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.

North Dakota Film and Instagram Partnership Program

The North Dakota Department of Commerce has launched the North Dakota Film and Instagram Partnership Program to empower communicators who can help increase awareness of North Dakota through creative and authentic storytelling.      

This inaugural, competitive-pitched grant will allow storytellers to share their vision for showcasing North Dakota’s healthy and vibrant communities. There are two categories: Short Film and InstagramApplications will be accepted throughMarch 13, 2020.  

This is an exciting opportunity for the state and its residents,” Gov. Doug Burgum said. “No one can tell the North Dakota story better than our residents. This competition will provide an authentic and captivating view into what makes our state the place to ‘Be Legendary. 

One grant totaling $25,000 will be awarded in the Short Film category and one grant totaling $5,000 will be awarded in the Instagram category.

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