Film North Dakota


Film North Dakota is an impartial source providing filmmakers resources to film and photograph professionally in the Peace Garden State. North Dakota’s striking landscape is a storyline that can enhance any story. Diverse regions - from wide-open farmlands in the east, to the natural beauty of our lakes and rivers, to the rugged canyons and buttes in the breathtaking North Dakota Badlands in the west - make great backdrops for a variety of projects. Our legendary, talented people can provide the perfect ensemble crew.

The Tourism Division of the Department of Commerce is the first point of contact for inquiries about film and media productions in North Dakota. The state of North Dakota currently has no incentives for productions. The Tourism Division can assist with location scouting, an online film directory of talent and services, photo and film assets, permitting assistance and destination contacts to film in North Dakota.

Becoming Legendary

Glasser Images announced as winner of North Dakota Film Partnership

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced Glasser Images as the winner of the North Dakota Film Partnership.

“Glasser’s ideas capture the vibrancy of North Dakota in a way that builds pride, appreciation and awareness of its small towns and residents,” said North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman, “Through its lens, we will get a unique perspective of the things that make North Dakota a place to Be Legendary.”

The contest invited North Dakota filmmakers to produce a short film eight minutes or less showcasing the heart, soul and vibrancy of North Dakota communities. Pitches were made online shark-tank style to a panel of qualified judges representing various creative, marketing and community-building areas.

Glasser Images received $25,000 to produce three short films to be used in North Dakota’s promotional efforts and premiere at the Main Street Summit in October in Bismarck. Grant dollars are intended to cover travel and production costs. 

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