61 Top Film Startups and Companies in Canada

August 7, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Canada based Film companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Film industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Canada Film Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Celtx

Celtx

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Celtx is the world’s first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces ‘paper & binder’ pre-production with a digital approach

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Placenote SDK helps developers build AR apps that interact with the real world

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Circus

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Circus is an HR Platform that helps content creators take care of their Talent.

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Thunderbird Entertainment

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Thunderbird is a rapidly growing Vancouver-based TV and film production company with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and London.

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dotstudioPRO

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Video Syndication Platform as a Service for Content Owners and Video Network Partners

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Einthusan

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The premium South Asian digital streaming portal for licensed feature films from various languages of India.

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Solution Highpoint

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Solution Highpoint is a company specialized in the location and the installation of rigging equipment for both cinema and events purposes.

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IMAX

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IMAX Corporation is one of the world’s leading entertainment technology companies, specializing in immersive motion picture technologies.

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GSM Project

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GSM Project is a multidisciplinary design and production firm.

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Unlimited

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UNLIMITED is at the forefront in the design and creation of high-end Virtual Reality Experiences.

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Entertainment One

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Entertainment One is an online platform that provides its users with media content.

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ApprenticeA Productions

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ApprenticeA Productions (owned by Corey Vidal) produces online video content that harnesses the viral nature of YouTube and social media.

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Collective Arts brewing Limited

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Collective Arts is a beer company fusing the craft of brewing with the talents of emerging artists, musicians, photographers & filmmakers.

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Onset Communications

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Onset Communications has developed visual assistant,visual communication tool that reduces miscommunication,delays and mistakes on film.

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Tangent Animation

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Tangent Animation is media and production company specializes in CG Animation, Visual Effects & Software Development & more.

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Rodeo FX

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Rodeo Fx offers visual effects services for cinema and television.

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Memento

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Memento is a digital platform that offers users to create group videos for appreciation and various occasions.

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Open Screenplay

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Open Screenplay is an online platform that provide entrepreneurs with a place where they can create and produce new screenplays.

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Instant Autographs Inc.

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Instant Autographs is a digital asset platform for celebrities & fans to engage.

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Dunya Media

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Dunya is a production company that provides social films about Canadian citizens with Indian ancestry.

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Croogloo

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Croogloo is designed to streamline workflows and reconcile data across disparate systems.

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Secret Location

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is an award-winning virtual reality and technology studio for emerging platforms and a premium label within Entertainment One (eOne).

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Bron Studios

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BRON is a worldwide media and entertainment company committed to furthering the art and craft of meaningful commercial storytelling.

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Screenlight

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Easily capture the clear-cut feedback you need to swiftly drive video projects forward.

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Christian Movie/Film Database – CFDb

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CFDb, the largest list of Christian Movies & Christian Films available! Buy, Rent or Watch on VOD Streaming online

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The BlackBox Digital Guild

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BlackBox.global is a revolutionary global community and business platform for Film & Video creators.

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Reelhouse

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Reelhouse is an online video platform enabling creators to distribute their content directly to viewers.

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Banger

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BANGER is the world’s preeminent creator of Heavy Metal content.

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Cargoh.com

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Cargoh is a curated social marketplace for indie creative with a focus on art, design and indie culture.

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Muse Entertainment

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Muse Entertainment is a film and television production company which produces drama series, television movies and documentaries.

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Sim International

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Sim is a content creation platform that provides camera equipment, dailies and post-production solutions.

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LNG Studios

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LNG Studios is a creative visualization agency specializing in virtual reality, architecture, and real estate

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Image Engine Design

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Image Engine is a visual effects studio working in the production environments of television series, movies of the week, and feature films.

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Scanlab Photogrammetry

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3D Scanning & Digital Doubles Studio in Vancouver. We specialize in high-resolution 3D Scanning of Actors for Feature Film, TV, Games and VR

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Kre.is Immersive Spaces

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Kre.is Immersive Spaces creates scalable solutions for XR content distributors and creators in the the entertainment sector.

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Vidhub

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Vidhub enables the world’s best studios, corporations, and classrooms to review and discuss their videos online.

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National Film Board

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The National Film Boardis produces and distributes films and other audiovisual works which reflect Canada.

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Zebra Media

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Zebra Media is a video production company offering multi-platform commercial and branded content production services.

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Dreww

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Full-service advertising agency + production studio

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Blackout Media

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Story development foundry, and new media production house.

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LevelFilm

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LevelFilm operates as an entertainment distribution company.

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Anthem Entertainment

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Anthem Entertainment is a music and entertainment content and distribution company that has grown with technology and entertainment.

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Kickstart Entertainment

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Kickstart Entertainment is a proven animation and live action production company with locations in Vancouver.

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Carbon Arc Independent Cinema

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Carbon Arc is building a dedicated space for independent cinema and is now offering virtual cinema screenings.

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ON Animation Studio Montreal

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ON Animation Studio Montreal specializing in film production and animation films.

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Search Engine Films

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Search Engine Films is an independent film distributor and production company.

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Vitranrp

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Vitran Express is a recognized leader in transportation and distribution company.

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REAL by FAKE

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REAL by FAKE provides Producers, Distributors and Broadcasters Post-Production and the full spectrum of cutting-edge digital visual effects.

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Side Street Post

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Side Street Post specializes in production services with advanced technology and solutions by reducing the cost and maximizing creativity.

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Sim Post Production Business

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Sim is a content creation platform that provides camera equipment, dailies and post-production solutions.

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Greenlight Essentials

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Greenlight Essentials is a company that helps entertainment professionals make more successful films with a low budget.

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Thomson-Gordon Group

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Thomson-Gordon Group produces films, manufactures bearings for marine as well as provides bushing & seal applications for aviation sectors.

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Arts Club Theatre

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Arts Club Theatre is a entertainmant company that provides art, cinema, film production and podcast services.

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CROWNBITS

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Building Experiences in Anime and Video Games

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Hodgee Films

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Hodgee Films is a production company that specializes in music, travel and pop culture-based documentaries.

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Alliance Films

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Alliance Films is an independent distributor of filmed entertainment products in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Spain.

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Mosaic Entertainment

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Mosaic Entertainment is an entertainment company creating contents in the form digital, TV, marketing media and films.

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Fearless

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Fearless is a streaming site for independent creators from around the world focused on representation and inclusion in film.

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Frantic Films

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Frantic Films Canadian branded content and live action production company.

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Artifex Studios

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Artifex Studios is a visual effects studio that offers services for films, motion pictures and television.

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Lake William Films

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Lake William Films is a film industry that offers video writing, direction, production, content creation and ideas.

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