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Newsletter - August 2019

Newsletter – August 2019


New « Schools » Section on


A « Schools » section has recently been created on the VFX-Montré website where everyone can find information on the various visual effects and animation schools in Quebec: programs offered, productions produced, open houses, etc.

With 32,000 annual visitors and more than 2,500 applications received in 2018-2019, the website is a reference platform for promoting the industry and its future professions and careers. To discover this page, click here.

If you would like to add your school to the list on the site, please contact us.


Activities at the QFTC

Here is an overview of the activities that were carried out by the Production Services team at the QFTC this summer!

  • Scout

A production representative from New York took part in a location scout in Montreal for a feature film project during the month of June.

  • Presentation of the DGC

The Council was present on June 15 at the event organized by the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) entitled Shooting Places: A Window on the World. This presentation highlighted the challenges of finding places and setting up trays according to various geographical and social specifities. This event brought together film location directors from Quebec, Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles and France.

  • Music Scoring

The QFTC attended the sound recording session of a multimedia project, following an invitation from Troublemakers and Piccolo Studios on June 17. About twenty local musicians were recorded while playing simultaneously with a musician located in China.

  • Meeting with NBC

Chanelle Routhier, Film & TV Commissionner, met with NBC Universal Television producers on July 11 to discuss a potential shooting in Quebec.


Meeting with the 
Minister for Regional Economic Development 

The QFTC's Film & TV Commissioner, Chanelle Routhier, attended the regional tour of the Minister for Regional Economic Development, Marie-Ève Proulx, on July 4 at Hotel Monville.

About twenty representatives were present, including Montreal International, Cargo M, Écotech Québec and the fashion cluster.

The following points were discussed:

  • The establishment of an ecosystem for foreign shootings in the province of Quebec;
  • The modification of the regional tax credit;
  • The potential for Québec City to become the second largest production centre in the province;
  • Requests for support assistance for our entrepreneurs;
  • Local and/or foreign investment to develop infrastructure;
  • The development of a regional manpower training assistance program to host major film shoots throughout the province, including the regions.

A Delegation from Marseille in Montréal


As part of the City of Marseille's Economic Mission, the QFTC organized a networking session on July 11 at Hotel Monville.

This initiative was part of the strategic international development of the City of Marseille where eight of their representatives were able to meet with various stakeholders and members of the QFTC.


Frontières International Coproduction Market


As part of its partnership with the Fantasia Festival, the QFTC participated in the Frontières International Co-production Market, which was held from July 18 to 21.

Yan Éthier from the Montreal Film Commission, as well as Marie-Josée Pilon and Élisabeth Dumouchel from Film Laurentides also took part in the event.

Frontières allowed the QFTC to meet nearly 20 foreign producers and also to establish contacts with various local industry professionals.


New Members

We welcome the new members of the QFTC!

  • Annex Pro
  • Lost Boys | School of VFX
  • Madame Brown Inc.
  • Roger Guérin

For more information, contact Laurence Gagnon.




Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
September 5-15, 2019 / Toronto

The QFTC will be at the TIFF. This festival is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. As part of this event will also be held the 3rd Canadian Film Commission Summit.


3rd Canadian Film Commission Summit
September 9, 2019 / Toronto

The QFTC, in partnership with the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), is preparing for the 3rd Canadian Film Commission Summit to be held on September 9th in Toronto. For this last summit, delegates will review all the initiatives proposed since January and will discuss the formal establishment of the network and its governance models.


Québec City Film Festival
September 12-21, 2019 / Québec

The next edition of the Québec City Film Festival will be held from September 12 to 21. This festival's mission is to share its passion with the general public by nesting it in the heart of a celebration that is open and accessible to all.


34th Gala Prix Gémeaux - 2019
September 15, 2019 / Montréal

The 34th Prix Gémeaux will be held on September 15. Theses awards present to the public and the industry what the members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television have selected as the best broadcast on our screens.