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Newsletter June 2017


QFTC Cocktail

The QFTC held its second networking cocktail organized for its members and partners. A great success, the event took place in its offices on May 30 with guests from different sectors of the audiovisual sector getting the opportunity to meet each other and talk. The QFTC team would like to thank its members and partners for their trust and support.

To see more photos of the event, click here.

Left: Myriam Achard (Phi Centre) and Anne Fossier (QFTC)
Right:  Andrew Lapierre (MTL Grandé) and Sophie Labesse (SODEC)    

Fam Tour - Delegation of Chinese Producers

From May 22 to 29, the QFTC in collaboration with the MFTC and the BCTAL organized a visit to several potential filming locations, including Montreal City Hall, McGill Campus, Olympic Stadium, Place Ville-Marie, Oka Abbey, Mont-Tremblant and the town of Sainte-Adèle. In addition to visiting studios, the delegation met with several service producers as well as QFTC's Prestige partners.

Photo: Mayor Coderre and the Chinese delegation at City Hall.

Location Scouting - Delegation of Danish Producers

From May 31 to June 2, the QFTC was visited by Danish producers Ulrik Bolt Jørgensen and Emilie Ravn Steen Forsberg, who were scouting for filming locations. The Danish team is working on a future television series project that is scheduled begin shooting in June 2018.

Photo from left to right : Andrew Lapierre (MTL Grandé), Emilie Ravn Steen Forsberg, Ulrik Bolt Jørgensen and Pascale Guindon (QFTC)

Conference by Ted Gagliano

The QFTC was pleased to invite Ted Gagliano, President of Post Production at 20th Century Fox, to Montreal for a unique virtual reality conference that was presented to its partners and members at Phi Centre. Mr. Gagliano outlined some challenges related to exploiting the many possibilities this new medium offers to creators and filmmakers. According to Mr. Gagliano, at 20th Century Fox there is an increase in the number of film projects that are using VR technology.

Photo: Ted Gagliano (20th Century Fox) and Pierre Moreau (QFTC)

Productive meetings for Quebec at Cannes

From May 17 to 24, 2017, the QFTC National Commissioner attended the 70th Cannes Film Festival and met with more than 30 producers. A Coming Next From Quebec panel hosted by Michel Reilhac as part of the VR event Next was also organized by SODEC in collaboration with the QFTC. The QFTC is confident that these meetings will influence producers to film in Quebec.

Photo: Chanelle Routhier (QFTC) 


Coming to your Screens Conference

The 4th edition of the Coming to your Screens conference, of which the QFTC was a partner, and the 2nd edition of the Montreal Virtual Reality Market took place simultaneously on May 31. Both events welcomed close to 300 professionals who attended presentations by some 20 speakers on stage, concrete demonstrations by about 15 exhibitors and had access to three workshops related to virtual reality.

Photo: Jean-François Tremblay (Valtech Canada), Sébastien Ebacher (Arnoovo), Colin McMahon (Greenlight Insights) and Bassil Jones (Zone3 VR) 


Produced By

In addition to attending the Produced By: L.A. conference held on June 10 and 11, Jennifer Price, QFTC representative in Los Angeles and Chanelle Routhier, QFTC National Commissioner were on tour to visit more than 15 independent producers and studios, including A24, Anonymous Content, ITV Studios America and NBCUniversal Cable Productions (UCP) just to name a few. Over the next few months, the QFTC Production Services team will remain in contact with the producers they met which have TV and Film projects in development that show strong potential for filming in Quebec.

Photo: Chanelle Routhier and Jennifer Price (QFTC)


Round table on the film and television industry in the Capital-Nationale Region

On Thursday, June 8, the QFTC attended the Annual General Meeting of the Table de concertation du cinéma et télévision de la Capitale-Nationale, whose mission is to foster structural actions for the industry starting from the Portneuf to Charlevoix regions.


The 2018 edition of the Quebec Film Sourcebook will be published this autumn!

Consulted by our international clients and highly appreciated by our members, the Quebec Film SourceBook is a major marketing tool that targets foreign producers interested in filming in Quebec. Its extensive content contains all the essential information to make a project successful, including professional resources, filming locations, regions, tax incentives, infrastructure and much more. To reserve your annual advertising space in the 2018 edition of the Quebec Film SourceBook, please contact Karl Boulé, QFTC Business Development Director karl@qftc.ca.

For more information


Introducing a new QFTC Prestige Partner: Zone3 VR

The QFTC is pleased to welcome Zone3 VR as a new Prestige Partner. With around 850 hours of TV produced annually in English and French, Zone3 is one of Quebec’s leading production companies. In fact, it is one of the biggest players in Canada.

Premier Partner

June 15, 2017

Le party des 1000

The QFTC will be present at the Party des 1000 de l’industrie to be held June 15, 2017 at the Société des arts technologiques. 
To find out more about the event


July 6, 2017

Annual Assembly

The QFTC will hold its Annual Meeting on July 6 at Hotel 10! Looking forward to seeing you members and partners!


July 13 to August 2

Fantasia Film Festival 

The QFTC along with the Montreal and Laurentians region film and television offices are pleased to renew their partnership with the FANTASIA Film Festival. The QFTC team will mainly be present from July 19 to 23 to meet representatives from foreign production houses registered at the international co-production market Frontières.