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Who We Are 

The Burnaby Film Office is a one-stop-shop for managing all your filming needs, the rights of citizens and public safety. If you require information regarding filming in the City of Burnaby, please see our contact information at the bottom of this page.

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What We Do

The Burnaby Film Office helps production companies access City services and obtain proper permits and authorizations to film in the City of Burnaby. Productions including commercials, television series as well as student, independent and feature films. If you are a production company interested in filming in Burnaby, please read about our Guidelines and Policies.

The City of Burnaby has hosted many Hollywood’s stars, directors and producers for some of your favourite TV series including The Flash, Bates Motel, Clubhouse, Once Upon a Time, No Tomorrow, Wayward Pines, Smallville, Supernatural, Arrow, Stargate SG1 and X-Files. The City of Burnaby, its residents and businesses have also been involved in feature film making with the likes of Twilight Series, Rise of the Apes, Mission Impossible, 2012, Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Sixth Day, Why We're Killing Gunther, Fifty Shades of Grey and Power Rangers.

Update 2013

The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation encourages economic growth and job creation in British Columbia’s film and television production industry through its support of Creative BC.

The provincial government announced that effective April 1, 2013 the programs and services of the B.C. Film Commission and B.C. Film + Media would be combined under one agency; Creative BC. This is an independent agency that is responsible for promoting the development of creative industries in British Columbia and providing a single point of access for industry programming, production support services, tax credit administration, international marketing and policy development.

In 2012, BC produced 294 film and television projects bringing $1.2 billion dollars into the provincial economy with feature films, TV series and movies as well as commercials. As a result, BC is now one of the largest production centres in North America.

2016 - The Vancouver lower mainland  has seen substantial growth in the film industry to include new studios, digital editing houses and full capacity in student programs producing future film makers.

Many forms of philanthropy from film production is making a difference to many charity and community groups.

In Burnaby we have approximately 60% of the studio space available in the lower mainland. As a result this employs many Burnaby residents and provides growth to local businesses. Everyone in Burnaby can benefit from this growing business.  

Contact Information

Burnaby Film Office
Email: filming@burnaby.ca
Phone: 604-294-7314
Fax: 604-205-3001

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