Sherpas Cinema films Imagination in the West Kootenay. Photo: Jake Dyson

Sherpas Cinema films Imagination in the West Kootenay. Photo: Jake Dyson

New Kootenay film commission unveiled

The Civic Theatre and Kootenay Rockies Tourism have partnered on the initiative

Submitted by The Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre and Kootenay Rockies Tourism are pleased to announce the formation of the new Kootenay Regional Film Commission.

The new film commission will design strategies and opportunities for economic development through increased capacity in film service and attraction for the region. This collaboration will create economic benefits for both the film and tourism industries. The commission is supported through provincial funding from Creative BC, and the province also provides funding to the partners through BC Arts Council and the Regional Destination Marketing Organization.

The new Kootenay Regional Film Commission will:

• Be the first point of contact for all Kootenay region film-related issues and activities, as one of the eight regional film commissions collaborating with the provincial film commission at Creative BC;

• Market activities for production attraction to the region, in collaboration with tourism strategies and activities; and

• Develop regional film resources including the locations library, crew and supply company database, and filming activity reporting and tracking.

The Kootenay Regional Film Commission is a partnership between The Civic Theatre and Kootenay Rockies Tourism. These two organizations bring knowledge, expertise and capacity in the fields of tourism and destination management, economic development, film presentation and production, community program and service provision, and respective local, national and international networks in their fields. This partnership offers full regional coverage, facilitating cohesive communication and ease of logistics for production across a large, low-density area of British Columbia.

Interested applicants for the Kootenay Film Commissioner position may find more information on the role and how to apply here: https://www.civictheatre.ca/blog/film-commissioner-for-the-kootenay-region-job

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