Big Sky Film Grant (BSFG)


Type of incentiveFilm Fund
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - Feature film - documentary (theatrical)
  • - TV Film or TV series - fiction
  • - TV Film or TV series - documentary
  • - Short films
Qualifying productions


    Benefit as a % of spend0.00
    Financial cap per production-
    Do I have to register/set up a company?No
    Does foreign cast/crew paid in their home country/region qualify as expenditure? No
    Do foreign cast/crew have to pay tax in the host country/state/region? No
    Does travel to/from country/region qualify as expenditure? Yes
    Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive? No
    Criteria to access the benefit
    • - Minimum percentage of the film that must be shot in the region: 50.00%
    • - Minimum spend 300000 (in local currency)
    When will the benefit/incentive be received?
      Additional incentives or advantages
      • - •The Feature Film & TV grant can be awarded if the project's in-state spend exceeds USD300,000 and shoots at least 50% of principal photography in-state. • The Resident Filmmaker - Full-length funds up to USD50,000 for a full-length project who is a Montana resident filmmakers that has a validated credit as a Producer, Director, or primary Director of Photography and shoots at least 50% of principal photography in-state. • Short-Form content grant funds up to USD50,000 to filmmakers who create short form content. examples include short narrative, documentary, animation, webisodes, and Montana-centric stories which are produced/created and or filmed at least 50% in state. • Only one project can be awarded in one of the three categories per grant cycle.