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FIRST CANADIAN CINEMA SUMMIT:
A COMPLETE SUCCESS

The QFTC organizes a series of Canada-wide meetings to promote the audiovisual industry.

Gatineau, February 1st, 2019 – The very first Canadian Film Commission Summit in Gatineau finished on January 29. The Summit brought together Canadian provincial, regional, and municipal offices to discuss current issues in Canada’s flourishing audiovisual industry. An initiative of the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC), in collaboration with the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), the event was a huge success, bringing together over twenty-five industry players from various organizations across Canada at the Hilton DoubleTree hotel in Gatineau.

The objective of this meeting for Canadian participants was to better define the competitive environment for audiovisual productions. “This meeting was highly anticipated by industry players, and we are particularly proud of the direction and substance of discussions. We have come out of this first Summit happier and better informed. We are clearly all committed to the success and longevity of the Canadian cinematographic and televisual industry,” emphasizes Pierre Moreau, Chief Executive Officer of the QFTC. “Canada is brimming with film shooting expertise, and it’s time to make a concerted effort to propose more opportunities, particularly to the Hollywood industry.”


It’s thanks to the Canadian Relations Support Program of the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes that the QFTC has received the necessary support to organize three meetings planned in 2019. These meetings will especially enable:

This Summit represents the first of three different meetings. The QFTC wishes to thank all the participants, in addition to the event’s main sponsor, St. Lawrence Law Firm.

The next two meetings are planned respectively for the months of May and September, following which all Canadian offices will be able to make official suggestions, accompanied by strategic action plans, on the subjects covered.


It is to be noted that the Canadian cinematographic and televisual production industry generates over 9 billion dollars annually and currently consists of over 200,000 direct jobs, making it an undeniable economic industry throughout the country.

About the QFTC

Created in 2006, the QFTC is a non-profit organization that contributes to the development and competitiveness of Québec, as a world-class centre for multi-screen production. As an economic development agency, its mission is to generate investment within the Québec region, with the support of competitive fiscal incentive programs, the expertise of network members, architectural diversity, high-quality infrastructure, and the industry’s capacity to export products to foreign markets.


The QFTC receives support from its partners: Air Canada, National Bank, BFL Canada, ComediHa!, Corporate Stays, Demers Beaulne, Difuze, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Front Row Insurance Brokers, Hôtel Gault/Monville, MELS, Miller Thomson, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rodeo FX, Smart & Biggar, Hôtel William Gray, YPR, and Zone3, in addition to support from different levels of government: federal, provincial, and municipal.
For further information: www.bctq.ca

Information:
Frédéric Bourgeois-LeBlanc
Account Manager | YPR Canada
Tel.: (514) 318-7071
frederic@yprcanada.com 

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