DIGITAL MEDIA & FILM

New Mexico is home to one of the world’s most established and fastest growing film industries. That’s partly due to our generous tax incentives, but that doesn’t begin to tell the full story.

WHY ALBUQUERQUE?

Film and TV in Albuquerque has become an important part of the creative economy providing high-paying creative and technical jobs and indirectly benefiting other industries and businesses in Albuquerque. What started as a niche industry in New Mexico has become an economic powerhouse. Today, the film industry supports hundreds of local businesses and thousands of jobs across the state.  With more than $600 million in direct spending, it’s one of the state’s fastest growing industries.

#1

BEST PLACES TO LIVE AND WORK AS A MOVIEMAKER IN 2022

$1.37 B

ESTIMATED ECONOMIC OUTPUT IN TWO YEARS

25-35%

REFUNDABLE TAX CREDIT

INDUSTRY CLUSTERS

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

These industries have enjoyed comfortable expansions thanks to the unique assets anchored within the region.

The Albuquerque Film Office’s (AFO) main purpose is to serve as liaison among City agencies, the local community, and the entertainment industry. As this rapidly expanding economic sector continues to grow in Albuquerque, providing high-paying and creative jobs to the community, the AFO works to enhance opportunities that benefit local businesses, (both directly and indirectly) as well as to showcase local talent.

CASTING CALL FOR WORKFORCE

Helping to fuel the region’s specialization in digital film and media industries, secondary education pipelines provide a direct connection to employment for the future workforce.

MBA for PROFESSIONALS

FILM AND DIGITAL ARTS TRACK

    BA IN FILM & DIGITAL ARTS

    FILM PRODUCTION, GAMING, ANIMATION, FILM HISTORY AND CRITICISM

    ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

    DIGITAL MEDIA AND FILM PRODUCTION

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    FILM CREW TECHNICIAN AND POST PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

    PROGRAMS AND INCENTIVES

    New Mexico gives a 25-35% refundable tax credit.

    BUILT FOR GROWTH

    A film production company that meets the requirements of the Film Production Tax Credit Act may apply for, and the taxation and revenue department may allow, a tax credit in an amount equal to twenty-five to thirty-five percent of qualified spends made in New Mexico.  

    THE HIGH WAGE JOB TAX CREDIT

    TECHNOLOGY JOBS AND R&D TAX CREDIT

    MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

    LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT (LEDA)

    INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BOND (IRB)

    JOB TRAINING INCENTIVE PROGRAM (JTIP)

    SERIES TELEVISION AND STANDALONE PILOTS INTENDED FOR SERIES TELEVISION UPLIFT

    QUALIFIED PRODUCTION FACILITIES (QPF) UPLIFT

    5% UPLIFT ZONE (RURAL) FILMING

    NONRESIDENT CREW EXCEPTION CREDIT

    FILM CREW ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM (FCAP)

    OPERATION SOUNDSTAGE (OSS)

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