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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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April 4, 2023

ESIO Annual Survey

The Edmonton Screen Industry Office (ESIO) has once again asked Nordicity to conduct a short, confidential survey to…

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November 18, 2022

Film & Screen Year-End Celebration

On November 24, 2022, the Edmonton Screen Industries Office (ESIO) and the Film and Video Arts Society Alberta (FAVA) will host an end-of-the-year celebration for all across the screen media industries and those that support them. This opportunity brings the community together in one room to harness inspiration, creativity, and support for one another.

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September 10, 2023

10 Questions with CK Dhaliwal

What sparked your interest in the IDM industry? I have always had a fascination with how people interact…

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July 21, 2023

Welcome, CK Dhaliwal!

We are excited to announce that CK has joined our ESIO family as the Business Development Specialist for…

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May 15, 2023

2023 Early Stage Project & Market Access Grant Recipients

The 2023 Early Stage Project & Market Access Grants were awarded to: Make sure to check our social…

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