Welcome Filmmakers!

Rochester Movie Makers presents The 72 Hour Mind 2 Movie Challenge

Thank you to all the teams who competed in this years challenge! Please join us Tuesday May 31st at the Little Theatre in main theatre #1 located at 240 East Avenue #100. Open to to the public, all are welcome. There will be a small reception in the event space adjacent to the theatre for all ticket holders. Finger food sponsored by Wegmans, artisan spirits sponsored by Black Button Distillery and craft beer sponsored by Swiftwater Brewing Company.

View all completed films, a video expose by the RMM Board, and a VERY EXCITING announcement about the future of RMM. You won’t want to miss this!

Doors at 6pm. Show at 7pm.

Online ticket sales are now closed.

Tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at will call the night of the show. 

Click here to find out more!

Some snaps from #mind2movie on Instagram:


Welcome to Rochester Movie Makers (RMM)

Register for our newsletter to get the latest news and network with other filmmakers in the Rochester area. Rochester Movie Makers general meetings and writers workshop meetings are open to the general public and you are welcome to attend.

Need Cast or Crew?

The best way to get volunteers is to know what you’re doing! What’s your project about? What positions are you looking to fill? When will you be shooting? Fill out the Project Announcement form and bring it to a meeting to help spread the word. Or email it to info AT rochestermoviemakers DOT org

Rochester Movie Makers general meetings

We meet on the FOURTH THURSDAY (Note: New Day!) of each month atRCTV, 21 Gorham Street, Rochester, NY 14605. Meetings begin at 6:00 pm(Note: New Time!).  Please arrive promptly, as the front desk person is only on duty till 7pm.

Click here for map and photos (PDF).

RMM Writers Workshop
We hold writers meetings alternate Wednesdays at Carlson Cowork, 60 Carlson Road, 14610. Visit our Facebook group or calendar for the latest info.

May Meeting – The American Side Screening – Thursday, May 26 at The Little


We can’t put together a panel or show better than the producers and stars of The American Side coming to The Little for a screening and Q&A. This is your chance to see what we in WNY are capable of and meet many the people who do it. Tickets are available online and will likely sell out.

There are three sides to every story… the truth, the lie, and the American Side. Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, a low-rent detective unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by enigmatic genius, Nikola Tesla.

Starring: Greg Stuhr, Alicja Bachleda, Camilla Belle, Matthew Broderick, Robert Forster, Janeane Garofalo, and Robert Vaughn. With Harris Yulin, Grant Shaud, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Norm Sham, Kelsey Siepser.

Thursday May 26 at 6:30 PM
The Little Theatre
240 East Ave, Rochester, New York 14604
Facebook Event

Buy Tickets at thelittle.org

Our May meeting IS the screening and Q&A of The American Side @ The Little 6:30pm Thursday. There will be no meeting at RCTV.

April Meeting Panel: Sound Department

Next in the production series of panel talks is the most commonly compromised department during production: Sound!

Come find out why that is and how to make the best out of any sound budget. Speaking on the industry and techniques are guests Sound Mixer and Editor Don Feigel, Boom Operator David Pheilshifter, and Production Sound Mixer Michael McFadden.

As usual, networking follows at Genesee Brew House immediately following the meeting.


The General meeting is Thursday, April 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at RCTV, 21 Gorham Street, Rochester. The Genesee Brew House is just a couple blocks down the road, at 25 Cataract Street.

Script-a-palooza 2016 winners

Rochester Movie Makers Script-A-Palooza

Congrats to the winners of the 2016 Script-a-palooza!

Thanks again to all the writers for sharing their scripts with us.


1st place
Shawn M. Essler
“The Super Cool Science Crew”

2nd place
Ken Rhodes
“Polly Sees Everything”

3rd place (tie)
Rhonda Parker “Gone But Not Forgotten”
Hank Shaw “Stand Back. I’ve Got a Dirty Bomb, and It’s Ready to Go Off!”

The RMM Script-a-palooza is held each spring. Find out more about the event by clicking here.