Filming In Illinois

Dear Filmmakers,

Welcome to the Illinois Film Office!

Illinois is home to nationally renowned crew and actors, complete industry infrastructure, and our robust and sustainable 30% film tax credit. With experts on locations, housing, and tax incentives, the IFO is here to help make your creative vision a reality.

We are, of course, anchored by one of the most beautiful, sophisticated cities in the world. But our locations go way beyond the scope of Chicago's iconic skyline, world famous architecture, gritty back alleys and unique, historic neighborhoods. We also boast breathtaking natural vistas, mid-size industrial centers, picturesque farmland and small towns seemingly frozen in time. We have rivers, prairies, forest preserves and 58 miles of pristine Lake Michigan beaches.

Learn what some of the most talented producers, directors, writers and actors all know: we are a world class destination for film, television and commercial advertising other words, Illinois is the perfect place for your next project.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Peter Hawley
Illinois Film Office