The Industry in Numbers

The QFTC complies industry statistics each year to measure the growth of business volume.

+33,000

+400,000

Production Volume

25,000

Number of
Projects

450 000

+7500

Filming locations available

100

Locations albums created by
our team each year

+63 000

Direct and indirect jobs in foreign production and production services

470 M$

Production volume in 2021

+25

You work in production services in Quebec? Become a member to participate in the growth of the industry and develop your network.

Annual business volume for foreign productions

Our Publications

Quebec film and tv industry
Economic Performance for the year 2021
The impact of AI on visual effects and animation professionals
THE IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 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
Impact Assessment: Increasing Infrastructure Capacity
Impact Assessment: Increasing Infrastructure Capacity
Survey COVID-19 – VFX-Animation – 05/01
Survey COVID-19 - VFX-Animation - 05/01
Survey COVID-19 – Live Action
Survey COVID-19 - Live Action
Survey COVID-19 – VFX-Animation
Survey COVID-19 - VFX-Animation

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 work together to identify priority issues and develop concrete projects to address them. If you are interested in participating in this committee, contact us to find out more.

FamTours and scouting

Each year, the QFTC organizes familiarization tours for producers and decision-makers from foreign production companies in order to introduce them to all the services and advantages that Quebec offers as a world-class audiovisual production center. It also organizes scouting with producers interested in Quebec for a specific project. 

Trade missions

The QFTC also organizes thematic international trade missions on a regular basis in order to meet with major production companies and decision-makers in the sector to promote Quebec’s production services. These missions are an opportunity to demonstrate Quebec’s unique expertise and to create business opportunities with economic spin-offs for the entire province.

To keep informed about the organization of our next mission, contact us!

Business Intelligence and networking

The office regularly publishes statistics and studies in order to inform its members of current trends and innovations. It conducts a strategic national and international watch to seize business opportunities. It also offers its members networking opportunities through various activities throughout the year: committees and meetings, conferences and activities, professional events, etc. Finally, the office promotes collaboration among its members by identifying opportunities and facilitating the creation of business links.

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.

Filming facilities

In collaboration with the independent firm RCGT, the Ministère de l’Économie and several major industry players, the office conducted a study to examine in detail the factors and conditions needed to build new studio infrastructures in order to increase – or even double – our business capacity.
This study underscores the QFTC’s desire to ensure that infrastructures are developed in Quebec to meet the growth in filming.

Innovation / Virtual production

To ensure industry collaboration, the QFTC has created a virtual production subcommittee. This action aims to bring VFX professionals and set technicians closer together to encourage cooperation between these two sectors in implementing this new technology that is virtual production. 
The office is also currently providing real-time production training in collaboration with the NAD-UQAC school for VFX and animation studio artists.

Business intelligence and representation

The QFTC acts as a representative of the production services industry to government authorities in order to share their needs and issues. It conducts studies and compiles statistical data to inform the industry and public institutions of current trends. It also makes sure to identify promising opportunities for the sector’s growth and works with institutions and companies to implement them.

WORKFORCE

The QFTC also carries out consultation and activities for the sector to promote the availability of a qualified workforce.

Promoting careers and trades

Each year, the QFTC along with its members participate in events to promote the careers and trades in the audiovisual sector. It also develops initiatives to promote the industry directly to youth to foster the next generation of passionate and qualified talent.

Workforce committee

At the request of the Live-Action and VFX & Animation committees, a consultation table was created, bringing together all the key players in the industry to identify the needs, issues and priority avenues for workforce growth. No less than 5 axes have been established for this project, including: a diagnosis of labour needs, the training-employment balance, promotion and outreach of careers and trades, attraction and retention of workforce and finally immigration.

Contact us to learn more about this committee. 

Mission

The objective of the Rolling Green program is to facilitate the implementation of eco-friendly measures accross all audiovisual productions in Québec.

Any production, regardless of its size or genre, will be able to benefit from advice and references offered to reduce its impact on the environment. The Rolling Green program is free and accessible to all!

Discover our tools

OUR NETWORKS

Pan-Canadian Film Commissions Network

The QFTC initiated the creation of this network and manages its coordination.
The network greatly facilitates the exchange and sharing of news between Canadian provinces, through all levels of representation.

