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
technology resources, Washington is uniquely positioned to incubate a
groundbreaking digital entertainment platform that fosters a new Creative Economy
for Washington State.
WHAT IS AVAILABLE?
The Board of WF may allocate a total of up to
$350,000 annually to the Filmworks Innovation Lab. Funding assistance will be
administered in two cycles annually:
- Film Cycle
(for projects by Washington resident filmmakers, August to December)
Cycle (for projects utilizing new forms of production or emerging
technologies, January to May)
Through the Innovation Lab, WF offers funding assistance to
selected projects in a range of between 1% and 30% of total in-state qualified
expenditures on the production of motion picture content (including labor and
talent who are Washington State residents). The Innovation Lab varies from our
standard program. For example, the level of funding assistance is not fixed at
any percentage of the project’s budget spent in Washington State. The level of
funding assistance will vary according to each approved project’s requirements and
the merit of its application, as determined by a jury appointed by WF’s Board
of Directors. It must be noted that not all projects applying for funding
assistance can, or will, be funded. In addition to funding assistance, the
Filmworks Innovation Lab is designed to offer professional development and
opportunities for growth for accepted applicants.
PLEASE NOTE: Washington Filmworks is not currently accepting applications for the Innovation Lab.
Applicants begin the proposal process by
submitting preliminary information to determine the eligibility of their
project. The process will move forward from there. All applicants are
notified whether they will advance
in the process and receive further instructions as decisions are made. For a detailed
description of the application process, please see the Guidelines and
Criteria for the Innovation Lab cycle you intend to apply for.
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