FILMING IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Make your film in Prince Edward Island
With a vibrant community, down-home hospitality, and helpful incentives, PEI has it all.
Filming your next project in PEI means:
Prince Edward Island has competitive financial incentives specific to the film industry. The PEI Production Fund provides up to a 35% all-spend rebate for work completed on PEI and paid to PEI laborer’s and businesses. There is no cap per project and no cap on the fund.
Whether your production needs pristine rural landscapes, vibrant city scenes, or untouched shores and cliffsides, PEI has it all.
Proven track record
With warm hospitality, a culture of creativity, and diverse locations in close proximity, PEI becomes an instant favorite for all who shoot here.
Our agency offers boutique services to support your project, source local resources and keep your production on track.
Location, location, location…
Nestled between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait off the eastern coast of Canada, this little Island packs a big punch. With lush green meadows, sharp red cliffs, sandy beaches and crisp blue shores there’s beauty around every turn.
Prince Edward Island offers serene fishing villages, Victorian-style architecture, quaint cities, peaceful country-side and over 800kms along 1,100km of shoreline. The province has doubled for regional New England, Ireland, Scotland, the English countryside and can also play seasonal European and Nordic countries.
Highlighting new projects, local talent, and global reach of PEI film productions.
P.E.I.’s production fund ‘crucial’ for local film sector
Check out this article in Playback about the new project from 63 Lights, “Who’s Yer Father?” that will begin shooting this fall in PEI
Producer Spotlight: Jeremy Larter
Jeremy is best known for his work on projects such as Pogey Beach, Just Passing Through, and most recently assisted his close friend Adam Perry on A Small Fortune
New Digs for Diggstown in PEI
In the upcoming fourth season, the storyline of the show has its leading character Marcie involved in a legal case that spans the Atlantic provinces, taking her to PEI. Tune in to CBC in the fall of 2022 to see the new season shine a spotlight on Prince Edward Island
Film PEI Appoints New Executive Director
Riselli will lead the organization to help grow the film and television industry on Prince Edward Island. FilmPEI is a film industry association and media arts co-operative that provides training and mentorship opportunities for the local screen industry while facilitating opportunities for new productions in the province
AIFF Brand Returns to its Roots
Premiering at the 2023 AIFF – In the largest comedy feature ever out of PEI, AIFF alumni director Jeremy Larter’s WHO’S YER FATHER? sees a bumbling private eye who is hired to investigate black-market lobster sales.
A unique hybrid film-focused organization dedicated to building a thriving ecosystem in PEI.
FilmPEI is an innovative and socially conscious film industry association and media arts cooperative focused on growing vibrant careers and developing a thriving sector. The organization fosters film production on PEI by providing infrastructure training, communication, advocacy and opportunity creation.
Prince Edward Island Film Production Fund
The Prince Edward Island Film Production Fund (“Fund”) supports the development and growth of the private-sector film and television industry in Prince Edward Island. The Fund provides a financial incentive to make Prince Edward Island a competitive location for productions and encourages the development, training and hiring of Prince Edward Island film personnel.
PEI’s objective is to increase the volume of service and local productions to:
- Increase the visibility of Prince Edward Island on screens;
- Grow the skilled labour pool and support the development of PEI creative industries and workers;
- Build the capacity of the domestic PEI film and television production industry; and
- Provide PEI producers with an opportunity to be more competitive in attracting financing and co-production opportunities.
The Fund provides this support via a rebate of 32-35% of eligible Prince Edward Island expenditures for work completed in Prince Edward Island. Applications must be submitted prior to the beginning of production.
PEI Film Production Fund will be available beginning April 1, 2021, until March 31, 2024, at which time it will be evaluated.
Please read the PEI Film Production Fund (PEIFPF) Guidelines for complete information and eligibility criteria.
Browse the FILMPEI equipment inventory/price list PDF.
STEPS TO RENTING EQUIPMENT
- Acquire a FilmPEI Membership
- Assess equipment needs in advance.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book equipment
- Acquire insurance (see below for requirements). FilmPEI MUST receive the insurance policy with FilmPEI listed on the policy prior to releasing the equipment.
- Pick up (or cancel) equipment booking in a timely manner.
- Return equipment in the same condition picked up and by agreed upon date and time or be billed accordingly. See Equipment Return Protocol.
- Pay your invoice in a timely manner or be billed accordingly.
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