Welcome to The Illinois Film Office

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Welcome to The Illinois Film Office

Dear Illinois Film Community,

We have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and abiding by the guidelines provided to us from Governor Pritzker, as well as the Center for Disease Control. We realize this health situation has had a great impact on filmmaking in Illinois.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of the staff, all Illinois Film Office employees will be working from home.  However, you can reach us via email at Film@Illinois.gov.

The Illinois Production Tax Credit Incentive program is 100% up and running.  If you would like to apply for our program, you may do so accordingly.  Applications will continue to be processed on a first come, first served basis.  If you have submitted or will be submitting a credit claim, claims will also continue to be processed on a first come, first served basis.

​Has COVID-19 affected your employment?  If you have been laid off or had to close your business due to the pandemic, please visit www.illinoisworknet.com to learn about how the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may be able to assist with your business and individual needs.

We will continue to provide news and updates via our website and social media platforms.

Thank you, be safe and stay healthy.
Peter Hawley
Director, Illinois Film Office

Illinois is a world class destination for film, television and advertising production.  Check out our locations, from the beautiful, iconic Chicago skyline and 58 mile lakefront to the gritty back alleys and unique historic neighborhoods.  Illinois boasts breathtaking natural vistas, rivers, prairies, industrial centers, picturesque farmland and small towns seemingly frozen in time.

Illinois is home to a thriving film industry with a nationally renowned crew base, actors, and industry vendors.  Illinois offers a robust and sustainable 30% Film Tax Credit and is the only U.S. state to have a diversity provision as part of its tax credit.

Contact us for expert assistance on locations, housing, and tax credit to help make your creative vision a reality.  Visit us on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram for news about, and for the Illinois film community. 


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Illinois Film Office
100 W. Randolph, 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-3600

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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:30pm