Canadian Animation Resources is supplying current job lists and news is a news blog on all sorts of Canadian animation interests.

The National Film Board of Canada has a long legacy of supporting animation filmmaking in Canada. They have multiple studios and interests, including an Interactive Digital Studio in Vancouver!



Emily Carr has its own ArtsWork job posting site, exclusively for people looking to advertise to ECU students and alumni.

Canadian Animation Resources is supplying current job lists and news is a news blog on all sorts of Canadian animation interests. , the Animation Industry Database, is provided by AWN, the Animation World Network. You can search locally and worldwide. 

These job list sites are used actively by local and international animation industries. 

These Vancouver animation studios are medium-to-large in size and are very busy. Take a look at their career pages:



Finding the studios is part of resource hunting. These sites provide comprehensive listings, allowing you to search locally as well as worldwide. , the Animation Industry Database, is provided by AWN, the Animation World Network. You can search locally and worldwide.

Canadian Animation Directory has a searchable database of studios and resources.

3D Canada lists studios across Canada. The list is not as up-to-date, but still helpful.


Provincial/National Industry Organizations

Academy of Canadian Film & Television

(formerly known as Safety & Health in Arts Production & Entertainment)

Ajjiit Media Association
based in Iqaluit, Nunvaut

Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople

British Columbia and Yukon Council of Film Unions

British Columbia Film

Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB)

Canadian Film Centre (CFC)

Canadian Media Production Association
(formerly known as the Canadian Film & Television Production Association)

Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Canadian Stuntmen’s Association
T: 604-961-3995

Canadian Television Fund (CTF)

Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia District Council

Diversity in Broadcasting
Canadian Association of Broadcasters initiative

IATSE Local 891

Documentary Organization of Canada, B.C. Chapter

Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia

National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

National Screen Institute

Reel Green BC
B.C. Film Commission environmental industry initiative

Teamsters Local 155
Union covering film industry caterers, drivers, mechanics, animal handlers, security and more

Telefilm Canada

Union of BC Performers
B.C. branch of ACTRA

Vancouver Economic Commission: Film & Television Production


Local Film Commissions

Alberni Clayquot Regional Film Commission
T: 250-720-0027

British Columbia Film Commission

Burnaby Film Office
T: 604-294-7231

Comox Valley Film Commission
T: 250-334-2427

Cowichan Motion Picture Association
T: 250-746-6126

Greater Victoria Film Commission

Nanaimo Film Office

Okanagan Film Commission

Vancouver Film Office

Vancouver Island North Film Commission




CTV British Columbia

Global BC

Formerly known as Knowledge Network


Shaw TV Vancouver


Local Film Production Companies/Studios

Anagram Pictures

Big Coat Productions

Brightlight Pictures

The Bridge Studios

Crescent Entertainment

Force Four Entertainment

Front Street Pictures

Gryphon Productions

Haddock Entertainment

Howe Sound Films

Infinity Films

Keatley Entertainment

Nerd Corps Entertainment

Network Entertainment

North Shore Studios

Omni Film Productions

Paperny Films

Screen Siren Pictures

Shavick Entertainment

Soapbox Productions

Studio B Productions

Talelight Films

Thunderbird Films

Vancouver Film Studios


Visual Effects and Animation

Anthem Visual Effects Inc.

Atmosphere Visual Effects

The Embassy Visual Effects

Entity FX

Frantic Films

Goldtooth Creative Agency

Image Engine Design Inc.

Keystone Entertainment

Lux Visual Effects Inc.

Method Studios

Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc.

Prime Focus Film VFX Vancouver

Rainmaker Entertainment

Zoic Studios


Networking/Community Media Organizations

Celluloid Social Club

Cinevic Society of Independent Filmmakers
Artist-run cooperative in Victoria, B.C.

Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society

Cold Reading Series

First Weekend Club
Organization dedicated to promoting Canadian films

Independent Film & Video—Vancouver

Indigenous Media Arts Group

Northwest Film Forum
Non-profit organization and cinémathí¨que in Seattle, Washington

Performing Arts Lodge (PAL)
Charitable not-for-profit society that provides affordable housing for industry seniors

Out in Schools
Project of Out on Screen to bring LGBT film and videos to schools

Out on Screen
LGBT film organization that runs the Out in Schools program, Queer History Project, and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Please Adjust Your Set
Campaign by BC Institute of Film Professionals Women’s Initiative to centralize information about the status of women in film and TV

Vancouver Actors Guide

Organization devoted to computer graphics and visualization

VIVO Media Arts Centre

Women in Film & Video Vancouver

Yukon Film Society
Based in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory


Movie Theatres

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
(Formerly known as Cinemark Tinseltown Vancouver)

Collingwood Cinemas

Fifth Avenue Cinemas

Fresh Air Cinema
Company provides inflatable screens for outdoor screenings

Pacific Cinémathèque

The Park

Rio on Broadway

Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver

Vancity Theatre


Film Festivals and Series

Festivals listed below without links are ones that are on hiatus but no longer have websites. Some festivals with links are currently on hiatus but still have websites available.

