Get Started in a Film Career!

Want to work in film & media but don’t know how to go about it?  At the Film Commission, we offer lots of opportunities for students, youth and community members who want to learn and work in the industry.


Become a Production Assistant

We recommend that those interested in becoming crew members begin with an entry level position as a PA. Please note that you must be 19+ to work on set and possess Motion Picture Industry Orientation course certification for DGC Union shows.

Click HERE for more info on becoming a PA and getting started as a crew member.

Click HERE for more information on upcoming course dates and workshops.


Sign with an Agency

We recommend that those interested in becoming an extra sign with an agency. There is no cost associated with signing up unless you wish to get professional portraits taken. You do not need to be signed with a Victoria agency in order to get work in Victoria.

We recommend:

Their talent has been involved with dozens of feature films, commercials and television series that have been filmed both locally and in Vancouver

The talent agency that helps the industry better represent the people found in our local and global communities. We help our casting clients and their partners find people that are right for the role. 

For more information on becoming a background actor:

 Make sure the agency you sign with is listed here

Keep Your Eye Out for Open Casting Calls on our social media pages

Register for free on the BCF Casting database

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The Film Commission regularly recruits volunteers throughout the year to assist with:

  • Location Scouting & Location Database Updates
  • Special events: galas, industry mixers, and workshops>
  • Administration
  • IT: website, network, office computers
  • Fundraising
  • Communication, marketing & member relations

We keep a general list of volunteers that we contact when we have specific projects and events we need help with. We also take on volunteers who would like to help out on a more regular basis. If you’re interested in volunteering, please email us. Please note, we do not do any film production in our office and as such do not have production volunteer opportunities.

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Check out this comprehensive guide on the Creative BC Website outlining how to get started in the industry.