The Chilliwack Creative Commission, a committee of CEPCO, is a one-stop resource for film, interactive and digital media in Chilliwack. The Commission was rebranded in September 2015 (formerly the Chilliwack Film Commission) to expand into interactive and digital media.
The Chilliwack Creative Commission continues to promote filming in Chilliwack by working with producers and location managers and providing options for diverse locations in Chilliwack. Chilliwack has been an attractive film location for feature films like Monster Trucks and No Clue, TV series Eureka, and numerous commercials.
The mandate of the Chilliwack Creative Commission is to attract and facilitate economic growth in the emerging creative sector, including film, interactive and digital media. We can connect and facilitate the necessary resources for your creative business needs.
The Chilliwack Creative Commission is committed to helping you obtain all of the information and resources you need to select Chilliwack as your filming destination. Please contact us directly and we will assist you in gathering images of the types of locations you are looking for, seeking out additional equipment or resources, and initiating the permitting process.
Learn about the untold stories of Chilliwack’s creative economy. Our 8th annual PechaKucha event featured local speakers each with a unique story to tell delivered in a very unique format. There was a small in-studio audience as well as an online audience. PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Studio event, live stream, and videos produced by Studio C at Cowork Chilliwack. https://www.studioc.media.
• Amy Andersen, Just Peachy Sugaring Salon & Training Academy
• Jean-Louis Bleau, Chilliwack Cultural Centre
• Aaron Pete, Bigger Than Me Podcast (replay from 2021)
• Brent Purves, Stir Communications Group
• Mikaela Stolz, Apollo 5 Pictures
• Kevin Stone, Metal Sculptor
Would you describe yourself as a creative entrepreneur, freelancer, filmmaker, media specialist, software engineer, marketer, animator, technologist, commercial photographer, videographer, designer, writer, maker, web developer or inventor? Or maybe you just like hanging out with other creative types? Then, this is for you!
Creative Third Thursdays is a creative networking event series brought to you by the Chilliwack Creative Commission and Cowork Chilliwack. Each monthly get together features a unique speaker followed by informal networking. Come meet and mingle with likeminded creative types on the third Thursday of every month!
May 2022 – Aaron Pete, Bigger Than Me Podcast
June 2022 – Michael Florizone, G.W. Graham Secondary School
August 2022 – Siobhan D’Souza, Shiverz Designs
September 2022 – Sarah Sovereign, Sarah Sovereign Photography
November 2022 – Taras Groves, Chilliwack Independent Film Festival
December 2022 – Ian Fenwick, past Chair, Chilliwack Creative Commission
January 2023 – Lucas Simpson, L. Simpson Art
February 2023 – Darren Blakeborough, University of the Fraser Valley
The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival (CIFF) is a three day event with screenings and Q & A’s designed to showcase independent cinema from across BC and the globe. The festival ends with an award ceremony honoring the best independent films before heading out for a wrap-up party to celebrate. Follow along on CIFF’s Facebook page for announcements and details.
If you love art and walking, get the best of both worlds with the Chilliwack Mural Festival. Head to the heart of downtown Chilliwack and wander around Wellington Avenue, Mill Street and Young Road to see the ever-growing outdoor public art gallery. While downtown you can also explore the growing number of diverse retail shops, coffee shops, eateries, and micro breweries. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram.
TEDxChilliwack is an independently organized local group comprised of passionate volunteers who are dedicated to ideas worth spreading. The goal of this event is to help people connect in an environment that inspires the expression of unique points of view and celebrates perspectives from our local community. Imagine Chilliwack’s most fascinating and engaging speakers, with new, big ideas, coming together for one day to share their passions and their visions for the world.