The Municipality of Port Hope welcomes inquiries for film production. Our Film Policy was created to assist location consultants in selecting the perfect location for their production. Our authentic main street, heritage homes, and camera-friendly vistas beckon film makers from around the globe.

With a wide range of heritage-rich, public and private properties available for use to film, Port Hope provides an excellent opportunity for filming multiple location requirements and varying time periods.

Getting started with your production in Port Hope

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Reasons to Film in Port Hope

Port Hope provides a versatile backdrop for filming scenes of various time periods, unique small town locations, and includes many rural features. The Port Hope business community includes readily available amenities as well as local film support.

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Before You Start Filming

A successful applicant will consider the the impact to the community, the Heritage Business Improvement Area and all public and private locations used. Here are a few key considerations to note before filming in Port Hope.

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Film Permitting Process

When submitting a Film Permit Application, additional permits may be required such as a road occupancy permit, intermittent traffic control and any other requirements as per location. A deposit of payment is required prior to filming commencing.

Filming information for Port Hope residents

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Information for Residents and Business Owners

Resources for any residents and business owners looking for information on current filming projects, health and safety, questions or concerns, how to register a property for filming, or filming on your private property. 

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Starring Port Hope

For information on current filming projects, past filming projects and economic impact associated with filming.