Apply for 2017 Funding Assistance

Apply for 2017 Funding Assistance



Preliminary Application Window Opens January 3

Washington Filmworks will open a preliminary application window for the standard production incentive program on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

There continues to be great interest in filming a variety of motion picture projects in Washington State. Washington Filmworks is aware that there are more projects  interested in funding assistance than there are dollars currently available to allocate in 2017.  In our effort to give all qualified productions an opportunity to participate in this funding cycle, the Board will open a short window where projects can submit preliminary information about their projects for consideration.

Projects that are fully funded will be invited to submit an abridged version of the full application for the Washington Filmworks’ Board to review. The abridged application will include the 7-page application document, the top sheet of the budget and a letter from the applicant detailing why the project should be considered for funding assistance.  After receiving the paperwork, the Board will review each project and invite those projects that represent the best economic development opportunities for the state to submit a full application. Projects that plan to film at any time during 2017 are invited to apply.

The abridged application documents should be submitted to Executive Director Amy Lillard via email at no later than Friday, January 13, 2017.  Should you have any questions about the standard production incentive please review the Guidelines and Criteria here. If you have any further questions, please call our office (206.264.0667) or email (

Please note that this application window is not for the Innovation Lab. For more information on the Innovation Lab visit our website here.

About Washington Filmworks:
Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film office and production incentive programs. Our mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers and offering comprehensive production support as well as financial incentives.