WHAT WE DO

Since 2000, the Hudson Valley Film Commission has been a conduit for preproduction, production, postproduction for film, tv and new media, and support to student filmmakers in the Hudson Valley and Catskill region, providing support to studio features, independent features, TV shows, print campaigns, short films, and commercials. 

As a 501c3 non profit, the mission of the Hudson Valley Film Commission is to create sustainable economic development by attracting, supporting and promoting local film, video and media production in the Hudson Valley - Catskills. To that end, we will make every effort to help productions secure locations, crew, cast, vendors and more! 

Tax Incentives

New York State Film Production Tax Incentives now make it even more attractive to film in the Mid Hudson Valley. In addition to a 30% incentive on below the line costs, an ADDITIONAL 10% is now available on below the line labor for Feature Film or TV shows budgeted at $500k and above. For further details, visit New York State Film Tax Credits or Contact Us. 

REVIEWS

we work tirelessly to increase film related activities in the region. Here are a few comments from filmmakers, vendors and others. 

"I have never had a better filming experience, ever! The local community and businesses were extremely helpful and accommodating. It was an absolute pleasure." –Charley Beil, producer (THE BETTER ANGELS)

“The Hudson Valley Film Commission was amazing. They were one of the most helpful film commissions I've worked with in my fifteen years in the business and I don't think we could have pulled our movie off as successfully as we did without them."
–Jon Keeyes, Unit Production Manager (TEN)

"We always rely on the Hudson Valley Film Commission to guide us towards great resources, locations and production facilities. What the commission provides is a strong sense of community that begins at pre-production when the always proactive commission head will send out dispatches to rally locations, actors, musicians, props, catering, crew members and interns for specific films, regardless of budget size. The efficiency and enthusiasm of the Hudson Valley Film Commission has earned the enduring gratitude of film producers both local and visiting.” –Larry Fessenden, CEO (GLASS EYE PIX)

“HVFC provided a tremendous amount of help in facilitating our production. Whether it was suggesting locations, caterers, lodging, he was extremely organized and prompt in helping us find everything we needed.” –Ben Pakman, producer (THE STRANGE ONES) 

“This was my fifth film that I've produced in the Hudson Valley, three of them over the last six months. My company has been incredibly grateful for the support of the Hudson Valley Film Commission and they have been a big part of the reason we continue to produce films in the area. The local community support we have received has been exceptional. Without this tremendous amount of cooperation and collaboration, producing independent features of this high quality caliber would be nearly impossible.”  –Michael Goodin, producer for Monolith Pictures (AWAKENINGS)

“Our production had another great experience filming in the Hudson Valley. This is our 7th consecutive year working in the Hudson Valley. The excellent support and service provided to our production by the Hudson Valley Film Commission  is very important to our production and a driving force behind our decision to return year after year.” –Paul Van Wormer, Unit Production Manager (KATIE FFORDE GERMAN TV)

“Our production had another great experience filming in the Hudson Valley. This is our 7th consecutive year working in the Hudson Valley. The excellent support and service provided to our production by the Hudson Valley Film Commission  is very important to our production and a driving force behind our decision to return year after year.” –Paul Van Wormer, Unit Production Manager (KATIE FFORDE GERMAN TV)

"We had an amazing time shooting in the Hudson Valley,” commented writer, producer and co-star Anjul Nigam. “The Hudson Valley Film Commission were supportive from the moment we made contact with them. They provided invaluable referrals and connections from housing to vendors to crew to locations and to amazingly talented locally based actors! And the Hudson Valley community at large was incredibly embracing of our production; we felt welcome through the entire time we were there. We look forward to making more films in Hudson Valley.” –Anjul Nijam, producer (GROWING UP SMITH)

“This is the third film that I worked in the Hudson Valley, and I have always received prompt and helpful guidance and feedback from the Hudson Valley Film Commission regardless of the size and budget of the project. Local businesses, locations, and towns have been very easy to work with, and we have had a good experience with location background casting and filming at local stages. The Hudson Valley is a great place to escape to with a dedicated cast and crew and I'm looking forward to returning again with the next project.” –Rob Christiano, Line Producer (THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST)

“This is the third film that I worked in the Hudson Valley, and I have always received prompt and helpful guidance and feedback from the Hudson Valley Film Commission regardless of the size and budget of the project. Local businesses, locations, and towns have been very easy to work with, and we have had a good experience with location background casting and filming at local stages. The Hudson Valley is a great place to escape to with a dedicated cast and crew and I'm looking forward to returning again with the next project.” –Rob Christiano, Line Producer (THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST)

"No request is too small or big for the Hudson Valley Film Commission as they are an invaluable resource for shooting any type of project in the area.” –Peter Phok, producer (STAKE LAND, BITTER FEAST RED EARTH)

"We simply couldn't live without you. What an amazing film community we have because of the Hudson Valley Film Commission!" –Heidi Eklund, Hudson Valley Casting!


 
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Departures • The Ranger • Shotgun • Furlough • A Vigilante • Nancy • Diane • Ten • Coin Heist • The Miseducation of Cameron Post • The Awakening  • Unwanted • La Devotee by Panic at the Disco! • It Comes at Night • The Strange Ones • Before Mars • One Percent More Humidity • Welcome the Stranger • What Children Do • The After Party • Super Dark Times •  Love After Love • A Different Sun • The Independents • Little Boxes • King Cobra • The Seagull • Jack Goes Home • Stray Bullets • OCC: American Made • Look Away • Amy Makes Three • My First Christmas • HAPPYish • The Ticket • King Jack • What Happened, Miss Simone? • My First Kiss • The Tuba Thieves • Growing Up Smith • The Inherited • How He Fell in Love • Approaching the Unknown • Azeroth Choppers • I Dream Too Much • Small Miracles • Hits • Cold in July • Katie Fforde Films • Mi America • About Alex • Loitering With Intent • Late Phases • Uncertain Terms • Magic Men • The Fly Room • Jamie Marks Is Dead • True Story • The Sisterhood of the Night • The Better Angels • Dovid Meyer • We Are What We Are • Doomsdays • Deep Powder • The Bourne Legacy • Franny • Bottled Up •  Frances Ha • Why Stop Now • Happy House • Happy & Bleeding • Brass Teapot • Keep the Lights On • In Our Nature • Marwencol • Harriets Traum • Our Idiot Brother • Rhymes With Banana • Another Kind • First Winter • The Last Keepers • Francine • Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding • Martha Marcy May Marlene • Higher Ground • Return • Rocksteady • Bitter Feast • Stake Land • Man on Wire • Whisper Me a Lullaby • Taking Woodstock • Meskada • Handsome Harry • American Gangster • Michael Clayton • Splinterheads • Against the Current • The Human Footprint • The Cake Eaters • Racing Daylight • The Night Listener • Stephanie Daley • War of the Worlds • Down to the Bone • Personal Velocity