About Us

OUR MISSION: Fostering the growth of our regional film industry and audience.

What is FilmDayton?

FilmDayton is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to building the Dayton region’s film community. We bring together local filmmakers, students and fans at monthly “Film Connections” meetings. We promote and support film events in the Miami Valley. We are building an infrastructure to encourage new filmmaking in the Dayton area. FilmDayton originated from the DaytonCREATE effort to foster the growth of the “creative class” and strengthen the local economy.

It all Began with DaytonCREATE

In January of 2007, the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) assembled a Creative Class taskforce, consisting of many area organizations, to bring Dr. Richard Florida and the Creative Class Group’s “Creative Communities Leadership Project” to the Greater Dayton area. This regional community-empowerment project was a year-long effort by 32 “Catalysts” in five teams to revitalize the region’s economic competitiveness using Dr. Florida’s theories, existing strengths, and open source planning with the community.