What Incentive is Right for Your Project?

The quickest and easiest way to see what incentives your project may or may not qualify for here in Oregon is to take a look at our Project Qualification Flow Chart. You can also see which costs actually qualify for our incentives here.

But, here are a few of the initial questions we ask when someone brings a project to us:

  1. What is the project’s budget level and how much will be spent in Oregon?
  2. What type of project is it? Feature, short, doc, interactive, unscripted, animated, commercial or something else?
  3. Are you a local producer (resident of Oregon) or production company (HQ’d in Oregon)?

If your project is scripted, interactive, animated, documentary or a commercial and it is spending more than $1M in Oregon there’s a good chance it does qualify for incentives.

However if your project is spending less than $1M in Oregon there are a few additional caveats that will determine if it qualifies. The largest of those are:

  • The project needs to spend more than $75,000 in Oregon.
  • An active and credited producer or production company needs to reside in Oregon.
  • 80% of your speaking cast + working crew need to be Oregon residents.

If you can answer “yes” to all of the above, then there is also a good chance your project will qualify for Oregon’s incentives.

The first step on our end is to review a budget and determine what the Oregon rebate estimate might be for your project and if there is adequate funding available in our program to accommodate it. We can do this with a Movie Magic, Showbiz Budgeting or Excel formatted budget.

Both the OPIF and Greenlight Oregon programs do not sunset until 2030 and the OPIF program is capped each year at $20M. No single project can receive more than 50% of the OPIF fund in any fiscal year.

Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to Executive Director Tim Williams to get clarification – tim@oregonfilm.org or 971 254 4021