Film, Television and Digital Media

British Columbia, Canada is a hub for film, television, and digital media development. British Columbia attracts the majority of all foreign media productions in Canada and local studios collaborate with or serve as the local office of digital media companies from around the world.


Products range from animation and visual effects, through social media, interactive marketing and e-learning and e-health products. British Columbia is a frequent stand-in for U.S. locales in film and television shoots, in both independent productions as well as high-profile releases.

Products and services include:

  • casting
  • set construction
  • filming locations
  • post-production
  • visual effects
  • film and television distribution
  • mobile technologies
  • security software and services
  • mobile gaming
  • remote communications
  • application development
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • hosted solutions
  • e-commerce
  • wireless products.


British Columbia enjoys a spectacular location on the west coast of North America, with easy access to mountain, ocean, forest and city scenes. We are within hours of creative hubs in Washington State and California, and we attract talent from around the world.

  • British Columbia is in the same time zone as Los Angeles and other production centres along the U.S. West Coast, facilitating efficient and convenient working relationships.
  • Production teams can support the largest movie productions, from set construction and casting through to post-production and visual effects.
  • Vancouver has a million square feet of studio space within minutes of downtown and Vancouver International Airport, Canada’s second-busiest passenger hub.
  • World-recognized recreational amenities and a laid-back social milieu have attracted a youthful and highly skilled workforce.


  • British Columbia hosts more than 120 game development studios employing over 5,500 professionals.
  • The digital media and wireless sectors generate annual revenues of $3 billion.
  • Digital media companies here develop products used in health care, education, and other fields.
  • We have been the staging ground for both blockbuster films (2012, Catwoman, Gunless and Rambo) and independent productions.

Success Stories

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