Why should Knoxville, TN be the setting for your next film project? We are home to a deep and talented crew base, state and local film incentives, and diverse locations that have played on screen for big cities, small towns and everything in between.  Our tight-knit community consists of strong supporters of the arts and our city offers excellent accommodationsdining and entertainment. These are just some of the reasons why we are on Moviemaker Magazine’s list of “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” for the 4th time in 2024!

The Visit Knoxville Film Office wants to make sure your shoot goes smoothly. Trust us to provide the assistance you need with scouting, accommodations, permitting, and communication with city/county officials and business owners.

Contact the film office today to arrange a meeting. We look forward to showing you how great Knoxville looks through a lens.


Knoxville is home to a variety of landscapes. From beautiful lakes and rivers to the majestic Smoky Mountains, picturesque small town settings to a large city, rolling farmlands to marble quarries and lush forests, Knoxville has what you are looking for.

The link below contains a small sample of locations that Knoxville has to offer. Please contact the Film Office for location needs and scouting services. You can also submit your property for consideration as a shooting location.


"Knoxville and the Visit Knoxville Film Office are known for their versatility and experience – they make productions from all over the world feel welcome. And while few other locations can mimic the wide-eyed wonder of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville is very good at doubling for other locales. We were very impressed with majestic locations like Ijams Nature Center – particularly Meads Quarry and nearby Augusta Quarry. Knoxville is just a beautiful place, and an affordable one. A filmmaker could make a great life there by working on big productions while setting aside money to make their own."
Tim Molloy, Editor-in-Chief of Moviemaker Magazine

“We are hoping that “Last Day on Earth” will be the first of many. We had a wonderful experience working with Curt Willis (Director of the Visit Knoxville Film Office) and everyone in Knoxville and Knox County. The State of Tennessee (which provided tax rebate incentives for the project) really stepped up, as well.”
Brian Conley, CEO of Conley Entertainment