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Nebraska Film Office Grant

The Nebraska Film Office Grant is funded through the Nebraska Film Office Fund.  These grants are intended to benefit the State of Nebraska through marketing of the state as well as job creation and economic development.

Eligible Applicants

Any public or private, resident or nonresident, production company that will produce a feature film on location in the State of Nebraska.

Eligible Projects

Feature films, television series, and miniseries are eligible to apply for the Nebraska Film Grant provided that the largest percentage of their principal photography days are in Nebraska.

The production must feature a Nebraska story, which could be one or more of the following:

  • Based on events that took place in Nebraska;
  • A fictional story that is set in Nebraska;
  • A production that features characters who live or lived in Nebraska; or
  • A production that depicts identifiable Nebraska locations in the storyline.


At least 50% of the Worker Days while filming in Nebraska must be comprised of Nebraska residents. Productions are required to spend a minimum of $1,000,000 on qualified expenditures in Nebraska.

Award Amount

DED will match up to 20% of the amount spent on qualified expenditures in Nebraska with a maximum award of $400,000 per film.

Important Deadlines

For consideration of an award, applications must be submitted more than 30 days prior to the start of filming in Nebraska. Applications will not be accepted more than 180 days prior to the start of filming in Nebraska.

Applications are accepted on an open cycle until funds are exhausted. Contact DED directly to determine the status of funding.

Application and Program Resources

TitleFile TypeDate
01 Application and Program GuidelinesPDFSeptember 6, 2022
02 Sample ApplicationPDFFebruary 14, 2022
03 Application User GuidePDFDecember 21, 2021
04 Application ChecklistPDFFebruary 14, 2022
05 Applicant Request for Non-DisclosurePDFDecember 21, 2021
06 Nebraska Residency FormPDFDecember 21, 2021
07 Employee Verification WorksheetExcelOctober 26, 2022
08 Principal Photography Verification WorksheetExcelFebruary 10, 2022
09 CertificationPDFFebruary 14, 2022
10 Affidavit of CompliancePDFFebruary 14, 2022

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Nebraska Film Office Grant

Grants to support shooting on-location for a film primarily featuring Nebraska-based characters and locales.

Submission Close Date: 6/01/2023 11:59 PM

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Ane De Anzola

Business Incentives Consultant