Film Production

The Town of The Blue Mountains welcomes and encourages film productions of all sizes to the community. The Blue Mountains community boasts numerous exceptional filming locations that have served as the backdrop for many acclaimed film and television projects.

Productions Filmed in The Blue Mountains

Film Permits

Permits are required for filming on public property including parks, beaches, roads, downtown areas and recreation facilities in The Blue Mountains. Types of production include but are not limited to feature films, short films, commercials, television shows/series, music videos, professional and/or commercial media streamed online. The permit process helps coordinate activities such as street closures, traffic support, staging areas, etc.

Permits are not required for filming on private property, but the Town encourages all productions to contact the Town to help keep appropriate parties informed about your project and that no conflicts arise with upcoming festivals, events, or roadwork.

Please contact the Town’s Economic Development Team for more information.

Film Locations

Film locations throughout the Town of The Blue Mountains are registered with the Ontario Creates Location Library through the Ontario Film Commission

If you are a property owner interested in promoting your property as a potential film location in The Blue Mountains, please add your listing to the Ontario Film Commission Locations Library. For assistance, please contact the Town’s Economic Development Team.

Film Incentives

The Ontario Film Commission provides resources to production companies, including assistance in location selection, tax incentives, and grants to support domestic film production and post-production in the local film industry.

  • Ontario Film & Television Tax Credit (OFTTC) is a domestic tax credit of 35% on qualifying Ontario labour expenditures. If the producer shoots 85% of their location days outside of the GTA Zone (Regions of Durham, York, Peel and Halton and the City of Toronto) then the rate jumps to 45% on labour. This is called the Regional Bonus and is meant to drive production to areas of Ontario outside the GTA.
  • Ontario Production Services Tax Credit (OPSTC) is a 21.5% tax credit on qualifying expenditures available to both domestic and international producers. The OPSTC captures more than just labour but also equipment rentals, some locations costs, studio rentals and others. This is the most popular tax credit in use by producers.
  • Ontario Computer Animation & Special Effects Tax Credit (OCASE) is an 18% tax credit on computer-generated animation and special effects as well as some on-set special effects (such as green screen work).

Blue Mountain Film Festival

BMFF invites film lovers and filmmakers to connect, be inspired, and escape into the mountains to enjoy the very best in International and Canadian cinema. Held annually in June, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists will gather in Blue Mountain Village to discover the best in world cinema in the majestic setting of The Blue Mountain. The 4-day festival includes a curation of over 20 International and Canadian films, an industry creative forum, parties, special guest appearances, and unique Mountain & Village experiences.

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