The Innovation Group of CNY Arts administers multiple funding opportunities for professional production companies that commence principal photography in our region.

These programs offer a competitive rebate on expenses incurred while engaged in professional production activity anywhere from 25% to 30%. The availability of funding, types of productions supported, and rebate percentage offered, depends on the individual program.

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Onondaga County PRIMED offers competitive rebates for qualified production expenses incurred while filming in Onondaga County. Funding is available for the following types of productions:

Feature Films

Television Pilots

Advertising Commercials


Funding for the CNY Film Fund is fully obligated.
New applications for this program are not being accepted at this time.
Please see our other funding programs for available local incentives.

The CNY Film Fund offered rebate incentives for movie productions in the five-county Central New York region. It made rebates available for qualified production expenses for theatrical productions and productions intended for Video On Demand services.