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Newsletter - December 2020

QFTC Newsletter – December 2020

Hi, below please find all the latest news from the Quebec Film and Television Council as well as upcoming events!

 

SURVEY – IMPACT OF THE CRISIS ON THE VISUAL EFFECTS SECTOR: BUSINESS EXPECTED TO RESUME IN SPRING 2021

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In October, the QFTC carried out a new survey on the impact of the health crisis on visual effects studios in Quebec.

The fifteen companies that responded represented close to 4,000 jobs before the pandemic, and have unfortunately had to lay off (either temporarily or permanently) more than 1,600 employees, including 500 talented foreign workers. Furthermore, two thirds of the participants say that they expect to resume business as usual by spring 2021, which will involve seeking out this talent again to complete the contracts obtained.

With this data, we were able to identify the following priorities, in anticipation of a resumption of business as usual:

  • Continue to support businesses in the sector during winter 2021
  • Find solutions to keep talent in Quebec
  • Promote talent attraction to enable a resumption of growth

The QFTC has shared these priorities with the different government bodies concerned and will continue its representation efforts over the coming weeks.

To see the full results of the survey:

 

RENEWAL OF OUR PRESTIGE PARTNERSHIP WITH DEMERS BEAULNE

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The QFTC is delighted to announce the renewal of its Prestige Partnership with Demers Beaulne!

“We are very happy to continue our collaboration with the Quebec Film and Television Council for a third consecutive year. Through this partnership, as well as through several of our other initiatives in the cultural industry, our goal for this year is to continue, more than ever, to closely support all workers in the cultural sector, despite the many challenges posed by the extraordinary situation that we are experiencing. By collaborating with the QFTC and its other partners, we are pleased to be able to grow our industry’s appeal and maintain Quebec’s prominent position.” Alexandre Laturaze, Partner – Taxation Canada, CPA, CA, LL.M. Fisc.

 

THE QFTC AND THE NAD LAUNCH A MENTORING PROGRAM

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The QFTC and the École des arts numériques, de l’animation et du design (NAD-UQAC), in collaboration with Mentorat Québec, are launching a new mentoring program for young VFX/Animation graduates.

The young VFX and Animation graduates will receive support from a mentor in the industry free of charge for six months. Any artist in VFX/Animation who is currently in their first job or looking for their first job in a Montreal studio can take part.

Some mentor places are also still available.

For more information and to register: anne@bctq.ca

 

RENEWAL OF OUR PRESTIGE PARTNERSHIP WITH HYBRIDE

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The QFTC is delighted to announce the renewal of its Prestige Partnership with Hybride!

“We are very happy to continue our collaboration with the Quebec Film and Television Council, which has been ongoing since 2018. As a QFTC Prestige Partner, we are in an excellent position to get a close-up view of the work undertaken by the Council on a daily basis to strengthen the appeal of our industry, both internationally and among government organizations. Thanks to the QFTC, Hybride benefits from the innovative methods used by the QFTC to position Quebec as an ideal location for potential projects in the audiovisual sector.” Sylvie Talbot, Communications Director

 

GREAT SUCCESS FOR THE LEADERSHIP AND TEAM MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR FEMALE ARTISTS IN THE VISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION SECTOR

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From September 15th to October 27th, the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) and the École NAD-UQAC organized their first Leadership and Team Management Training Program for Female Artists in the visual effects and animation sector.

Twenty-six women from twenty-one different studios were able to take part in this six-week, twelve-session training program, for a total of twenty-two course hours. Themes such as the essential qualities of a good leader, effective communication, emotional intelligence and unconscious biases were covered during the training. Each session was conducted by professionals specializing in human resources and coaching.

A new version of the program will welcome an English-speaking team in winter 2021.

 

QFTC’S PARTICIPATION IN THE STRATEGIC FORUM ON CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

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On November 30th, the QFTC participated in the Strategic Forum on Cultural and Creative Industries, organized as part of the Relaunch MTL movement. The QFTC is happy to have contributed to the co-development of this forum, alongside the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, the Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec and Culture Montréal.

Pierre Moreau, our President and CEO, took part in the Action Plan panel and in the round-table discussion on the Role of funding and public programs.