Filming "Heart of Wilderness" in the IRRRB Service Area - Spring 2015.

Shot from a documentary film on custom manufacturing at Malicious Motorcycles in Virginia, MN.

STRANGERS is a novella film of intrigue shot on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Film Production Incentive

Northeastern Minnesota provides a diverse environment for film production, from places of natural beauty and history to charming small towns and enormous industrial sites. 

North Country MovieOffering the North Shore of Lake Superior with its rugged cliffs, waterfalls, and America’s inland sea, Superior National Forest with too many lakes to count, Voyageurs National Park, the upper Mississippi River, a broad assortment of historic sites, and the unique landscape of Minnesota’s Iron Range, there is no other place like this. Our region is the perfect back lot for any film. 

From large studio productions to small independent films, all are welcome to explore the possibilities with us. 

Our Film Production Incentive grant program supports productions which create jobs and result in economic impact in the IRRRB service area. Check out our trailer!

Contact: Mary Somnis, 218-735-3040,

FY16 Film Production Incentive Program Guidelines & Application (pdf)

Progress Report Form (pdf)

Grant Reimbursement Form (pdf)

Also see the statewide incentive that is available through the MN Film and TV Board at