The Land of 10,000 Lakes brings a number of viable scenes to the table when searching for filming locations.

The abundance of water portrayed in its nickname, the casinos and reservations, the big and small cities, and the cityscapes of Minnesota are all areas that film scouts are looking for.

Minnesota offers a production incentive called “Snowbate”, a 15% rebate on dollars spent in Minnesota relating to production. The prevalent lodging exemption is valid for film personnel that stay under a lease agreement for 30 days or longer.

Also, expenditures on commercial production are exempt from the state sales tax. The state's film industry is hopeful that more incentives are soon to come. Minnesota experiences great seasonal variation and is great for filming year round.


Here are some Films that have been shot in MN

  • Fargo
  • Beautiful Girls
  • Little Big League
  • Purple Rain
  • Grumpy Old Men
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • A Prairie Home Companion
  • Here On Earth

Questions? Contact our Office at 877.339.3456 (FILM)