The 6th Annual Idaho Horror Film Festival
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Saturday, October 19 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Financing Your Film in the Mountain West

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This panel bringing into focus how you make a film in State without incentives and how partnering with another state that does (Montana) can help you fund your project. Molly Deckart, Director of the Boise Film Foundation will discuss their fiscal sponsorship and the benefits of funding your film using this model.  JD Jacoby of the Montana Film Office will explain the robust grant programs and the newly passed Media Act! Director, Andrew Garcia will talk successful funding of his projects, particularly how his film HERO became a calling card for funding future projects.

Montana's MEDIA ACT:

The MEDIA Act provides for a 20% production expenditure tax credit, with additional components that can increase the transferable credit to a maximum of 35% of total base film production investment. Those add-on incentives can include:
• 25% of compensation for Montana resident crews
• 15% of compensation for non-Montana resident crew
• 30% of compensation paid to students
• 20% of above the line compensation per production or television series season, with ceiling
• 15% of compensation paid to actors
• 10% of payments to Montana colleges or universities
• 10% of all in-studio facility and equipment rental expenditures
• 5% of expenditures in a high poverty county
• 25% of post-production wages (Not effective until 2021)
• 5% for Montana screen credit

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Molly Deckart

Executive Director, Idaho Horror Film Festival
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JD Jacoby

Montana Film Office


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
The Owyhee Lobby