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New Mexico is home to award-winning films. Will yours be next?

Discover a land where stunning light, rich culture, and a vibrant community converge to create the perfect backdrop for your next film. New Mexico offers unparalleled incentives, diverse locations, and a thriving ecosystem for filmmakers. Craft your next award-winning story in the Land of Enchantment. Make New Mexico the home for your next creation.

New Mexico is home to award-winning films. Will yours be next?

Discover a land where stunning light, rich culture, and a vibrant community converge to create the perfect backdrop for your next film. New Mexico offers unparalleled incentives, diverse locations, and a thriving ecosystem for filmmakers. Craft your next award-winning story in the Land of Enchantment. Make New Mexico the home for your next creation.

Experience the Magic of New Mexico Productions

A unique blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and creative energy. All of the ingredients are here to explore stories, to tell truths, and to build a whole new world. Make New Mexico the home for your next creation, where every element comes together to craft something extraordinary.

There is something about the light...

Golden sunsets that paint the sky with hues of orange and pink, casting a warm glow over the vast landscapes. The light in New Mexico is unlike any other, providing a natural canvas that enhances every scene, every moment, every story.

There is something about the people...

A rich tapestry of diverse communities, each contributing to a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. The people of New Mexico bring their unique backgrounds and stories, creating a supportive and collaborative environment for filmmakers. Their spirit of hospitality and creativity infuses every project with authenticity and heart.

There is something about the Life...

Golden sunsets that paint the sky with hues of orange and pink, casting a warm glow over the vast landscapes. The light in New Mexico is unlike any other, providing a natural canvas that enhances every scene, every moment, every story.

There is something about the culture...

Deeply rooted in history and tradition, New Mexico’s culture is a blend of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo influences. This cultural richness offers filmmakers an unparalleled depth of storytelling, with a wealth of traditions, festivals, and artistic expressions to draw from.

So what are you waiting for?

New Mexico offers a rare and captivating mix of stunning natural landscapes, vibrant cultural diversity, and a rich historical tapestry. The unique light, the welcoming people, and the profound cultural heritage make it an ideal location for filmmakers seeking to create extraordinary stories. Embrace the magic of New Mexico and let its unparalleled beauty and spirit enhance your next project.

Discover Iconic Filming Locations in New Mexico

Explore the cinematic potential of New Mexico with our interactive map, showcasing iconic filming locations throughout the state. Whether you’re a filmmaker, producer, or part of a production crew, our map is designed to help you discover the perfect spots to bring your next project to life. Navigate through our user-friendly map to find filming locations that have already served as the backdrop for numerous successful productions. Click on each location to learn more about the films and scenes shot there, and see how they can fit into your vision.

Discover Iconic Filming Locations in New Mexico

Explore the cinematic potential of New Mexico with our interactive map, showcasing iconic filming locations throughout the state. Whether you’re a filmmaker, producer, or part of a production crew, our map is designed to help you discover the perfect spots to bring your next project to life. Navigate through our user-friendly map to find filming locations that have already served as the backdrop for numerous successful productions. Click on each location to learn more about the films and scenes shot there, and see how they can fit into your vision.

Maximize Your Production Savings with New Mexico's Film Tax Credits

Take advantage of New Mexico’s generous Film Tax Credit, offering up to 40% savings on qualified expenditures for your production. With additional uplifts for series television, pilots, and filming in designated zones, you can maximize your budget and resources. Start filming in the Land of Enchantment and enjoy significant tax benefits!

The FIlm Tax Credit

Starting July 1, 2023, film production companies that meet the requirements of the Film Production Tax Credit Act can apply for a tax credit for qualified expenditures made in New Mexico. This initiative, overseen by the Taxation and Revenue Department, aims to boost the state’s attractiveness for film productions.

  • Base Credit Amount: 25%
  • Maximum Credit Amount: 40%

Note: The uplifts for television and the Qualified Production Facilities (QPF) cannot be stacked.

 

Series Television and Standalone Pilots Intended For Series Television Uplift

An additional 5% tax credit is available for series television productions or pilots if specific criteria are met:

Series Television Production:

  • Must be intended for commercial distribution.
  • Must have an order for at least six episodes in a single season.
  • Must have a New Mexico budget of at least $50,000 per episode

Pilot Production:

  • Must be intended for series production in New Mexico.

Qualified Production Facilities (QPF) Uplift

Productions using qualified production facilities can benefit from an additional 5% tax credit. This credit applies exclusively to the time spent in production at the qualified facility and does not include offices attached to the QPF.

10% Filming Uplift Zone

A 10% tax credit is available for qualified expenditures in New Mexico areas at least sixty miles outside the Santa Fe and Albuquerque City Halls.

Get Started on Your New Mexico Film Project

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