As Canada’s fourth-largest production jurisdiction, Calgary has award-winning talent and crews, globally competitive incentives, infrastructure and world-renowned locations. It’s no wonder Calgary is a location of choice for local, national and international filmmakers who are inspired to bring their stories to the world – and the podium.
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Film and Television Tax Credit
The Film and Television Tax Credit (FTTC) offers a refundable Alberta tax credit certificate on eligible Alberta goods, services and labour costs to corporations that produce films, television series and other eligible screen-based productions in the province. Non-Alberta Applicants may apply for a 22% tax credit rate.
Alberta Media Fund
The Alberta Media Fund (AMF) supports the growth and sustainability of Alberta’s cultural industries through a variety of grants. Local filmmakers and organizations involved in the creation and development of screen-based productions can apply to the Alberta Media Fund for support under $500K.
Canadian Film/Video Tax Credit
The Canadian Film/Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) provides eligible productions (out-of-province talent and crews who are Canadian citizens) with a fully refundable tax credit, available at a rate of 25% of the qualified labour expenditure.
We deliver production services and support for local, national and international screen industries. We have digital image packages and on-the-ground scouting services, a library of diverse locations and production resources, and a team dedicated to providing the connections and regional advice required to film in southern Alberta. In addition, we provide a one-window access for all City of Calgary location permits and approvals.Connect with the Calgary Film Commission
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The following is a list of Calgary region based companies that cater to the Film & TV industry.
These companies are available to filmmakers and producers looking to work in the Calgary region.
Aloft Calgary University
Alt Hotel Calgary East Village
Calgary Marriott Hotel
Corporate Suites Calgary
Courtyard by Marriott Calgary South
Deerfoot Inn & Casino
Delta Calgary Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown
Homewood Suites Downtown Calgary
Hotel Le Germain Calgary
Hyatt Place Calgary Airport
Hyatt Regency Calgary
Holiday Inn & Suites South Conference Centre
International Hotel of Calgary
Kensington Riverside Inn
Premier Suites - Western Ltd.
River Valley Luxury Havens
Regency Suites Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary South
Sheraton by Four Points Calgary West
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
Staybridge Suites Calgary Airport
The Fairmont Palliser
Alberta Film Commission
Alberta Film Incentives
Film Development Office, Alberta Film Funding
Animations & VFX
New Machine Studios
Solid Green Design
Quickdraw Animation Society
Archives & Research
Associations, Unions, Guilds
Alberta Post Production Association
Calgary Musicians Association
CSIF - Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
Director’s Guild of Canada – Alberta
ELEVATE™ Graphic Design Inc.
IATSE Local 212
IATSE Local 669
Quickdraw Animation Society
Teamsters Local 362
WIFT-A - Women in Film & Television - Alberta
Audio Production & Post-Production
Freeman Audio Visual Canada
Camera Rentals, Sales & Services
Costumes & Supplies
Educational Programs - Film
Equipment - LX & Grip
Health and Safety
Feature Health & Safety
Dejong's Insurance Services Ltd.
Front Row Insurance
Marsh Canada Limited
Mobile Film Catering
Photography & Aerial Photography
Alpine Helicopters Inc.
Caswell Aviation Ltd
Clear Blue Photo
Prairie Rotors Inc.
Rockies Heli Canada
Post-Production & Filming
Production Companies - Film & TV
Angle Media Group
C-1 Film Productions Corp.
Calgary Video Production
Chaos A Film Company
Feature Productions (Lethbridge)
Focus On Why Media
Fresh Cut Studios
HDTV Productions Inc.
587.215.5511 or 403.860.4184
Joe Media Group
Kelly Brothers Production
Leader Production Inc.
Media One Communications
MinMeg Productions Inc.
Rob Ing Productions
Big Rock Water Hauling Service Ltd.
Blue Sky Tours & Executive Transportation
Budget Car Rental
1.800.268.8900 / 403.226.1550
CMP - Classic Rentals & Leasing
Film YYC Rentals
Hyatt Rentals and Leasing
National Car and Truck Rentals
403.990.8950 / 1.877.242.4067
Pit Stop Portables
Travis Burke - Freelance Videographer
Racialized Communities Production Support
Special Effects Supplies
Bleeding Art Industries Inc.
Vision 2000 Travel Alberta
Calgary-based film productions
Prey (20th Century Studios)
Let Him Go (Focus Features/Universal Pictures)
Ghostbusters Afterlife (Sony Pictures)
The Revenant ( 20th Century Fox)
The Bourne Legacy (Universal Pictures)
Interstellar (Paramount Pictures)
Calgary-based TV productions
The Last of Us (HBO)
Under the Banner of Heaven (FX)
High School (Season 1) (Spectrum Originals)
Heartland (Seasons 1-15) (CBC)
Guilty Party (Season 1) (Paramount+)
Tribal (Season 1 & 2) (APTN)
Fargo (Season 1, 2 & 3) (FX)
Careers in film & TV
Looking for employment opportunities in the film and television industry?
Here are some places to start:
ACTRA — 403-228-3123 / actraalberta.com
Directors Guild of Canada — 403-217-8672 / dgc.ca/en/alberta
IATSE 212 — 403-250-2199 / iatse212.com
ICG Local 669 — 1-800-531-3855 (Toll Free) / cg669.com
Teamsters — 403-259-4608 / teamsters362.com