Alberta’s film industry is home to highly skilled film professionals of all crafts. We’re ready to help you connect to the talent and supports you’ll need to get your project made, on budget and on schedule.
Production safety and COVID-19
The Alberta Film Commission is committed to keeping production in the province safe. We make sure filmmakers have the ground support they need to keep their project safe and successful.
Funding and other incentives
See the Funding and incentives for film projects page.
Alberta’s film industry is built from the ground up and is rapidly growing. Whether you are shooting a major motion picture, TV series, or independent arthouse film, we can help you find everything you need to get things rolling from established, globally-recognized equipment rental companies.
Sustainable film production
Eco-friendly and sustainable options are available for services in the film industry, such as catering, electrical generation and waste management.
The Alberta Sustainable Production Guide can help your production find eco-friendly vendors and service providers as the industry transitions towards a more sustainable future.
Animals and wranglers
Alberta has always had a connection to our animal friends. We can connect you to trained animal actors and expert professional animal trainers with decades of experience working with everything from bison, bears and broncos, to pups and ponies.
Alberta’s film industry has everything you need to put all the pieces together and finish your production. The province’s well-established post-production community is home to award-winning post-production professionals that provide producers with world-class services such as:
- colour correction
- soundtrack and music composition
- visual effects
- automated dialogue replacement (ADR)
- and more
The Alberta Post Production Association can help you find a qualified post-production facility to help get your project finished.
Work permits for foreign workers
In most cases, Canadian employers in film and entertainment must get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in order to hire temporary foreign workers. The foreign worker you hire will also need a Citizenship and Immigration work permit to work in Alberta.
If you are looking to film in one of Alberta’s cities, provincial parks or national parks, see the location permits section on the Filming locations page.
Online resource directory
The online resources directory showcases Alberta’s screen-based industry workforce and support service companies to producers considering filming in our province.
Search crew listings Search support services
We encourage all industry professionals to register, including pre-production resources, production staff and technical crew, producers and production companies, equipment and stages, post-production facilities, and support services. Listings are free to create and the online application typically takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact our office at [email protected].
Alberta Film (the “Commission”) provides this information solely for your convenience. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up to date, the Commission does not certify the authenticity of information that originates from third parties. The Commission assumes no liability for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source nor shall the Commission be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance. The Commission will correct errors and omissions when they come to our attention and we welcome all parties to inform us of possible errors and omissions: [email protected].
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