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Edmonton is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a population of one million people and a screen-friendly attitude.

Unique Locations

Edmonton has served as the setting for countless film and television projects in a wide array of genres and formats. The city has also been featured as the backdrop for several video games, such as MDK2HD. Whether you want to live, work or play here, there’s something for everyone in Edmonton.

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Project and Venture Financing

You’re not alone in your creative journey, as the ESIO provides funding options and rebate programs. There are also tax credit and grant programs available through the Government of Alberta. Edmonton is a world leader in screen media financing opportunities and we can help you find what works best for your project.

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Creative Capital

Edmonton is a community of arts lovers and has a deep history in video game development. Edmonton video game companies have developed some of the most popular titles in the world, including Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Axis and Allies, Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights and so much more.

With several AAA studios and a vibrant indie developer scene, Edmonton is an epicenter and incubator of electronic game development and our programming and design community is expanding every year.

When it comes to film and television production, Edmonton is also no stranger to hosting productions of any size. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Good Luck Chuck and Draw! as well as many low budget genre films have been filmed in Edmonton.

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Community Spotlight: Isaac Otway

Isaac is the Founder and CEO of Crimson Herring Studios, based right here in Edmonton. On January 15,…

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December 22, 2023

SIF Program Funding Announcements

The ESIO is happy to announce the first batch of funding through our new Strategic Initiatives Fund programs….

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December 14, 2023

2023 Year-in-Review

As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to take stock of the journey we’ve taken. This year…

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