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The film friendly town of New Milford, Connecticut is perfect for your production, both in front of and behind the camera.  You'll be certain to have an easy time throughout all phases of your production and by utilizing local resources, it'll be that much easier to come in at or even under budget!

Filmed on location in New Milford
New Milford Film Commission announces the 2024
High School Film Shorts Competition

Start filming today! Submissions accepted at any time.

Deadline for submission is 11/1/24.

Cash prizes will be awarded at a ceremony in January 2025.

Submit up to 2 films per person - group projects encouraged.

For information and contest rules, download the pdf at right.

In Theaters Now:
"Founder's Day" (2024)
directed by Erik Bloomquist

A small town is shaken by a series of ominous killings in the days leading up to a heated mayoral election. "Founder's Day" was filmed in various locations downtown, Town Hall, Lover's Leap, Pettibone Community Center, and several private residences in New Milford

Coming Soon:
Rentable Sets

The New Milford Film Commission is currently working with the Town of New Milford to create a central location with a number of rentable sets for filmmakers. Plans include fully furnished sets for: classrooms, medical locations such as hospital/er/doctor offices, and police department interiors. Watch for more information and photos of available sets!

Behind the Scenes:
"My Soul To Take" (2010)
directed by Wes Craven

Filmed partially in New Milford, and entirely in our area of Connecticut, check out some rarely seen behind-the-scenes footage, courtesy of

Behind the Scenes:
"Candlewood" (2024)

Filmed entirely in in New Milford in October 2022, this indie-horror film took advantage of the town's outdoor beauty as well as several interior locations.

Shooting locations included:

  • Lynn Demming park (beach and lake scenes)

  • Lover's Leap State Park (forest and river scenes)

  • The Elliot Pratt Center (forest scenes)

  • Northville Market (grocery store scene)

  • Several Private Residences

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