Student Filming

We encourage student filming in the City. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the Film Liaison.

Film Permit Requirements

  • Submit a Student Filming Application.
  • Film permit application fees are waived for students.
  • Film students are required to obtain a film permit for any production activity that occurs in the City.
  • All film projects are subject to City filming procedures and all applicable City bylaws.
  • If any City services are required (e.g. RCMP for traffic control, escort for fire arms, special effects supervision, Fire personnel, parking signage, etc.) the costs are incurred by your School or University program; therefore the need for these services should be avoided.
  • Student filmmakers are also responsible for providing a blanket insurance policy of no less than five million dollars, listing the City of North Vancouver as an additional insured. Student Filming Guidelines

Film Permit FREE

Film permit fees will be waived for film school projects that meet the following criteria:

  • The school is an accredited and recognized education institution.
  • The project must be assigned by the instructor and be part of the curriculum.
  • All personnel working on the project are doing so without financial compensation.
  • The project is for academic use, not to be used for commercial gain.

Filming Locations

Locations are one of the film industry's key resources and it is imperative that they are treated correctly and with due care. While we encourage and support student filmmaking, it is not at the expense of the community. We do not permit student filming in the Cemetery.

Permit Processing Requirements

  • Student film permit application should be submitted in advance - with at least 4 working days' notice.
  • Any changes from the original filming schedule or activity must be approved by the City Film Office.
  • Your letter to residents and/or businesses, informing of your filming activity, has to be submitted to the City Film Office for approval (within 4 working days of filming) and delivered to residents/businesses at least 48 hours before filming commences.
  • Normal working hours are 7am to 11pm Monday to Saturday, and 8am to 10pm on Sunday. The City does not normally permit student filming outside of these hours.
  • The student assigned as Location Manager for your film project must be on set while on location.


Contact Info

Clare Husk
Film & Community Events Coordinator
Tel: 604-982-3910
Cell: 604-679-2525

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