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The Quebec Film and Television Council Reports Positive Results from the 2017 Fantasia International Film Festival’s Frontières Market


Montréal, August 4, 2017 – As part of a renewed partnership with the Fantasia International Film Festival, the Montréal Film and TV Commission (MFTC) and the Laurentians Film and Television Commission (LFTC) teamed up with the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) to promote Quebec as a filming location among producers at the ninth Frontières Market.
 
From July 20 to 23, the QFTC, LFTC and MFTC production services teams met with many audiovisual industry professionals from Europe (Netherlands, Great Britain and Spain), North America (United States and Canada) and Oceania (Australia). With projects in their back pockets, they were enticed by the many advantages offered by Quebec.  
 
“Located in the heart of Montréal, this event is a key niche for the co-production market and the development of new markets. We firmly believe that these meetings have serious economic potential for the Quebec’s audiovisual industry, and we are already engaging in regular follow-ups with some of the producers we met during the event. The QFTC would like to congratulate the members of the Fantasia Festival team, especially the organizers of the Frontières Market. Without a doubt, we will be back in 2018,” said QFTC National Film & TV Commissioner, Chanelle Routhier. 
  
About the QFTC
The Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) is a non-profit organization that contributes to the development and competitiveness of Quebec as a world-class multi-screen production centre. As an economic development agency, its mission is to generate investment in Quebec by relying on competitive tax incentive programs, the expertise of industry members, architectural diversity, the quality of infrastructure and the industry’s ability to export its products to foreign markets.
 
The QFTC receives support from its Partners:  Air Canada, National Bank, Iatse 514, Téléfiction, Technicolor, Attraction, Miller Thomson, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Hôtel William Gray, Intercontinental, le Ritz Carlton, Corporate Stays hotels, Loews Hôtel Vogue, MELS,  Zone3 VR and Hôtel Gault/Monville as well as assistance from various federal, provincial and municipal governmental departments.
For more details, visit www.qftc.ca

Photo: Chanelle Routhier, National Film & TV Commissioner and Pascale Guindon, Coordinator Production Services, Frontières Market 2017