Film Incentive Program

Boost your film budget with our new incentive program

The Film Incentive Program is designed to encourage film producers to choose to film in the Dallas Metroplex, while securing room-night bookings at Dallas TPID hotels.

This program is for film projects based in Dallas, with a minimum of 15 hotel rooms. Subject to board approval, funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Now Accepting Film Incentive Applications

Program Guidelines

Film Projects/Production Companies are eligible for up to 10% of the daily hotel contract room rate.

  • TV, film, music videos, commercials, and interactive projects (such as video games, augmented reality & virtual reality) filming in Dallas area. Production companies are eligible to apply for this program for multiple projects.
  • Film Projects must select a Dallas TPID Hotel.
  • For Film Projects only with a minimum of 15 hotel room nights required.
  • Film Projects must submit the hotel pick-up report with their post-event form to receive payment.
  • Film Projects receiving other DTPID funds are ineligible.
  • Alterations to forms may result in rejection of the application.

Process Guidelines

  • Await notification of approval.
  • Follow all directions in the Film Incentive Program.
  • Identify the Film Project to be considered.
  • Receive reimbursement for approved film project based on the hotel pick-up report.
  • Submit an application in advance of filming project.
  • Submit the post-event application and hotel pick-up report within 30 days after the film project is complete.

Gaining a Creative Edge in Dallas

In 2021, the Dallas Film Commission transitioned to Dallas Film and Creative Industries with focus toward creative art forms like film, TV, music, animation and more.