your Illinois feature film a reality! Not only will you showcase the diverse stories and resources of Illinois, you'll be eligible for up to $25,000 and a chance for the Duplass Brothers to executive produce your project.
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