Vancouver Film Commission and Film London will host three BC producers in London for five days to explore co-production opportunites between UK and Canada.

Applications are Open for the 2019 Film London TV Drama Familiarisation Trip

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The Vancouver Film Commission and Film London have partnered to host three BC producers in London for five days, and to participate in a series of events designed to stimulate co-production between UK and Canada.

Film London is offering 5 nights complimentary accommodation in a five-star Central London hotel, a full hospitality programme and a £600 UKP contribution to flight costs. The package also includes complimentary accreditation to Content London International Drama Summit 2019. This is a major event in the TV drama calendar, and an example of the content and attendees may be seen from last year’s event here.

Travel Dates: December 1–6, 2019 (five nights)
Application Deadline: 17:00 on September 6, 2019


  • Attend Content London International Drama Summit and its creative and funding sessions, including presentations from top lawyers and tax accountants on UK’s high-end tax reliefs
  • Access excellent international networking opportunities, including meeting like-minded TV production and broadcast professionals and deep discussions around structuring co-productions
  • Celebrate at the C21 Drama Awards with your contemporaries
  • Go on location in London, including visiting prominent film studios and post production facilities

This is an exclusive five-star trip in both service and content, and is based on other successful trips Film London has delivered in the past with Nordic Noir drama producers, US drama producers, French drama producers, and other Canadian Drama producers, all of which have returned from these trips with new business or partners.

Who Should Apply

The Vancouver Film Commission is accepting applications from:

  • production companies or producers with previous broadcast credits,
  • TV drama projects with an international appeal,
  • and are looking for international co-producers or broadcast sales, especially from the UK.

How To Apply

The application deadline has passed.

About the Vancouver Film Commission

VEC is the economic development agency for the city’s businesses, investors and citizens. It works to strengthen Vancouver’s economic future by supporting local companies, attracting high-impact investment and promoting international trade in the world’s fastest-growing, low-carbon economy. VEC works collaboratively to position Vancouver as a global destination for innovative, creative, diverse and sustainable development.

VEC supports high-growth economic sectors, including digital entertainment, film & TV, and technology, providing investment intelligence and business development services. These include delivering proactive investment attraction initiatives for the media & entertainment sector; assisting companies, studios and associations in navigating Vancouver; supporting talent and businesses with international recruitment initiatives and local career fairs; and publishing original research about media & entertainment.

Located in the heart of downtown, the Vancouver Economic Commission respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the unceded ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations.

About Film London

Film London is the capital’s screen industries agency. We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, television, animation, games and beyond. We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city’s new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture. Funded by the Mayor of London and the National Lottery through the BFI, we also receive support from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Film London’s activities include:

  • Maintaining, strengthening and promoting London’s position as world-class city to attract investment through film, TV, animation and games
  • Investing in local talent through a range of specialized production and training schemes
  • Boosting employment and competitiveness in the capital’s screen industries by delivering internationally facing business development events
  • Maximizing access to the capital’s film culture by helping audiences discover film in all its diversity
  • Promoting London through screen tourism

Film London also manages the British Film Commission ( through a public/private partnership which is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI, and the Department for International Trade.

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