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Filming in Gainesville, Alachua County

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A perfect blend of unique settings, cobblestone streets and historic neighborhoods, crystal blue fresh water springs with underwater cavern systems, scenic country roads, open spaces and prairies, beautiful parks featuring with live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and a thriving modern tech and innovation district surrounded by a top-ranked public university and outstanding medical complex, Alachua County has hundreds of options for project development of all sizes and creates the perfect setting for film, television and media projects.

Centrally located in the state of Florida, with 7 exits off I-75, and providing a conveniently located regional airport, Gainesville and Alachua County is easy to get to, easy to get around, and within close proximity to a large inventory of lodging properties, dining options, and everything needed for the ease and success of a project. The moderate climate features average year-round outdoor temperatures between 55 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit.

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The experienced team at Visit Gainesville, Alachua County team can assist in locating the perfect backdrop for your project, whether that requires a quiet room to conduct an interview, a beautiful country road, a one-of-a-kind historic building or a modern setting for contemporary and commercial shoots.

Services Provided

Visit Gainesville, Alachua County serves as the local film liaison and is the central source for film production information in Alachua County, providing local guidance, suggestions and support with the following:

  • Location Assistance
  • Permitting  
  • Logistics
  • Sourcing Group Rates with Lodging Partners
  • Resources for Equipment, Industry Professionals and Venders
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Find the Perfect Location

We are happy to arrange a Familiarization Tour for vetted location scouts and producers to assist in exploring the area for your project.

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Previous Projects

Hundreds of motion pictures, documentaries, television shows and commercials have been filmed and produced in Alachua County.

Examples of recent projects include commercials shot for the Olympics at a local pool and track, interview locations for 48 hours, CBS News and the History Channel, numerous movies and videos including All Underdogs Go to Heaven (2021); Unsupersize Me in Cuba: Shaping A Dream (2020); Que Late Official (2019 Video); 24/7 College Football (2019).

Five major motion pictures have filmed in Alachua County. Click here to see the complete list of over 190 films that have been made in Alachua County.

1. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

2. Jeepers Creepers (2001)

3. Parenthood (1989)

4. Doc Hollywood (1991)

5. Just Cause (1995)

Incentives

The State of Florida has a Sales Tax Exemption Program.

For More Information please contact Visit Gainesville, Alachua County at info@visitgainesville.com.