Since the annoucement by the provincial government that filming activities are allowed to start again, the Montreal Film and TV Commission has elaborated a list of measures to be followed by productions who wish to occupy the public domain. Please head to the LOGISTICS section to find the document listing said mesures.
Due to preventive measures regarding the spread of Covid-19, the Montreal Film and Television Office's team remains at your service via telecommuting.
Thank you for understanding.
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.
More than 1 000 000 square feet of studio backlot available
For its culturally diverse actors speaking multiple languages and its vast pool of extras from 120 different cultural communities.
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.
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.
logistics and permits
The Logistics Department of the Montréal Film and Television Commission is
responsible for making public property in the City of Montréal available for film shooting.
In doing so, we must reconcile the demands of film production companies who are our
clients with those of residents, merchants and other users of public property. We must
ensure that these users are inconvenienced as little as possible by the filming activities
in their neighbourhood
Code of conduct
Document to be handed to all crewmembers before filming begins.
Guidelines on Municipal Logistical Support for Feature Films and Televisual Shooting on Public Property. (Document in French. English coming soon.)
Proof of Liability Insurance and Rider in Favour of the City of Montréal
Document confirming to the City of Montréal that the production company has an insurance policy covering civil liability on public property for a minimum of 2 million dollars and that the City is co-insured.
Memorandum of agreement
This document is intended to production companies specializing in short and feature films, movies of the week, documentaries, television series, general television, corporate videos, web projects (publicity, series).
Form for the use of companies specializing in advertisements or videoclips as well as photographers and audiovisual training institutions.
Application for a Permit to Occupy Public Property
Form to be submitted to the MFTC ten (10) working days before filming begins.
Application for Filming in a Park or Public Place
Application for an authorization to film in a city’s park or public place to be submitted at least five (5) working days before filming begins in the case of crews of up to ten (10) people and three (3) weeks ahead of filming for larger crews.
Notice to residents and merchants
Notice written by the production company (and approved by the MFTC) to be distributed, 48 hours before filming starts, to residents, merchants and organizations affected by the presence of the film crew.
Petition to residents/merchants
Letter written by the production company (and approved by the MFTC) requesting the written approval of residents, merchants and organizations affected by a street closure. The results of this petition must be submitted to the MFTC prior to the beginning of the shooting.
Written approval of merchants / residents
Document that must be returned to the MFTC showing results of petitioned residents, businesses and other organizations.