The industry in numbers

Each year, the QFTC compiles industry statistics to measure the progression of business volume and employment.



Production Volume


Number of

450 000

Shooting locations
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our photo library 

53 400 +

Direct and indirect jobs for all film and television production

$2,6 billion +

Of direct expenses made in Quebec


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Annual local impact figures 

Our Reports

Economic Results for the Year 2022
QFTC – Annual Report 2021-2022
QFTC - Annual Report 2021-2022
Quebec film and tv industry
Economic Performance for the year 2021
The impact of AI on visual effects and animation professionals
Annual Report 2020-2021
Annual Report 2020-2021
Survey COVID-19 – Live Action – UPDATE JUNE
Survey COVID-19 - Live Action - UPDATE JUNE

Our Services

Live-action Committee

The QFTC brings together its members specialized in production services within a committee dedicated to the sector in order to collaboratively prioritize issues and develop concrete projects to address them. If you are interested in taking part in this committee, contact us to find out more.

QFTC National Photo Library

Browse location pictures by category and find the best venue for your project.

Studies and Lobby

Through the Audiovisual Cluster, QFTC members are brought together to discuss the issues and business needs of the Quebec audiovisual industry. The QFTC team lobbies government authorities on issues such as infrastructure development, recognition of the added value of the audiovisual industry in Quebec and incentives for regional filming.


The Council offers its members networking opportunities through its various activities throughout the year: committees and meetings, lectures and activities, professional events, etc. It also promotes collaboration among its members by identifying opportunities and facilitating business connections.

Sector Priorities

In collaboration with its members, the QFTC develops various initiatives to foster innovation, support growth and ensure the representation of its members to the various levels of government.

Impact study: increasing infrastructure capacity

For a few years, the QFTC and the different sector stakeholders have been looking for solutions that would lead to a significant increase in the economic benefits related to foreign filming activities in Quebec. We were able to determine that an increase in the number of facilities was

necessary, as existing studios are operating on a high occupancy rate for years.

Therefore, in collaboration with the independent firm RCGT, the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation and several major industry stakeholders, the Council conducted an impact study last winter that allowed them to examine in detail the parameters and conditions that would enable the addition of new infrastructure to existing facilities in order to increase – if not double – our film production capacity

Innovation / Virtual Production

To foster collaboration within the industry, the QFTC has created a subcommittee dedicated to virtual production. This action aims to bring VFX professionals and set  technicians closer together and to stimulate synergy between the various players in the implementation of this new virtual production technology. Additionally, in collaboration with the NAD-UQAC school, the Council offers training on real-time production to VFX  and animation studio artists.

Business Intelligence and Representation​

As a representative of the visual effects and animation industry, the QFTC communicates the sector’s needs and issues to the relevant governmental authorities. It conducts studies and compiles statistical data to inform the government and its members. In addition, the QFTC identifies growth-enhancing initiatives for the sector and works with organizations and businesses to implement them.


The QFTC also promotes the audiovisual sector, its trades and its professions.

Industry Mingling

On May 16th and 17th, 2023,  the QFTC will hold C.A.F.É., a rallying event for VFX and animation professionals where they could meet their community, exchange on the latest innovations and share their knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere.




Workforce: Connecting Training to Jobs

At the request of the Live-Action and VFX & Animation committees, a consultation table gathering all key stakeholders was convened. This panel identified the needs, issues and priorities regarding workforce growth. Five main avenues were identified: analysis of workforce needs; training-employment balance; promotion and visibility of the trades; attraction and retention of personnel; immigration.

Contact us to learn more about these committees. 


The objective of the Rolling Green program is to facilitate the adoption of eco-friendly measures for audiovisual productions.

Any production, regardless of its size or type, will be able to benefit from the recommended practices and references to reduce its impact on the environment.