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Film and Creative Industries


Filmed in Sudbury

SHORESY Returns for Season 2 on Crave, September 29

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Find the perfect spot

Sudbury’s countless filming locations can accommodate a variety of backdrops. From our urban downtowns to over 330 pristine lakes and 200 km of multi-use trails set against four distinct seasons, you’ll find the perfect place to shoot your next project. Our urban areas, breathtaking topography, and industrial mining sites have been featured in a number of past film and television productions.

How we can help

Film in Sudbury and you’ll have access to many incentives and funding programs that support film and television in our community. Explore our facilities, resources and services and we’ll help you find state-of-the-art facilities, skilled local professionals, and resources available in our area.

Film permits

Get started by applying for your film permit and review our guidelines to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Film permit application screen

Apply for a film permit

You must have a film permit to film on public property within the City of Greater Sudbury, unless you’re filming current affairs, newscasts, or personal recordings. Filming is regulated as per the by-law 2020-065.

You will also need to complete an application if your production requires road occupancy/closures, changes to traffic or the urban landscape, includes excessive noise, special effects, or impacts neighbouring residents or businesses.

Our permit process will take you through the required:

  • Expenses and fees
  • Insurance and safety measures
  • Road closures and interruptions

We’ll provide you with an estimate of costs before issuing your permit.

Arts and culture

We are the arts and culture capital of Northern Ontario, celebrated for creativity and our array of grants, programs and events. We are home to Cinéfest, Canada’s fourth largest film festival. This nine-day event now includes workshops and networking sessions where you can meet hundreds of Canadian industry professionals.