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The QFTC, Proud Partner of the third edition of the Canada-China International Film Festival
MONTREAL, August 23, 2018 – The Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) and the Canada-China International Film Festival (member of the Canada-China Art-Tech group) are pleased to announce their partnership for the third edition of the festival, which will take place from September 21 to 27 in Montreal.
With 20% of the global market, China has the fastest- growing film and television industry in the world. It is about to surpass the United States, the traditional leader in this sector. The Canada-China International Film Festival offers a unique opportunity to explore the potential of this market and develop Sino-Quebec business relations.
Organization of two familiarization tours
The QFTC will take the opportunity to invite 12 Chinese producers and key decision makers on two familiarization tours (Famtours): one devoted to film and television production and the other to the field of virtual and augmented reality. These two Famtours will include studio visits as well as business meetings with partners and members of the QFTC.
September 27: Information Sessions on Funding and Networking
Several activities specifically dedicated to business development will be offered on September 27 :
- An information session organized in collaboration with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (RCGT) on film and television financing in China and in Quebec, including an overview of available tax incentives;
- A discussion led by various professionals in the field of new technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, as well as testimonials from Quebec companies that are already successfully working with China;
- Participants will then be invited to take part in a networking session.
The day will end with the closing event of the festival, including a cocktail reception, dinner and an awards ceremony.
“This partnership is among the actions carried out by the QFTC as part of its strategy to develop new territories, stemming from its three-year plan for 2018-2021, in order to foster the growth of Quebec’s audiovisual industry,” said Pierre Moreau, CEO of the QFTC. “All our members are invited to participate in this event, which will offer a chance to seize the business opportunities offered by the Chinese market.”
15% discount for QFTC members
As a partner, the QFTC is pleased to offer all its members a 15% discount on the festival registration fee with the code BCTQ2018. To register
For more information, contact the festival directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP before September 15th.
For more information on the festival, please visit: http://cciff.ca
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, Banque Nationale, BFL Canada, ComediHa!, Corporate Stays, Demers Beaulne, Hôtels Fairmont, Front Row Insurance Brokers, Hôtel Gault/Monville, MELS, Miller Thomson, MTL Grandé, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, le Ritz Carlton, Rodéo FX, Smart&Biggar, Technicolor, Hôtel William Gray, YPR and Zone3 as well as assistance from various federal, provincial and municipal governmental departments.
For more details, visit www.qftc.ca.
About the Canada-China International Film Festival
Canada China Art-Tech and mDreams Pictures are the proud organizers of the Canada-China International Film Festival (CCIFF). The festival promotes exchange between Chinese and Canadian cultures with respect to the film, promotes cooperation between the two cultures, and encourages communication between artists and filmmakers. The festival is also an exchange platform for innovation and the creation of new trends in entertainment technology.
Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC)
Office : (514) 499-7070 #224