Regional Film Commissions Network

The meetings of the Regional Film Commissions of the Province of Quebec are coordinated by the QFTC to maintain dialogue and ongoing exchange with the various regions.

Do you work for a local film commission? Contact us!

EVENTS

21
Jun
General Annual Assembly and 15th anniversary reception
Cinémathèque québécoise, Montréal

General Annual Assembly and 15th anniversary reception

9
Jun
FAM TOUR VR
Online

FAM TOUR VR

7
Jun
CAFÉ
Centre des Sciences, Montréal

CAFÉ

21
Jun
General Annual Assembly and 15th anniversary reception
Cinémathèque québécoise, Montréal

General Annual Assembly and 15th anniversary reception

9
Jun
FAM TOUR VR
Online

FAM TOUR VR

7
Jun
CAFÉ
Centre des Sciences, Montréal

CAFÉ

Centre-du-Québec

From the foothills of the Appalachians to the St. Lawrence plains, the Centre-du-Québec region covers 6,910 km2. In Centre-du-Québec, the charm of rural villages and views of the St. Lawrence River are among the region’s assets.

QUEBEC FILM AND TELEVISION COUNCIL

60, rue St-Jacques, Suite 502
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 1L5
CANADA
1 866 320-3456 (toll free in North America)
514 499-7070
Email: locations@bctq.ca
Website: www.bctq.ca

Capitale-Nationale (Ville de Québec)

The Capitale-Nationale region offers you a wide variety of natural settings and the perfect environment for filming. Old Quebec City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic capital city is unique in North America for its remarkable architecture, European ambience and military fortifications. In fact, it’s the only fortified city north of Mexico.
Among the many remarkable features are magnificent, pristine parks; villages with numerous historic buildings, some dating back to New France; the rigorously reconstructed village of Wendake, home of the Huron-Wendat Nation; the dramatic landscapes along the banks of the majestic St. Lawrence River and many other opportunities. A film office and an experienced local workforce are at your service.

VILLE DE QUÉBEC Bureau des grands événements

15, rue Saint-Nicolas
Québec (Québec) G1K 1M8
Tél. : 418 641-6726
Email: cinema@ville.quebec.qc.ca
Website: www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/tournage

Bas-Saint-Laurent​

From the shores of the St. Lawrence to the Highlands, the Bas-Saint-Laurent region is a rich tapestry of maritime, lakeside, farming and forest landscapes.. Its villages, islands, lighthouses, national parks and marine mammals are among the region’s assets.

QUEBEC FILM AND TELEVISION COUNCIL

60, rue St-Jacques, Suite 502
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 1L5
CANADA
1 866 320-3456 (toll free in North America)
514 499-7070
Email: locations@bctq.ca
Website: www.bctq.ca

Abitibi-Témiscamingue

A landscape of contrasting sceneries of lakes and rivers, the vast region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue is situated north of the Ottawa river region, along the Quebec-Ontario border. It is inhabited by friendly people who take pride in sharing their history and culture.
Abitibi-Témiscamingue is very young, as far as regions go—its oldest city is 130 years old. However, traces of the Anishinabek people date back 8,000 years, and this Algonquin First Nation continues to be a thriving presence in the territory today.

QUEBEC FILM AND TELEVISION COUNCIL

60, rue St-Jacques, Suite 502
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 1L5
CANADA
1 866 320-3456 (toll free in North America)
514 499-7070
Email: locations@bctq.ca
Website: http://www.bctq.ca

Nord-du-Québec​

The Nord-du-Québec is the largest administrative region in Quebec, representing 55% of the total area of Quebec, at 839,000 km2, including 121,000 km2 of lakes and rivers. Ivujivik, the northernmost town in Quebec, is located more than 1,900 km as the crow flies from Montreal and less than 502 km from the Arctic Circle. The approximately 11,000 inhabitants – mostly Inuit – live in 14 villages located mostly on the coast, at the river mouths. Kuujjuaq, the administrative capital, has a population of 2,300.

QUEBEC FILM AND TELEVISION COUNCIL

60, rue St-Jacques, Suite 502
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 1L5
CANADA
1 866 320-3456 (toll free in North America)
514 499-7070
Email: locations@bctq.ca
Website: www.bctq.ca