film & television in the nanaimo region


The first point of contact for filming is the Nanaimo Economic Development office which provides coordination of various stakeholders.

The City's Economic Development office works in partnership with INfilm Commission to facilitate film production in the Nanaimo Region. Services include: Database of cast & crew, suitable film locations, licensing and permitting.

To access the filming application, location worksheets and business licence requirements, please see the links below. Note that completed documents will be submitted to the Service & Resource Centre, Engineering Department at 411 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo, B.C. 

To apply for a filming permit and business licence, go to the City of Nanaimo Film Applications. If you have any questions about filming in Nanaimo, please contact:

Amrit Manhas 
Economic Development Officer
City of Nanaimo
411 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo BC V9R 5J6
T: 250-755-4465 | F: 250-755-4437 | C: 250-713-6949