Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission Launches New Campaign

The Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission announces new advertising and social media initiative, We Love Film Too!

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The official launch of the new We Love Film Too! campaign. Photo by Arlene Bethune.

Film production in B.C. is at an all-time high, with more than $3 billion dollars of direct spending last year. Designed to get Greater Victoria a bigger piece of that production-money pie, We Love Film Too! promotes the region as a friendly location for film, TV, commercials and other shoots. It will also focus on boosting the number of properties in the commission’s online location database, and growing the local film crew base by supporting new education opportunities.

“The recent exciting news that Camosun College is developing training programs for film workers works right into our objective to increase the number of local crew,” says Kathleen Gilbert, film commissioner. “With 25 productions choosing to film in the Capital Region last year and this year looking to be just as busy, we are always struggling to assist producers with local hires. Increasing the number of available trained crew will help us in landing more productions.”

This article is from the August/September 2019 issue of Douglas.