The City of Greater Sudbury has developed NEW filming policies to accommodate a growing local film industry. Please review the Guidelines prior to submitting permit requests using the templates provided. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-674-4455 ext 4429
Make Sudbury your premier filming destination
Here are the top 10 reasons you should shoot in Sudbury
1 Access to special financial incentives
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
supports film and television development and production in Greater Sudbury through its Emerging Technology Fund. Over $54.8 million has been provided to 80 projects across Northern Ontario since 2004.
Production companies shooting in Sudbury can benefit from generous provincial and federal tax credits, including the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit
and the Canada Production Services Tax Credit
Plus, shooting in Sudbury is affordable with no City filming permit fees and reasonably priced accommodations, restaurants and catering services.
2 State-of-the-art facilities
Sudbury has the necessary infrastructure for high-quality film, television and video productions, a dedicated film production space, equipment rental supply services, post-production services from Technicolor®
, as well as equipment and production trucks from Starline.
The Northern Ontario Film Studios
features a 20,000 square foot main stage floor and has everything to service your production needs. You can base your whole production here.Hideaway Pictures
, Carte Blanche Films
and Copperworks Consulting
are film and television production companies dedicated to the development of the film industry in Northern Ontario. They have a dedicated track record of offering excellent services to producers from outside the area.
3 Availability of support services
The City of Greater Sudbury and Music and Film in Motion
can assist in every aspect of production. We offer free services to help filmmakers make the most out of their budget and have a great experience in the region.
From location scouting to professional contacts to logistics
, we will bend over backwards to help you set up camp.
Filmmakers shooting in Sudbury can also join the Northern Film Network for the opportunity to showcase and market their productions and connect with local talent.
4 Passionate crews
Keep production costs low by working with local professionals rather than paying the expenses of an out-of-town crew. From set designers, to sound and light technicians, to hair and makeup artists, you’ll find highly skilled individuals wanting to contribute to your project. Music and Film in Motion has a resource guide available with their contact information.
Partnerships with post-secondary institutions
are proof of our ongoing commitment to fostering local talent.
5 Unparalleled scenery
Sudbury has a variety of cultural, residential and industrial locales ideal for film and television production. Its geographically and architecturally diverse locations are great for modern day or period pieces. The city can double as any number of metropolitan areas.
The majestic beauty of Northern Ontario’s landscape includes natural surroundings that can double for a variety of backdrops. Our excellent four-season climate offers colour palettes to suit any film setting: snow-covered lakes in the winter, budding greenery in the spring, sunny beaches in the summer and golden foliage in the fall. And by the way, we have infrastructure in place to make filming in inclement weather a breeze.
See for yourself. Take a look at our city
with this locations library maintained
by the Ontario Media Development Corporation
Plus, our local scouting professionals have established contacts and can help you sort through the sites and find your ideal filming locations.
6 Famous Northern hospitality
Local businesses and residents are thrilled to welcome you to our city. While you’re here, go ahead and enjoy our amenities
, including fabulous full-service hotels, amazing restaurants and all sorts of exciting activities.
City staff and Music and Film in Motion can assist in finding accommodations
to suit any budget.
7 Easily accessible
Sudbury is really close to the action. We’re in close proximity to the major film centre of Toronto. It’s only a 1-hour flight
away and is serviced by affordable, commercial airlines. Or you can drive here
on the new four-lane highway, which is a smooth commute in less than 4 hours.
8 Film-friendly policies
Our love of cinema and television is apparent. That’s why Sudbury is a proactive and film-friendly region. Come here and you’ll find a variety of filming locations to choose from, along with accommodating municipal policies and no charge for film permits. A dedicated film liaison officer
at the city will walk you through every step on the way to producing your project.
Download our film policy manual
to get all the details on municipal procedures for filming in Sudbury.
9 Join the ranks
Be a part of the success of our city’s growing film industry. Take a look at this list of successful films and series shot in Sudbury:
10 Local casting opportunities
Finally, what is the most important reason you should shoot in Sudbury? We’re simply magnificent people! Local actors, artists, musicians and other professionals are all vying for the chance to be a part your project’s success.
Get in touch with us today. We’ll connect you with the right people and help you turn your production dream into a reality.
We’re easy to deal with, just give us a call, drop us an email and we’ll be there for you. Emily Trottier
Business Development Officer
Greater Sudbury Development CorporationTelephone:
705-674-4455 ext: 4429 Email: Emily.Trottier@greatersudbury.caToll free:
Greater Sudbury Development Corporation
City of Greater Sudbury
P.O. Box 5000, Station A
200 Brady Street
Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3