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The Southwestern Ontario Film Alliance, or SOFA for short, represents the screen-based content industry and the many actors, directors, filmmakers, designers and technicians who call this region home. We are the first point-of-contact for producers and location managers looking for fresh new backdrops for their next production.  We advocate for the industry with governments, funding bodies, broadcasters and distributors and we collaborate with regional tourism bodies who want to encourage film productions in their areas.  We encourage the next generation of content creators through mentorship and training programs. We are the champions and advocates for screen-based content in Southwestern Ontario.  Our focus is to attract and support film and television productions and capitalize on the scenic locations and historic backdrops we have to offer.  With an existing talent pool of creative professionals, skilled technicians and emerging creators,  we can help bring your next idea to the screen. Welcome to the Southwestern Ontario Film Alliance.



Fresh, never-seen locations, access to hard-to-book spaces like our airport and university, and a warm welcome for filming with plenty of support services… London, Ontario is open for business to the film and television industry for productions large and small.   

London can be whenever or wherever you want us to be. We have streetscapes and architecture that can stand in for cities across North America. Gorgeous in any season, ‘The Forest City’ is the 11th largest metropolitan area in Canada, capable of hosting any size of production. Our anchor position in Southwestern Ontario gives us access to rural, agricultural and unique small townscapes.  

We’re only 2 hours down the highway from Toronto, 1 ½ hours from Hamilton, and have an international airport, GoTrain and Via Rail access. Best of all, we boast a strong and growing local talent and crew capability. Our film office and the city are dedicated to providing location support, smooth permitting, access to reasonable accommodations and a positive production experience for local, national and international filmmakers. 

Call to let us help find the perfect locations for your next film or TV project. 

Interested in filming on City of London-owned properties? 

The City is here to assist with navigating policies and procedures associated with filming on City properties including parks, roads, sidewalks, and City-owned facilities/buildings. 

For more information please visit 

Or contact Krista Broderick at: or 519-661-2489 x 2379.