Shooting in Brantford offers many advantages for productions large and small. The list below identifies they key benefits for film makers.

Brantford's downtown played the perfect creative role as a fictional urban setting for our stunt-heavy scenes. Working with the knowledgeable, film-friendly Economic Development office, and the one-stop logistics partners from Public Works and the Transportation Department, as well as the very helpful Brantford Police Service was a delight, and made for a smooth prep that led to a successful shoot.

Judy Chui, Location Manager, Toronto

Fresh, untapped locations

Our distinctive geography, historical neighbourhoods, and modern development offer an impressive array of options for any production. You can find unique settings that are virtually untapped to give you the fresh look you need or recreate the look of many North American cities in ways never captured before.

More value for your production dollar

You can do much more for less in Brantford. Make Brantford into New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, or other major North American cities without the overhead cost of shooting there. Most permits have no cost. Location fees are rare and accommodations and food costs are much lower than in other major surrounding cities. Productions may also qualify for a 10% regional bonus tax credit.

Municipal support

The City of Brantford welcomes film production. City departments recognize the importance and benefits of local film production. Economic Development works closely with City departments to provide great service, faster responses, and creative solutions to meet your production needs.

Simplified approvals

We like to keep the process for permits and permissions simple. We tell you upfront what is needed and what is expected. This makes it easier for you to plan the production and provide the necessary information to us so you can begin filming sooner.

Supportive community

Our community loves film and television. Brantford residents, businesses, and bureaucrats embrace film productions and are excited to support them.

Convenient access

It takes less time to drive to Brantford from Toronto than it takes to watch a feature film, making it easy for talent and equipment to get here. We are only 36 km (22 miles) from Hamilton and less than 100 km (60 miles) from downtown Toronto.

Additional supports

Depending upon the production, we may be able to provide additional supports and resources to help you get your production done faster for less.