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New Dawn 2023 Call for Entries

New Dawn is an international film production fund aimed to support a larger diversity of voices and perspectives. A combined effort by 10 European and Canadian public film funds, New Dawn was launched in May 2022 at the Cannes Festival. The first selection was...

British Columbia is home to some of the world’s most distinctive, diverse and spectacular scenery. Known the world over to serve every creative demand—from soaring connifers, vast tundra, majestic mountains, and lush rainforests to sparkling cityscapes on the ocean, B.C. is an exceptionally breathtaking backdrop for any story.

Beyond Creative BC in Greater Vancouver, there are eight provincially-funded regional film commissions that collaborate to promote, serve and assist their economic regions through local knowledge, industry expertise and ground support to regional productions.

With stunning locations, unique local expertise and a broad network of relationships, the regional film commissions are integral to motion picture in our province.

Discover B.C.’s Regions

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Rich in heritage and featuring a strong western-ranching flavour, the Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast boasts the diverse landscapes of three distinct worlds from deserts and sandstone canyons, evergreen timberlands, deciduous woodlands and forests to ocean fjords, alpine mountains, and glaciers. Almost entirely rural, the area is also rich in historical sights, Indigenous communities, and frontier heritage locations.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism
Amy Thacker
204 – 350 Barnard St, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4T9
Tel: 250 392 2226 | Toll Free: 1 800 663 5885 | Fax: 250 392 2838

Columbia Shuswap

If your script requires “snowy small town North America surrounded by alpine mountains”, its here. Also known for its huge lakes with miles of shoreline, breathtaking scenery, full services and industry-friendly communities…this area is a filmmakers dream.

Columbia Shuswap Film Commission
Morgen Matheson, Film Commissioner
555 Harbour Dr NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P1
Tel: 250 833 5969 | Toll Free: 1 888 248 2773


The Kootenays have a world of looks for filmmakers – from charming turn of-the-century heritage towns to mansions, mountain lodges and rustic cabins; the vibrant and offbeat creative communities are filled with creators and makers and surrounded by breathtaking, world-renowned vistas.

The unparalleled scenery includes rugged mountain glaciers, snowy peaks, and alpine meadows, with deep valleys bottoming into sparkling lakes connected by pristine rivers and tumbling waterfalls; the deep forests and natural hot springs co-exist with farm and ranch lands, wetlands, and orchards.

Kootenay Regional Film Commission
John Wittmayer, Kootenay Regional Film Commissioner
719 Vernon Street Suite 103 Nelson, BC V1L 4G3
Mobile: 778 908 6012

Northern British Columbia

From glaciers and mountain-fed lakes to farm communities and small industrial towns, B.C.’s north is the hinterland with a heart. The region represents over 65 percent of B.C. spectacular and varied landscape.

The region is home to four distinct seasons, extensive and diverse forests, rugged mountains, farm land and spectacular coastal fjords.

Northern BC Tourism
Clint Fraser, Tourism/Film
1274 5th Ave, Prince George, BC, V2L 3L2
Tel: 250 561 0432 ext 2 | Fax: 250 561 0450