Welcome Filmmakers!

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.

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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.

Rochester Movie Makers presents The 72 Hour Mind 2 Movie Challenge

Register now for the 2016 72 Hour Mind 2 Movie Challenge!

This year’s 72 Hour Mind 2 Movie Challenge is May 19-22, 2016. We’re pushing the competition back a few months so we won’t be battling winter weather.

Find out more and register your team today!

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.

RMM General Meeting Minutes – February, 2016

Start Time: 6:07 pm
End Time: 8:04 pm
Location: RCTV 21 Gorham St., Rochester, NY

Organization Announcements:

  • The 2016 calendar will be posted soon.
  • Scriptapalooza will be on March 26, 2016 (location TBA). Submission scripts should be around ten pages.
  • Mind2Movie will be May 19-22, 2016 (location TBA).
  • M2M screenings will be scheduled mid-June.
  • Schmoovies is tentatively scheduled for October 13, 2016.
  • RMM is currently looking for volunteers for upcoming projects and events, in preparation for 2016.
  • Educational Content Assistants
  • Marketing Assistants
  • Event Assistants
  • Additional Assistants

Topic Presentation:

Members of the Executive Board conducted the Round Table Discussion. The topic: Production, Phase I (Part 2). The table discussed Production Workflow and Set Etiquette.

The panel included Camera Operator/DIT Clay O’Dell, Production Manager/AD Jason Torres and Script Supervisor Sandra Hughey.

The discussion was video recorded and will be archived on the RMM Web site.

Member Announcement:

Check out the local documentary BOWIE GOES TO JAIL, recounting the 1976 arrest of late musician David Bowie in Rochester, NY.

February 25 General Meeting Minutes (PDF)