The Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by the County of Monroe and operates as an independent entity under the umbrella of the Greater Rochester Visitors Association in Rochester, New York.
Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State, the Rochester Film Office offers complete location scouting assistance, information and extensive production resources and services. Rochester is home to one of the largest, most well developed and cost-competitive film & video production communities in the East (largest in NYS outside NYC) with picturesque, landmark locations.
Truly a gem as a location- one of the most beautiful regions in the country- the Finger Lakes is most popular for its variety of Americana towns, New England style 19th Century villages, quaint harbors and lighthouses and beautiful country roads. Known for its spectacular waterfalls and gorges, the Finger Lakes is also the second largest wine producing region in the country; its steeply sloping vineyards and clear blue lakes (11 in all) make it ideal for doubling the picturesque wineries and lush grape-growing valleys of Europe. Completing the drama of the Finger Lakes are broad expanses of Amish/Mennonite farmland; horse country (the Genesee Valley Hunt Club in Livingston County is the oldest, traditional English-style foxhunt in the United States); stately manor homes; ivy league colleges; and countless historic sites (the Mormon religion and the Women's Rights Movement began here).