Program Introduction

The Filmworks Innovation Lab is designed to invest in our local creative community and to encourage the development of original storytelling that capitalizes on new forms of production and technology. By leveraging our existing film infrastructure and the diversity of our in-state technology resources, Washington is uniquely positioned to incubate a groundbreaking digital entertainment platform that fosters a new Creative Economy for Washington State.


The Filmworks Innovation Lab offers funding assistance as a return on qualified in-state expenditures on the production of motion picture content (including labor and talent who are Washington State residents). Projects must spend between $25,000 - $499,999 in Washington and it is important to note that this is not a grant, rather a reimbursement on a project's investment in utilizing Washington State workers, vendors and goods. The level of funding assistance is determined per project and varies according to each approved project's merit and application. 


Washington Filmworks will begin acception applications in August 2014. For a detailed description of the application process, see the current Filmworks Innovation Lab Guidelines and Criteria (dated 5/28/14).

Have questions?  Please direct them to or call staff at 206-264-0667.