Filming Info

Filming in the Downtown Eastside

Are you a location manager, or planning to film in the Downtown Eastside?
Please read our policy regarding filming in the DTES and community contributions.
Contact Film Liaison Officer Roland Clarke @ 778 323 5415
For the sub-district of Strathcona – please contact “film – at-”

April 4, 2014

To whom it may concern,

RE: Filming in the Downtown Eastside

As one of Vancouver’s largest and most varied neighbourhoods, the Downtown Eastside (DTES) affords a unique urban landscape that is coveted by many location scouts. Film units are requested to consult with one of our film liasion officers regarding community contributions, which helps provide services in the Downtown Eastside, specifically:

DNC Women’s Art Collective

25% of film community contributions will help fund the Women’s Art Collective, which helps buy supplies that support many low income women from marginalized groups produce art and sell the art at the DTES Street Market at Pigeon Park.

DNC Aboriginal Sub-committee

25% of film community contributions will help fund the DNC Aboriginal Sub-committee. The DAS fights for the rights of indigenous people in the DTES, encourages entrepreneurship through making and selling of traditional bread and crafts at the DTES Street Market at Pigeon Park.

Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council (DNC)

50% of film community contributions help fund the DNC, which advocates for the rights of low income residents of the Downtown Eastside, provides a voice for the voiceless, and fights for higher welfare rates, women’s rights and safety, residential tenancy rights, homeless shelter rights, community directed policing, social housing, and against the harmful effects of gentrification.

On behalf of the DTES neighbourhood, we thank you for your contribution to our community and wish you best of luck in your production.

—  Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council

Please make your cheque payable to Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council, PO Box 88265, Vancouver BC, V6A 4A5

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