Amnesty International Film Festival

Animal Voices Film Festival

Antimatter Film Festival
Film and video art festival in Victoria, B.C.

Available Light Film Festival
In Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Banff World Media Film Festival
In Banff, Alberta

Beach Blanket Film Festival
In Penticton, B.C.

Brazilian Film Festival of Vancouver

Canadian Labour International Film Festival

Calgary International Film Festival
In Calgary, Alberta

Canada International Film Festival

China Film & Television Festival (Canada)

International film and video festival of sound design

Monthly evening of experimental work at Pacific Cinémathí¨que

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Edmonton International Film Festival
In Edmonton, Alberta

European Union Film Festival

Frames of Mind Mental Health Film Festival
Visit the Pacific Cinémathèque Web site for monthly screening information

Impromptu Film Festival

Indonesian Film Festival

Korean Film Festival

Leo Awards Film Festival

Lethbridge International Film Festival
Held in April in Lethbridge, Alberta

Local Sightings Film Festival
In Seattle, Washintgon, but includes submissions from B.C.

Mela! South Asian Film Festival

Nepali Film Festival

New Asia Film Festival
In Richmond, B.C.

New Forms Festival

North Shore International Film Series
Presented by North Vancouver Community Arts Council

Northwest Film and Video Festival
In Portland, Oregon

OzFlix Australian Film Weekend

Port Moody Canadian Film Festival

Portland International Film Festival
In Portland, Oregon

Portuguese Film & Video Festival-Canada

Project 8 Film Festival

Projecting Change Film Festival
Environmental festival

QFilm Festival

Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth

Reel Dance Film Festival
In Victoria, B.C.

Reel Sista’s Film Festival

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone

Seattle International Film Festival
In Seattle, Washington

Shot in the Dark—Langley Film Nights
In Langley, B.C.

Silver Screen
Tuesday matinee screenings and chat at Pacific Cinémathí¨que

SPARK Animation Conference and Festival
Presented by ACM SIGGRAPH Vancouver

Social Justice Film Festival
Presented by the First United Church White Rock

Squamish Mountain Festival

Taiwanese Film Festival

UBC Persistence of Vision Film Festival
UBC student film work

Vancouver Asian Film Festival

Vancouver Film and Television Forum
Film industry workshop series presented in conjunction with the Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Fest For Peace
(Formerly known as the Anti-War Film Festival)

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

Vancouver Pan African Arts, Culture & Film Festival

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Vancouver Serbian FilmFest

Vancouver Singapore Film Festival

Vancouver Short Film Festival

Vancouver South African Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival
In Victoria, B.C.

Whistler Film Festival
In Whistler, B.C.

World Community Film Festival


Film Making Contests

5 Minutes to Change Your World
Documentary filmmaking contest

Bloodshots Canada: 48-Hour Horror Filmmaking Challenge


Hot Shot Shorts Film Contest

Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon

Raincity 72 Hour Noir Film Competition

Trick 17 Stop Motion Film Competition

Vancouver Diesel Film Racing Tour



Gemini Awards
Canadian television awards

Prix Génie/Genie Awards
Canadian film awards

Leo Awards
B.C. film and television awards

Vancouver Film Critics Circle


Schools, Programs, and Academic Organizations

BCIT Business & Media program

Capilano University Film Studies

Centre for Cinema Studies (UBC)
Devoted to advancement of academic study of film and film culture

Emily Carr University Film, Video + Integrated Media Major

Gulf Islands Film & Television School

Langara College Film Arts

Langara Digital Film Production Program (Continuing Studies)

Pull Focus Film School

SFU Program in Film

UBC Certificate in Entertainment Administration

UBC Department of Theatre and Film

UBC Film Production Alumni Association

Vancouver Film School

Rentals, Services, and Stores

Biz Books

Edible Planet Catering on Location

Production supplies

Vancouver Underwater Film Production
Web site with industry references and resources for underwater filming

Vancouver’s specialty video store