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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:

Funding support

Prince Edward Island has funding support specific to the film industry.

Beautiful settings

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.  

Accessible resources

From funding to hiring local talent to renting space and equipment, resources are easily acquired to 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, two small cities, peaceful country-side and over two hundred beaches surround the island. The province can double for regional New England, Ireland, Scotland, the English countryside and can also play seasonal European and Nordic countries.

Industry updates

Highlighting new projects, local talent, and global reach of PEI film productions. 

Made in PEI

Check out some productions filmed in PEI

Resources

Easy to access resources.

 

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.

Click to learn more or apply.

Browse the FILMPEI  equipment inventory/price list PDF.

 

STEPS TO RENTING EQUIPMENT

  1. Acquire a FilmPEI Membership 
  2. Assess equipment needs in advance.
  3. Contact tech@filmpei.com to book equipment
  4. Acquire insurance (see below for requirements). FilmPEI MUST receive the insurance policy with FilmPEI listed on the policy prior to releasing the equipment.
  5. Pick up (or cancel) equipment booking in a timely manner.
  6. Return equipment in the same condition picked up and by agreed upon date and time or be billed accordingly. See Equipment Return Protocol.
  7. Pay your invoice in a timely manner or be billed accordingly.

 

More information here. 

 

Where to Stay

Depending on where you’re primarily filming, you may choose to stay one side of the Island vs the other.  Here are a few places to find many great and welcoming rentals.

What to eat

There’s no denying the strong culinary presence in Prince Edward Island.  There’s something for everyone from discerning toddler taste buds to the more refined foodie.

Welcome PEI restaurant listings

Tourism PEI

Craft Breweries and wineries

What to do

Welcome PEI

Tourism PEI

Golf

We’re Here to Help.

Get in touch with us to learn more about filming in Prince Edward Isand: 

Meaghan Brander, 

Film Industry Growth Specialist, Innovation PEI.

902-213-6780

mdbrander@gov.pe.ca