In order to provide more opportunities for feature film applicants, the California Film Commission has announced that they are adding an application window for the 2017-18 fiscal year in October and moving the third allocation period from January 2018 to March 2018.
Here are the current application periods:
Application Period #1: June 19 – 26, 2017 CAL: July 24, 2017
Application Period #2: October 16 – 20, 2017 CAL: Nov. 20, 2017
Application Period #3: March 7-13, 2018 CAL: April 9, 2018
Once approved, your production will need to begin principal photography within 180 days of the issuance of the Credit Allocation Letter (CAL). With this in mind, please select the application period that best fits your production schedule.
A company may submit a made for television movie during the feature film allocation period if it has a running time of at least 75 minutes and a minimum budget of $1 million dollars.
Applications will be accepted via the on-line portal system during the open allocation period dates as listed above.