Lights, Camera, ACTION! FilmDayton is putting the spotlight on the growing Dayton film community. With an award-winning motion pictures program at Wright State University, Emmy- and Academy-Award winning filmmakers who live and work in the region, and varied locations that span from urban to suburban to rural in a short drive, Dayton is the right fit for the film industry!

FilmDayton was launched as part of the DaytonCREATE initiative in 2008 that challenged volunteers to build on the unique assets of our community to make our region more vibrant, livable, and fun. Since the kick-off with the first FilmDayton Festival in 2009, FilmDayton has offered year-round programming including professional development workshops, educational camps for students of all ages, networking opportunities, and fun special events that put a focus on film. In 2012, FilmDayton welcomed pros, students, and aspiring filmmakers to work together to produce an original Web series, FREAK CLUB.

Most known for the annual FilmDayton Festival that brings over 1,300 people downtown for a full weekend celebration of film with screenings, workshops and parties, FilmDayton also works behind the scenes to grow and support the film making community. Connecting national film producers with the local cast, crew, locations, and resources needed for production, FilmDayton actively works to bring more movies and television productions to town. For all FilmDayton’s work in arts, education and outreach in support of film and the Miami Valley, this Dayton Original is ready for their close-up!