HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE QFTC
We would like to send you our best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year and a wonderful festive season with your loved ones in line with the current safety measures.
Please note that the QFTC offices will be closed from December 24 to January 4 inclusive.
For our final newsletter of the year, we would like to take a look back together at some of the major projects that have kept us busy this year!
The QFTC team
A LOOK BACK AT THE IMPACT STUDY:
Increasing Infrastructure Capacity
At the beginning of the year, the QFTC conducted an impact study with RCGT on increasing Montreal’s filming infrastructure capacity. This study, published on May 6, has already seen results, including the announcements of expansions by Grandé Studios and MELS.
A LOOK BACK AT FOREIGN SHOOTS IN QUEBEC
The economic benefits from foreign filming in Quebec will increase this year. After the health crisis in 2020, the audiovisual production community has finally returned to full filming capacity this year. Watch for the 2021 results to be announced in January 2022.
The QFTC’s international outreach efforts for the industry:
- Organizing 6 virtual reality familiarization tours that included viewing an immersive virtual reality production by UNLTD and the QFTC
- QFTC presence at 10 international events (Berlinale, Cannes Film Festival, TIFF, MIPCOM, etc.)
- 50 albums created for foreign projects
- More than 150 foreign producers met (Fam Tours, economic missions, festivals, etc.)
A non-exhaustive list of the many foreign shoots welcomed to Quebec this year:
A LOOK BACK AT THE ROLLING GREEN PROJECT
Officially launched in April 2021, Rolling Green is a program dedicated to eco-responsible audiovisual production in Quebec, founded by the Conseil québécois de événements écoresponsables (CQEER), Québecor and the QFTC. A number of tools are available to industry professionals free of charge. The program also includes accreditation by an independent committee for productions that meet certain criteria.
Rolling Green in numbers:
- 1 prize awarded to an eco-responsible shoot as part of the VIVATS
- 2 guides for eco-responsible audiovisual productions in Quebec (Best Practices Guide and Guide for Times of Health Crisis)
- 13 productions that are accredited or in the process of being accredited
- 80 signatures on the commitment charter
- 500 suppliers in the directory of eco-responsible suppliers
A LOOK BACK AT THE RELEASE YOUR CREATIVITY PROJECT
Build a career in visual effects and animation
Launched in June 2019, the Release Your Creativity project, funded by the City of Montreal’s Accélérer les talents program, aims to develop talents in the visual effects and animation industry. It has led to the development of leadership and team management training for women, a mentoring program for young graduates, a mental health program and a series of workshops on diversity and inclusion, dialogue and employee development.
Release Your Creativity in numbers:
- 77 participants in the leadership and team management training program aimed at increasing the number of women in supervisory artist positions
- 52 mentees and 52 mentors participated in the mentoring program for new graduates
- 250 people participated in the 3D Fall training workshops on diversity and inclusion, dialogue and employee development
- Over 2,500 views for the five-part series on mental health in the workplace
- In all, nearly 3,000 people benefited from the program!