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Film Production

Are you a filmmaker focusing on St. Catharines for your next shoot? The City of St. Catharines is here to help you from preparing for production to calling 'Action!' on the set.

Whether it’s rolling farmlands and vineyards or bustling  urban and ivy league schools, St. Catharines continues to be a choice location for film productions big and small because scenes shot here can look like they came from anywhere in the world.


Film Permits

Filming in St. Catharines must meet the requirements of the City's Film Policy, which outlines guidelines and permits for filming in St. Catharines.

This policy streamlines the application process and also ensures safety and reduces potential disruptions for production, residents and businesses.

Complete and submit our online Film Permit Application form for each project. City staff are familiar with the film industry and what St. Catharines, and Niagara, can offer and will help you with your filming needs.

Apply now!

We must receive Film Permit Applications at least 10 business days before the start of filming in St. Catharines.

We may require more time to process your application, if your production involves road closures or special effects or includes other special requirements.

Do you have a shorter filming timeline?

Contact us at 905.688.5600 or to discuss your proposal and how we can accommodate your project.

Former Lincoln County Courthouse

Film Permit Application Form

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