Overview

Located within the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Culture and Status of Women, the Alberta Film Commission markets the province to screen-based productions around the world.

The Alberta Film Commission offers comprehensive production support services from information about unions and guilds to contacts for highly skilled and experienced crew including producers, directors, location managers, grips, costume designers and more.

The expert staff at Alberta Film will work with you to create a customized location package for your project detailing the specific locations that will meet your production needs.

Crews are highly skilled in working on North American, European and Bollywood productions including:

  • small and large budget feature films
  • series
  • pilots
  • documentaries
  • made-for-television movies
  • lifestyle programs
  • commercial production

Production safety

The Alberta Film Commission is committed to keeping production safe in this changing environment. We provide filmmakers with on the ground support to ensure their project is safe and successful.

Stage 3

As of July 1, Alberta has entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan. Businesses, including those in the screen-based production sector, can now resume the same operations and level of activity they had before the pandemic began.

The screen-based production sector’s specific guidance has been archived for your reference. The information and suggestions outlined in the guidance document are optional, and it is up to individual productions to determine what measures, if any, to implement.

Online resource directory

Industry professionals can register to access our online resource directory. The directory allows you to search for crew listings and support services.

Login to the online resource directory

Work permits

Employment and Social Development Canada/Service Canada provides information regarding work permits for temporary foreign workers. In most cases Canadian employers hiring foreign workers in film and entertainment must get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

The foreign worker also requires a Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) work permit to work in Canada (Alberta).

For more information contact Alberta Film

Crew information

For up-to-date crew rates and information, contact Alberta Film or the relevant union or guild listed below.

Union or guild Represented members Industry focus
ACTRA Alberta
  • Professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Alberta
  • TV
  • film
  • radio
  • digital media
Directors Guild of Canada – Alberta Chapter
  • key creative and logistical personnel
  • film and television
  • direction
  • design
  • production
  • editing
General Teamsters Local 362
  • animal handlers (wranglers)
  • drivers and caterers
  • TV movies
  • TV series
  • major films
IATSE 210 (Edmonton)
  • technicians
  • artisans
  • film
  • TV production
IASTE 212 (Calgary)
  • craftsperson
  • live theatre
  • trade shows
IATSE 669
  • camera crews
  • unit publicists
  • film production
  • TV production

Contact information

Alberta Film Commissioner

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