Film BC: Hollywood North

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DaVinci International Film Festival in association with the Canadian Consulate of Los Angeles, welcomes a panel of entertainment industry professionals to discuss independent filmmaking in Hollywood North (British Columbia).  Join us to learn more, connect with executives, and get a foothold in Canadian film production.

  • Why shoot in Canada
  • Film or video production tax credits (CPTC)
  • Production, co-production, and equipment resources
  • Location, location, location


Canada remains a top international filming location, with Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal as the main production hubs rivalling the likes of New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Generous provincial filming incentives are a key element of Canada’s overall success, as are the country’s studio facilities and ability to double for US locations.

Vancouver offers easy access to California and has hosted high-profile movies like Deadpool, the hugely successful Fifty Shades of Grey and Fear the Walking Dead just to name a few. Other Canadian productions include Hairspray, Good Will Hunting, Interstellar, Brokeback Mountain, Shazam!, Catch Me If You Can, IT, The Shape of Water, Juno, Titanic, The Incredible Hulk, Chicago, and many others.  British Columbia is also becoming a visual effects hub. Sony Pictures Imageworks now has its HQ in Vancouver.  Vancouver-based BRON Studios has 32 Academy Award® nominations and 6 wins; 17 SAG Award nods and 5 wins, with huge titles including JOKER.

Toronto has world-class facilities including a branch of Pinewood Studios. The eastern province got a boost with Adam Sandler’s big-budget adventure Pixels and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak; Montreal has hosted two X-Men sequels.  JOIN US to learn more about Canadian film production!

Moderator: Gemma Martini
CEO Martini Studios
Chair, Motion Picture Association of BC

Marine Gee, BC Film Commissioner / Director of Production Services, Creative BC
Drew Locke, Line Producer
Aleks Paunovic, Executive Producer / Actor
Kraig Wenman, Executive Producer / Writer