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QFTC Newsletter - Summer 2021

Hello, below please find all the news of recent weeks from the Quebec Film and Television Council, as well as events to come!

 

QFTC NEWS

2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ANNUAL REPORT IN ENGLISH

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As part of our Annual General Meeting, the Council had the honour of welcoming as guest speakers Sébastien Moreau, CEO of Rodeo FX and Pierre Raymond, Co-founder, Senior Advisor and Ambassador for Hybride Technologies. These two great Quebec entrepreneurs had the opportunity to talk with Pierre Moreau about the success factors that have allowed their companies to thrive internationally and about the place of entrepreneurship in the Quebec visual effects industry. Watch the exclusive conference today!

Our 2020–2021 annual report is now also available in English!

 

The Visual Effects Society and the Quebec Film and Television Council are launching a series of 5 webinars on mental health for the visual effects industry.

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The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s largest professional honorary society globally, and the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) are launching Reignite Yourself – Instruments to Face Daily Life, a five-part webinar series about mental health with the aim of supporting the worldwide visual effects industry. The episodes are free and accessible to all, and are packed with tools and resources for mental health.

The first two episodes are already available in English and the first episode is also available with French subtitles.

Bringing together expert advice and personal stories, this series is the first initiative of the VES’s new global Health and Wellbeing Committee, co-chaired by Emma Clifton Perry, 1st Vice Chair of the VES, and Philipp Wolf, VES Montreal Chair. It is part of the QFTC’s Release Your Creativity project, which is made possible thanks to the financial support of the City of Montreal, the École NAD-UQAC, as well as partner studios Caribara, DNEG, Framestore, Method Studios, Reel FX and Technicolor (through its three brands Mikros, MPC and Mr. X).

 

INFORMATION SESSION - FONDS ÉCOLEADER

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The QFTC and the CQEER are pleased to invite you to a virtual information session about Fonds Écoleader, which offers financing for Quebec businesses ready to adopt ecologically responsible practices and clean technologies.

The session will present the opportunities that the fund offers, as well as the possibility for QFTC members to join a cohort of businesses in order to hire experts to help them obtain a concrete action plan for improving their practices.

Seize the opportunity to learn more about the Fund, how it works and its advantages!

This free conference is an initiative of the Rolling Green program.

Registration is required.

 

THE QUEBEC FILM AND TELEVISION COUNCIL WELCOMES A NEW CEO

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The Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) is proud to announce the arrival of Christine Maestracci as CEO of the organization. She will assume the post on August 23, 2021.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I join the QFTC, and I am honoured to be able to contribute to our industry as a whole. I can’t wait to work with the dedicated, expert team at the QFTC, and I must thank the members of the Board of Directors for the confidence shown with my appointment,” states Christine Maestracci.

 

JUNE FILM COMMISSION TEAM EVENTS

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  • June 14–July 16: Participation in Banff World Media Festival
  • July 6–17: Participation in the virtual Cannes Marché du Film
  • July 7–28: The Film Commission Team, working with the team at the Audiovisual Cluster, has started two Live Action committees with our members specializing in the area of filming
  • July 14: A day of reunion for the Film Commission Team with the arrival of our Los Angeles representative, Jennifer Price, in Montreal.