Effective immediately, all forms and attachments required to apply for and claim the tax credit program, including Production Registration Forms and Hawaii Production Reports as well as expenditure reports, vendor and crew lists, must be sent to the Hawaii Film Office via US Postal Service, express shipping company, or hand-delivered. 

DO NOT EMAIL any of these documents until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact the Hawaii Film Office at 808-586-2570. Mahalo!



Welcome to the official site of the State of Hawaii Film Office

In the past Hawaii has been known as “Hollywood’s Tropical Backlot” — due in part to high-profile films ranging from South Pacific to Jurassic Park to Fifty First Dates , to Pirates of the Caribbean and television productions like Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P.I., Lost, and The River.

But what more and more filmmakers are finding out is that Hawaii has a lot more to offer than just spectacularly lush tropical settings, fabulous weather, and golden light.

We’ve got competitive tax incentives, the only state-owned and operated film studio in the country and a growing list of production facilities, an experienced pool of crew and talent, a comprehensive local inventory of state-of-the-art equipment, a well-established one-stop process for state film permits, and a film-friendly government and community.

So, whatever your budget or location requirements, we’re ready to roll! To get started, check out our quick guide to Filming in Hawaii, or click on the links above to learn more about shooting here.

Check our our 20-25% refundable production tax credit!