North Bay and area’s Film Portal is an online searchable tool aimed to help productions source locations, talent and services that are available in North Bay and surrounding communities.
North Bay and area includes:
Film Production Handbook
An outline of notification and approval processes required from various municipal departments and agencies
LOCATION PERMIT APPLICATION - NOTE: Due to new browser updates, please download this application, right-click, save link as… “template”. Complete the form then save as new name and email directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER YOUR PRODUCTION - NOTE: Due to new browser updates, please download this application, right-click, save link as… “template”. Complete the form then save as new name and email directly to: email@example.com
The Economic Development Department works with your team to source the appropriate space to meet your requirements. For inquiries, please contact:
200 McIntyre St. East, North Bay, ON
“The financial support of the NOHFC and the beauty of North Bay was instrumental in bringing this Naomi Watts project to Northern Ontario. We are grateful to the Government's commitment to the Film sector on all levels, to the NOHFC for financially supporting our film, and to the Economic Development Office in North Bay for their unwavering support and help facilitating an amazing production experience,” said Alex Lalonde, COO of Lakewood Producer and Stratagem Rx. “We look forward to coming back for several projects we have in the pipeline. We are also thrilled to announce that Lakewood has been accepted to TIFF and will screen in the Special Presentation Category this fall.”
COO of Lakewood Producer and Stratagem Rx
"We had an incredible experience filming 'All My Puny Sorrows' in North Bay. The local film office went above and beyond on behalf of the film. The local crew was talented and industrious. Everyone we came in contact with genuinely wanted us to succeed and to return again, which we undoubtedly will.'
“I just wanted to reach out and thank you all for your help. It was such a pleasure shooting in North Bay; we felt so welcome. Thanks for making it possible”.
"We wrapped on “Flee The Light”, a mystical horror thriller, in North Bay on October 4th 2020. The city and people of North Bay were wonderful to work with and everything went so smooth that we are already in talks to return shortly with another project.
The natural beauty of the city with Lake Nipissing, the vast forests and hills made for stunning locations.
On the more human side, we discovered an excellent support network of location managers, grips, electrics, art department personnel, HMW personnel, PAs and more.
Thanks to everyone who participated in “Flee The Light” and I can't wait to come back to North Bay; a place that will always be in my heart."
Mythic Trips Entertainment
"I’m a Stunt Coordinator, Screenwriter and Director. Last year, I was the stunt coordinator on Cardinal season 2 and 3, and I loved shooting in and around North Bay. I miss it when I’m not there. Just wanted to say I’ve got a crush on your city."
"I really enjoyed North Bay and everyone here. I would love to be here again. The City's Film and TV Division are wonderful to work with!"
Location Manager from Cardinal Season 2 and 3