Welcome to Innovation Group of CNY Arts, LLC.

IGCNYA supports the development of a viable film industry in Central New York. We administer publicly funded economic development programs that incentivize professional movie, television, and entertainment production. IGCNY also administers the region’s only film industry workforce development incubator,
the annual CNY Short Film Competition.

Financial Incentive Programs

Click here to see all of our programs dedicated to building a viable film industry in Central New York. These programs are provided by public funding and have minimum budget requirements.

CNY Short Film Competition

The CNY Short Film competition provides generous workforce development opportunities for graduates from the film programs at colleges and universities throughout Central New York.

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Why Film in CNY? 

The Central New York region offers a variety of specialized resources and is uniquely positioned to fulfill a production’s needs.