Filming in Brantford

More television and film productions are choosing to shoot in Brantford. We welcome production companies and film-makers to leverage our unique natural features, historical buildings, beautiful neighbourhoods, and public facilities for the development of television and film projects. We are located just 100 km (60 miles) from downtown Toronto with easy access to an expansive talent pool across the region. Our lower costs of doing business coupled with our flexibility to support productions continue to attract large and small film projects.

Filming in Brantford was a great experience for the production.  The City’s collaborative and straightforward approach made the process quick and easy.  Economic Development and Tourism staff helped coordinate services and approvals, make contacts, and secure unique locations.  I recommend filming in Brantford and welcome the opportunity to work there again.

Anne Richardson, Location Manager, Gilead Productions

In 2022 and in 2023, Brantford's film office was nominated for the "Outstanding Film Commission" award by the Location Managers Guild International

LMGI logo and description of the "Outstanding Film Commission" nomination for the City of Brantford

If you are looking for employment opportunities within the film industry, including background performance roles (sometimes called "extras"), learn about Connecting to the Film and Performing Arts Industry.

Filming resources

Our Film Brochure tells a visual story of why filming in Brantford makes sense.

Brantford Film Brochure

Filming notifications for residents

If you are resident of Brantford, you can find a list of film notifications for active and recent productions on the City's website. You can also read about general local impacts of filming for residents and businesses.

Start the filming process

Brantford is an amazing city in which to film. When filming there, we received incredible support from City departments – Economic Development, Public Works, Police, Transit, Parking – as well as community stakeholders. The general process is simple and straight forward. I love filming in Brantford!

Jonathan Matthews, Location Manager, DGC, LMGI, Awake Productions

To explore locations or to get ready to film in Brantford, contact us first. In addition, details about our filming steps and forms will help you understand the process and what resources can support you.

Film in a COVID-19 world

While filming is permitted to occur in Ontario in all stages of the Province’s colour-tiered framework, including stay-at-home orders, there are stringent protocols in place that have been developed by public health officials for production crews and actors to be allowed to film safely . Learn about some of the protocols in place to keep visiting productions and our community safe.

 Film industry safety protocols

The Ontario film industry has implemented very strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The guidelines have been incredibly effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19 among film production cast and crew.

Film and TV productions also operate as workplaces. The capacity limits specified in the regulations for organized public events and social gatherings under Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework do not apply to filming. Commercial film and television production is permitted, including all supporting activities such as hair, makeup and wardrobe within specified restrictions (scroll to “Media industries”).

Productions are taking extraordinary steps to secure the safety of their cast and crew. Every member of a commercial production undergoes daily screenings before entering the worksite as well as private-lab COVID-19 testing at least once per week, with some tested 3-5 times per week. Medical professionals and special coordinators are on-site to enforce health and safety protocols, coordinate testing, perform sanitizing and cleaning, and conduct contact tracing when needed. Cast and crew are restricted to “zones” or “pods” to ensure proper distancing and to limit contact to the same group of people.

 Provincial and industry-related information

Please contact us for more information regarding filming in Brantford.

Winter Look Book

Brantford looks good any season, even winter! Check out our Winter Look Book.

cover of the Brantford Film Winter Look Book

Meeting your needs

Our staff work with you to find the right locations, connect with the right people, and get things right the first time. We know our community and know how to help you get the most out of it. Our community embraces the film industry and is excited to support small projects and major productions.

Tap into the hidden hospitality, talent, and treasures that make Brantford an ideal setting for your production. Contact us today.

We are developing a list of film-friendly locations around the City.  One of the most popular is the Brantford Municipal Airport. Please contact us to help find the right locations for your production.

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Please note that accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. For more information please visit our accessibility page or contact us.