Applicants will FIRST apply for the New York State Film Tax Credit program.
If accepted, an applicant may the proceed to submit an Intent to Apply (bottom of this page).
Applicant has READ Theatrical or Non-Theatrical Film Fund Guidelines (whichever one is applicable).
Applicants must submit their Intent to Apply through the IGCNYA website (see form at end of this page).
This will be reviewed by IGCNYA staff to determine if the production meets the minimum criteria to apply.
Qualified Applicants will be given access to the full application through the third-party submission website Submittable, after creating a free account.
A $200 application fee is due at the time of submission.
Applications will be reviewed on the basis of their budget, production history, local employment plan, and proposed expenditures. This review is conducted by a non-affiliated panel of film industry production and production finance specialists.
Applications that pass the review will receive a Letter of Eligibility from IGCNA indicating the percent of funding they are eligible to receive (between 20-25%, pursuant to the diversity enhancement).
Decisions are announced following each round of panel review. Successful applicants must enter into a Funding Agreement with IGCNYA within one month of notification.
NOTE: IGCNYA reserves the right to withdraw its funding commitment should project financing not be complete within the negotiated time-frame, the project no longer meets one or more of the Fund’s eligibility requirements, or the project changes significantly from the time of commitment.
Complete online INTENT TO APPLY Form.