Thank you to the businesses and organizations that actively support the Film Commission!
Investing in the Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission is an economic driver to the communities we live in, creating jobs, business innovation and training opportunities. Connect Your Business With a Booming Industry!
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As a non-profit film commission, we play an indispensable role in the economic development of the Greater Victoria region.
Our sponsors help in developing film production in the region, and form a growing network of industry services .
This investment in creative sector economic development creates jobs, business innovation and training opportunities.
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Canada, due to its international reputation as a hospitable filming location, plus significant tax incentives for industry stakeholders, has the nickname “Hollywood North” and contributes more than $7 billion annually to the Canadian economy.
Production volume for B.C.’s film and TV sector reached $3.3 billion in the 2020-21 fiscal year – up 13 per cent from the previous year’s $2.9 billion, according to the Canadian Media Producers Association’s (CMPA) Profile 2021 report
Following the extraordinary success of 2020, when the Film Commission brought over $55-million in direct spending to the Capital Regional District (CRD)
Benefit from direct spending on local products and services, economic development in the Capital Regional District.
To put things into perspective, a TV movie in Victoria with a budget of $2.4 million will spend around $45 thousand on hotels, $898 thousand on below-the-line labour (crew), and $445 thousand on local services such as production supplies, equipment, and transportation. A larger scale film with a production budget of $22 million will spend approximately $88 thousand in location fees, $188 thousand in set construction materials, and $27 thousand in office supplies.
- After joining the VISFMC, Unity Office Equipment reported a 30% increase in business due to film productions.
- Disney’s The Descendants booked 560 rooms.
- Godzilla booked almost every room at two Langford hotels while filming.
- Gourmet Detective and the Last Resort (TV movies) booked over 3,000 room nights.<
- The VISFMC filled more than 32,500 beds in 2015.