Miami Dade Launches Film Incentive Program
(released 6/3/2024)

The Miami-Dade County Office of Film and Entertainment has launched the largest film incentive in Florida to attract major motion pictures and television series. The film incentive, known as the High Impact Film Fund Program (HIFFP) will provide up to $50 million over the next five years through a cash rebate of up to 20% for qualifying domestic and international productions filming locally.

The goal is to bring productions back to Miami-Dade County. The HIFFP was sponsored by Miami-Dade County Commissioner René Garcia and unanimously approved by the Board of County Commissioners. Garcia was thrilled with the support he received from his colleagues on the Board of County Commission, industry stakeholders and residents alike. "Our unmatched crews, talent, infrastructure, and locations have made Miami-Dade the perfect place to shoot movies and television series. This program will help create and sustain thousands of small businesses and good paying jobs for our residents and while bringing billions in much needed new investment to our county. I am especially excited about the possibility of growing this program with the promise of retaining our talented workforce and youth, and the economic growth a robust program can bring to our community.? It will also strengthen our global competitiveness and deliver significant, long-term value to our economic future," said Commissioner René Garcia.

"The High Impact Film Fund Program is a testament to our commitment to nurturing both the artistic and economic growth of our community," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "This initiative aligns with our vision of making Miami-Dade a thriving hub for creative industries, and we look forward to the positive impact it will have on our county.  Not only will this program create jobs, but it will support the many local businesses that are the backbone of our economy in Miami-Dade County."

"Film incentive programs support economic development by creating jobs, stimulating local spending, attracting investment, promoting tourism, and enhancing the county's overall appeal.  The main concern I always hear from producers to artists to crew personnel is the lack of a real incentive. The program will begin to position Miami-Dade as a global destination for major film and television production," stated Miami-Dade Film Commissioner, Marco Giron.

Miami-Dade County was recently selected as a top 10 destination and named as one of the best places to live and work as a movie maker in 2024 by MovieMaker Magazine. The Film Office also won numerous awards including the National Association of Counties (NACo) Best in Category for its Movie and TV Map Tour, and also won NACo awards for the Magic City Music Tour and the One-Stop-Shop Film Permitting Center. Also this year, the Film Office was selected among 200 film commissions around the world as a finalist for Film Commission Initiative of the Year by Makers & Shakers.

For more information about the High Impact Film Fund Program (HIFFP) and how to apply, please visit contact The Miami-Dade County Office of Film & Entertainment at 305-375-3288.

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