Calgary Wins at International Film Production Awards

Calgary was honoured in Cannes, France on Monday at the Global Production Awards.

Three local standing sets, John Scott Ranch, CI Ranch and Albertina Farms, received the Location of the Year award, given to a location for its work across one or more productions. Calgary was also a finalist for the City of Film award, given to a city whose work has helped deliver for TV and filmmakers, develop local skills and boost the local economy.

"Calgarians have come to know that our city is one of the top up-and-coming cities in the film and television sector. With this award and nomination, now the whole world knows it too,” said Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek.

"Film-friendly municipal policies, along with economic development initiatives, and an incredible talent pool will continue to cement Calgary as the location of choice for productions.”

The screen industries are an important part of Calgary’s diversifying economy, helping to build Calgary’s brand as an iconic city and a global creative hub. Together, the Calgary Film Commission, The City of Calgary and industry partners have been working to make Calgary an attractive place for film, television and digital media production.

“Increasingly, we’re seeing productions come here because of our modern studios, skilled talent pool, post-production support, focus on sustainability and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility across Calgary’s creative economy,” said Luke Azevedo, Calgary Film Commissioner and VP, Creative Industries and Operations, Calgary Economic Development. 

“This recognition is testament to Calgary being a leading destination for global, large-scale productions because we work together to create the right environment for their success.”

The Global Production Awards recognize excellence in film production around the world and are judged by leading industry experts. Held concurrent to the Cannes Film Festival, the awards celebrate the best locations, stand-out studios, outstanding creative crews, ideas, and executions.