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MONTRÉaL
city
of
CINeMA

about us

 
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Shooting locations and resources

The Montréal Film and Television Commission accompanies in many ways producers who consider Montréal as a filming location.

  • Expeditious assembly of photo portfolios from a photo library numbering thousands of pictures of potential shooting locations in the Montréal area (with an emphasis on exteriors);

  • Supplementary photo taking of locations that are relevant to your script;

  • Personalized visits to potential locations and suppliers;

  • Information on all specialised services offered in Montréal;

  • Monitoring and troubleshooting for ongoing productions.

Logistics and Permits

The Montréal Film and Television Commission emits filming and parking permits for Montréal's public domain (streets, sidewalks, parks, municipal buildings) in the 9 following burroughs:

 

  • Ahuntsic/Cartierville

  • Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

  • Mercier/Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

  • Plateau Mont-Royal

  • Rivière-des-Prairies/Pointe-aux-Trembles

  • Rosemont/La Petite Patrie

  • Sud-Ouest

  • Ville-Marie 

  • Villeray/St-Michel/Parc-Extension

The following are just some of the specific services offered by the Logistics team

 

  • All-encompassing logistical project coordination;

  • Acquisition of shooting and parking permits;

  • Access to municipal buildings, major parks and installations;

  • Loans of city equipment and furnishings;

  • Access to municipal resources;

  • Close collaboration between public and private sector parties;

 

why montréal?

 
For its unique period and modern architecture reminiscent of cities from all around the world.
Montréal devient l'Europe au cinéma
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Locations
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Studios
For its two fully equipped state-of-the-art studios and equipment providers. Constantly updated, the gear provided by both MELS and MTL Grande will satisfy the most discerning productions.  
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Mathieu Palmieri

Rental Spaces Director
mathieu.palmieri@mels-studios.com
+1 514 866-2170

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Andrew Lapierre

Vice President

al@mtlgrande.com

+1 514 586-5044

Crews and craftsmen
For its highly competent world class and bilingual crews and craftmen.

AQPM

 

The Association québécoise de la production médiatique (AQPM) advises, represents and accompanies independent film, television and Web production corporations whose productions, both French and English, are recognized in Quebec and at the international level.

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The Alliance québécoise des techniciens et techniciennes de l'image et du son (AQTIS - Alliance of Image and Sound Technicians) represents some 6000 freelance professionals in more than 150 trades associated with the design, planning, set-up or creation of audiovisual productions. It represents, defends and promotes their interests in dealing with various stakeholders, provides them with a social safety net, and negotiates collective agreements that establish the working conditions to which they are entitled.

DGC

 

The Quebec Council of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC QC) represents more than 800 members working in occupations that cover a broad range of film and television production, both at the artistic and logistical levels.

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Cast
For its culturally diverse actors speaking multiple languages and its vast pool of extras from 120 different cultural communities.

ACTRA

 

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the union of more than 23,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada including TV, film, radio and digital media.

UDA

 

The UDA represents French speaking professional artists working out of Quebec and elsewhere in Canada as well as artists working in another language than French with the exception of productions done in English and destined mainly to an English speaking audience. 

Service providers
Over 30 VFX and animation companies are here to serve you.
Montréal also is home to all the service providers you may need for your projects. 

Up to 43 %


Including VFX, augmented reality, virtual reality as well as film scoring for service productions.

Quebec Tax Credit

  • 20% all spend

  • 16 % bonus on labor for VFX/green screen and animation

Canada Tax Credit

  • 16 % on residual net amount for labor

Tax credits
 

logistics and permits

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The Montréal Film and Television Commission has the mandate of making the City of Montreal's public domain available for film shoots. Therefore, to optimise your filming experience on public domain, we invite you to follow the three steps below. The MFTC recommends a three week  delay between the time you register your production and the first shooting day.

Step 1
register your production (Send to  film.tv@montreal.ca)

step 2
forms

(to be sent 10 business days prior to filming day)

step 3
rules

For all questions regarding this procudure, please write to film.tv@montreal.ca.

More information

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Espace pour la vie

Filming requests for Espace pou la vie must go through the following email address: eplv.locations@montreal.ca. An online form is also available. 

 

team

Kevin Donnelly

Director - Cinema-Festivals-Events

+1 514 809-3070

kevin.donnelly@montreal.ca

Elsa St-Denis

Film Commissioner

+1 514 771-7889

elsa.st-denis@montreal.ca

Yan Ethier

Cultural Development Agent - Locations

+1 438 350-7380

yan.ethier@montreal.ca

Valérie Martel

Cultural Development Agent - Logistics and Permits

+1 514 792-0817

valerie.martel@montreal.ca

Lucie Aline Roy

Liaison Officer - Logistics and Permits

+1 514 797-9788

luciealine.roy@montreal.ca

Rana Saïd

Liaison Officer - Logistics and Permits

+1 438 827-2594

rana.said@montreal.ca

Karim Simard El Fassi

Liaison Officer - Logistics and Permits

+1 438-838-5103

karim.elfassi@montreal.ca

Valérie Roy

Liaison Officer - Logistics and Permits

valerie.roy2@montreal.ca

Renaud Gélinas

Documentary Support Officer

renaud.gelinas@montreal.ca

 

contact

Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision de Montréal

801 Brennan St, 5th Floor

Montréal, Qc

Canada

H3C 0G4

1 514 872-2883

Photo Credits : Ville de Montréal

Photo Credits : ACTRA