Application

Apply for Funding

Washington Filmworks generally opens a preliminary application window for the standard incentive program in Q1 each year. Projects that are fully funded will be invited to submit an application for the Washington Filmworks’ Board to review. To get the most up-to-date information about our application window and information about the application process, please sign up for our newsletter.

Download Application Form

The following documents must be included in addition to the commercial application below:

Story or Shooting Boards

Budget: the most current full line-item production budget that includes in-state and out-of-state spend and clearly indicates projected in-state qualified expenditures and qualified non-resident labor.

Advertising Agency Award Letter: indicates the amount of funds available for the project.

Applicant Letter of Interest: a letter detailing how the project represents and reflects the best of what Washington State’s commercial motion picture industry has to offer, and specifically how the project would help raise the profile of Washington State’s creative community. The letter should also address the applicant’s willingness and ability to enter into a contract with Washington Filmworks setting forth the terms and conditions of funding assistance.

Commercial Application Form

The following documents must be included in addition to the motion picture and episodic series application below:

Script: a shooting script (i.e., the version that is or will be submitted to the production’s insurance company prior to the start of production).

Budget: line item budget clearly marked to indicate projected in-state qualified expenditures and qualified non-resident labor

Finance Plan: a full description of how the project will be financed

Proof of Funding: documentation demonstrating that the funds are secured (i.e. bank statements, written confirmation from financier, or other agreed upon documentation)

Applicant’s Letter of Interest: letter detailing how the project represents and reflects the best of Washington State’s Motion Picture industry has to offer and specifically how the project would help raise the profile of Washington State’s creative community. The letter should also address the applicant’s willingness and ability to enter into a contract with Washington Filmworks setting forth the terms and conditions of funding assistance.

Motion Picture/Episodic Series Application Form

Submitting Your Application

Completed applications should be emailed in a PDF format directly to Executive Director Amy Lillard or mailed to:

Washington Filmworks
Attn: Executive Director
1411 4th Avenue, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101

***Acceptable forms of application delivery include: emailed PDF files to the Executive Director, as well as USPS, private delivery service or hand delivery. Any other form of delivery for an initial application, including faxed copies will not be accepted by Washington Filmworks.