Meet British Columbia’s Creative Industries

B.C.’s content creators and creative entrepreneurs possess inspiration, tenacity, and a capability that attracts international recognition. They have made significant global impacts and importantly, they continue to experiment across the creative industries that #BCCreates champions:

Motion Picture, including animation and VFX
Music & Sound Recording
Book & Magazine Publishing
Interactive & Digital Media

As we sustain and grow this exciting and distinctive economy, we celebrate the passionate individuals, meaningful careers and exciting new ventures within it. Have a story to share? Please do!


BC Represented by 3 Writers Shortlisted for the ScotiaBank Giller Prize

This year, 3 highly talented writers based in British Columbia encompass half of the shortlist for the ScotiaBank Giller Prize. The full short list includes: Immigrant City by David Bezmozgis (Toronto, ON) Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles ( Montreal, QC) The Innocents by Michael Crummey ( St. […]

The 10 Spookiest Movies and TV Shows Filmed in B.C.

By Mathew Parry, Locations Consultant – Creative BC  Right in time for Halloween, we explored some of the schlocky and scary movies and television shows filmed in B.C. from the spooky town of Greendale in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to the cult base of The Wicker Man (2005). Grab the candy corn, we’ve got some […]

An Interview with Diana Donaldson, Unit Manager on Freeform’s “Siren”

“I would love to see more producers…think about how to change old production methods to help alleviate this global crisis” — Diana Donaldson From companies like Screen Siren Pictures to bigger productions like Freeform’s Siren, the motion picture industry is making strides towards becoming #ReelGreen. At the Vancouver Film Studios, the team on Siren shared cinammon […]

VIFF 2019 is Here at Last!

VIFF is back again exposing B.C. to the filmmakers of the world and proving that the motion picture industry here is thriving. With over 320 films spanning across the globe, exclusive masterclasses and creator talks, the integration of music, comedy and theatre this festival is one of the largest industry events in Vancouver. Kicking this […]

BC Literary Festival Calendar: 2019/20

  As summer in B.C. begins to cool and fade into fall there is yet another festival season approaching. Literary festivals! That’s right. Grab your pumpkin spice lattes’, throw on your chunky knit sweaters and head out to one of these incredible festivals hilighting all things, book, poetry, writing and more. LiterAsian: September 27-28 | Vancouver […]

B.C.’s Motion Picture Industry Remains Steady with $3.2B Contribution to Economy

  British Columbia is world-renowned as a versatile and dependable hub for motion picture production. As a global competitor in visual effects (VFX) and animation, the motion picture industry is estimated to support full time equivalent positions totalling over 71,000 in B.C. [1] These figures show that production activity levels are holding steady as indicated by […]

BC Music Festival Calendar: Summer 2019

With genres ranging from Alternative, Pop, to Hip-Hop, Country and everything in between, we have compiled a list of some of the best music festivals BC has to offer. With festivals spanning across the province there is something for everyone. Indian Summer Festival: Jul 4 – 14 | Vancouver  Carnaval Del Sol: July 6 – 7 | Vancouver […]

An Interview With Brenda Bailey Executive Director of DigiBC, The Interactive and Digital Media Industry Association of B.C.

“I want people to trust that I will work on their behalf.”-Brenda Bailey With training in business and law, a background in social work, and a degree in Arabic, Brenda Bailey has followed a unique career path. “Everyone expected me to do typically female jobs, when really, I should have been a technologist right from […]

An Interview with Kim Thé, Booking Representative & Artist Manager at Pebble Star Artists

Kim Thé gives us some incite into Pebble Star Artists, a full-service art management and booking agency for family friendly entertainment and young audiences. With a little help from Creative BC Kim talks about what the future looks like for this family built company and what exciting things we can expect to see from them […]