Filming in Brantford

More and 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-makers alike.

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 3 Productions

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

Brantford Film Brochure

Public notifications

If you are resident of Brantford, you can find a list of film notifications for active and recent productions on the City's website.

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 the current stay-at-home order, 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 email us for more information regarding filming in Brantford.

The Amazon/Sony television series The Boys had the opportunity to film in Branford, Ontario this spring 2021. Filming in Brantford and dealing with the City of Brantford film and television office was a fantastic experience. The thorough nature of organizing and having made available the logistics and resources by the staff for filming was made incredibly fluid and easy to deal with. Looking forward to finding new and exciting locations to film in Branford, Ontario!

Drazen Baric, Location Manager, The Boys (Season 3)

Winter Look Book

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

cover of the Brantford Film Winter Look Book

Filming Resources


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. Email or call our team today.

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


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