INFilm 2009 Regional Film Sector Development

Vancouver Island North Film Commission

Sources of Funding
ICET:$38,295
Applicant Equity:$10,000
Community/Local Government Funding :$10,000
Coast Sustainability Trust:$49,500
Community Futures-Alberni Clayoquot:$1,000
In Kind Contributions:$16,000
Total Budget: $124,795
Quick Facts: 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes generated more than $1M in direct revenue to the Ucluelet economy including $360,000 to accommodation providers and 40 set construction jobs.

Vancouver Island North Film Commission (INFilm) has been instrumental in attracting the film industry to the region, further diversifying local economies. To stay current in this highly competitive industry, INFilm uses an online image library to attract international film and television projects to the region and undertakes creative marketing initiatives.

This project included functionality upgrades to the existing website, enabling INFilm to manage larger amounts of data. The project also supported a film location marketing program including the development of a regional image brochure; the pursuit of new digital media opportunities; the development online film tourism materials and tools, as well as the hosting of familiarization tours. A film-induced tourism pilot project was launched, which included the creation of electronic and print tourism maps highlighting filming locations, complete with detailed information on each community.

The project has led to direct economic impact and relationship building with industry stakeholders, helping to position INFilm as a leader in this rapidly changing industry. INFilm has successfully attracted recent Hollywood blockbuster productions such as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which generated more than $1M in direct revenue to the Ucluelet economy. INFilm’s database, now featuring more than 36,000 location image, attracts a diverse range of productions including television shows such as Boston Legal, reality television series such as Alone in the Wild as well as documentaries, commercials and nature based television programs.

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

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