Creating in Calgary
Exponential demand for creative content across evolving streaming platforms have launched massive growth in the delivery and consumption of digital entertainment. It has also ignited business opportunities and economic value for creative industries, creators, storytellers and innovators.
Calgary has the competitive advantage for a thriving creative industry ecosystem that includes film and television, digital media, interactive technologies, gaming, e-sports, and animation/VFX sectors.
Film & TV
The Calgary Film Commission is a full-service agency to the film and television production industry. For consultation or to learn more about strategic support, financial incentives, scouts, locations, vendors and services.Learn More
Producing in Calgary? Film permit(s) are required to film any theatrical motion picture, television program, television commercial, music video or still photography on streets or property under the jurisdiction of the Corporation of The City of Calgary.Learn More
Digital Media & Entertainment
Calgary Economic Development’s Creative Industries support the digital media & entertainment and technology sectors. Learn more about industry research and strategy, incentives, supports and services.Learn More
Prosperity through the creative economy
The creative economy contributes to the prosperity of the community. Explore Calgary's creative economy in this CreativeCITY ecosystem report, created by Calgary Arts Development alongside partners, Bird Creatives, RISE UP Calgary, Calgary Economic Development, The City of Calgary, and CityXLab.Full Report Executive Summary
Investing in digital transformation
Alberta’s Creative Industries will spend over $1.3 billion on digital transformation (DX) by 2024. This accounts for about 9% of Canada’s DX spend in this sector.
See how Creative Industries is leading digital transformation on our DX spend dashboard.Explore Investment in Calgary
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Vice President, Creative Industries, Operations & Film Commissioner