New pricing for occupation of public domain starting january 1 st 2020

MONTRÉaL

city

of

CINeMA

about us

 

 The Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision de Montréal (herein known as The Montréal Film and TV Commission (MFTC)) offer the following services to foreign producers considering the Montréal area for their next movie project.

Shooting locations and resources

  • 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.

We can also put producers in touch with production companies, government agencies,
technicians, unions and guilds.

 

In addition, our team is committed to helping location managers and their assistants,
from tracking down building owners, to suggesting alternate locations, supplying updated
photos and general troubleshooting.


Logistics and Permits


The “all-terrain” experience and extensive know-how of the MFTC’s Logistics team
translate into major benefits for both local and foreign productions, including thorough
and accurate assessments of shooting locations and alternate solutions to ensure the
successful execution of production activities in public areas.


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;

  • Street closings;

  • Loans of city equipment and furnishings;

  • Simplified fast track procedures for smaller productions;

  • Access to municipal resources;

  • Close collaboration between public and private sector parties;

  • Monitoring of the impact of shoots on residents, merchants and places of business.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your particular production requirements!  

why montréal?

 
 
For its unique period and modern architecture reminiscent of cities from all around the world.
Locations
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.  
  • 20 sound stages

  • 1,200 to 36,000 square feet

  • Clear height up to 50 feet

  • More than 75,000 square feet of production office space

Michel Trudel

President
michel.trudel@mels-studios.com
+1 514 866-2170

  • Studios (100,000 square feet)

  • ​8 sound stages (+ 80,000 square feet)

  • 4 studios with cyclorama

  • 29,500 square feet of production office space

Alex Daigle

Sales Director

alex@mtlgrande.com

+1 514 586-5044

More than 1 000 000 square feet of studio backlot available
 
 
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.

AQTIS

 

The Alliance québécoise des techniciens et techniciennes de l'image et du son (AQTIS - Alliance of Image and Sound Technicians) represents some 6200 freelance professionals in more than 134 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 500 members working in occupations that cover a broad range of film and television production, both at the artistic and logistical levels.

IATSE 514 / IATSE 667

 

I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 represents camera professionals and unit publicists who work in all phases of Motion Picture productions filmed or electronically recorded for theatrical feature films, films for television, television series, internet productions and corporate video productions, as well as working at live events.

 
The I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 membership is comprised of unit publicists and a variety of professional camera people working in different positions based on their experience, skills and the nature of the recorded media.

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

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. 

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.

 
Service providers
Over 40 VFX and animation companies are here to serve you. Montréal also is home to all the service providers you may need for your projects. 
 
Tax credits

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

 
 

logistics and permits

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.

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).

Express Agreement

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 five (5) 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.

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

 

team

Thomas Ramoisy

Director

+1 514 872-2883

Yan Ethier

Promotion

Locations, infrastructures and ressources

+1 514 872-1503

Lucie-Aline Roy

Liaison Officer

Logistics and permits

+1 514 872-5055

Amélie Carrizey

Liaison Officer

Logistics and permits

+1 514 872-1162

Valérie Martel

Liaison Officer

Logistics and permits

+1 514 872-1023

+1 514 872-3102

Elsa St-Denis

Commissioner

+1 514 872-1164

 

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