Rochester / Finger Lakes Film Commission

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"Topside"
ELO Films
World Premiere - SXSW, 2020

"Topside"
ELO Films
World Premiere, SXSW 2020

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"King's Faith"
Faith Street Films

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"HyperDrive"
Netflix
Season One Premiere - 2019

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"The Tomorrow Man"
Bleecker Street Media
World Premiere - Sundance Film Festival, 2019

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"Wildflower"
Faith Street Films

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"The Amazing Spider-Man 2"
Sony Pictures, 2014

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Unrealized opportunity awaits you in a part of New York State where you never thought of filming your next feature or commercial. There’s a place northwest of the big city where production costs shrink. Locations, crew and equipment are plentiful here. Don’t miss out…FilmRochester.org. We’re expecting you.

Welcome to the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission. Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State, the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission offers extensive film production resources and services, including complete location scouting assistance and information.

Rochester is home to one of the largest, most well developed and cost-competitive film & video production communities in the East – the largest in New York State outside of New York City – with picturesque, landmark locations.

Discover the Rochester/Finger Lakes Region.

The Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission 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.

About Us

The Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission, an AFCI member organization, is the official representative to the film industry on behalf of Monroe County and the Finger Lakes communities. Staffed by an experienced, professionally trained team, the Film Office is the primary contact and interface with the region for productions of all shapes and sizes.

Our Mission

The Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission is dedicated to providing a hub of information and resources to film and video productions of all shapes and sizes. Comprised of personnel with unique and extensive knowledge of the region, and decades of experience in film and video production here, the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission is ready to give you the tools to go from script to screen.

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 the largest, most well developed and cost-competitive film & video production community in New York State (outside of NYC), and one of the largest in all of the Eastern United States. Coupled with picturesque, landmark locations, it’s a filmmaker’s dream.

One of the most beautiful regions in the country, the Finger Lakes is a true gem, 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 (more than 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; and ivy league colleges. The birthplace of the Mormon religion and the Women’s Rights Movement, the region is also dotted with countless historic sites.

Not to be outdone by the Finger Lakes rural attractions, Rochester is also home to a vibrant metropolitan area, featuring urban streets, industrial lots, and exciting cityscapes.