MONTREAL, Jan. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebecor Fund Board of Directors is
pleased to announce the names of the eight production companies and
three distributors that will receive first-round funding under the new
Event and Film Production Assistance Program (EFPAP), following January
7, 2011 submissions. A combined total of $916,000 will be distributed
to the successful applicants: the television event producer Productions
Select TV Inc., the feature film producers Cité Amérique Inc., Lyla
Films Inc., Cinémaginaire inc., Item 7 Inc., Lusio Films inc., ACPAV
Inc., and Max Films inc., and the distributors Alliance Vivafilm Inc.,
Remstar Films Inc. and Les Films Séville Inc.
Quebecor Fund seeks to capture synergies with all industry stakeholders
in order to:
support the production of Canadian French-language feature films;
support multiplatform exploitation of feature films and, in particular,
foster integrated marketing strategies with an interactive component,
starting from the development stage;
enable the creative and production teams to produce a work as close as
possible to their original creative vision;
support the production of events with Canadian content;
support the production of events with integrated promotion and
distribution on multiple platforms, including TV on demand;
help producers realize a return on investment in order to increase the
Quebecor Fund, a major source of financing for the production of
Canadian television content, is an independent fund with a mission to
support television and film production projects as well as interactive
multimedia content related to those projects using new information and
communication technologies, particularly on platforms such as
high-speed Internet, interactive television (ITV), video on demand
(VoD), and/or various fixed and mobile devices.
Quebecor Fund was established through Videotron Ltd., which provides
over $6.8 million annually in broadcasting distribution undertaking
(BDU) contributions to the Canadian industry.
Le Retour de nos Idoles
Television producer: Productions Select TV Inc. - Event producer: Musicor Spectacles
Le Retour de nos Idoles is a high-profile event emceed by Michel Drucker and Michel Jasmin,
featuring 16 singing stars from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Producer: Cité Amérique inc. - Distributor: Alliance Vivafilm Inc.
In the small-town world of storyteller Fred Pellerin, Ésimésac tells the tale of a man who organizes a community gardening project in
the village of St-Élie-de-Caxton. But the coming of the railway
threatens to upset all his plans.
Producer: Lyla Films Inc. - Distributor: Alliance Vivafilm Inc.
Bernard Bossé is one of the most powerful and influential businessmen in
Québec. His name is linked to every big deal and major scandal. A
not-always-flattering but invariably entertaining depiction of the
world of money and corruption.
Le Projet Omertà
Producer: Cinémaginaire inc. - Distributor: Alliance Vivafilm Inc.
The popular TV series Omertà comes to the big screen. Pierre Gauthier is back in Le Projet Omertà, a movie about double agents, detectives and criminals in which nobody
plays by the rules.
Café de Flore
Producer: Item 7 Inc. - Distributor: Alliance Vivafilm Inc.
Café de Flore tells the interlocking tales of a single mother in Paris, a Montréal DJ
and the women in his life. Their paths are linked by love in all its
disturbing, fumbling imperfection. From the writer and director of
C.R.A.Z.Y., Jean-Marc Vallée.
Producer: Lusio Films inc. - Distributor: Remstar Films Inc.
Le Torrent, written and directed by Simon Lavoie, is based on a short story by
Anne Hébert. In 1922, on an isolated farm in Québec, an unwed mother
struggles to raise her son. To atone for her sin, she pushes him into
Tout ce que tu possèdes
Producer: ACPAV Inc. - Distributor: Les Films Séville Inc.
A man renounces a large inheritance because the property was acquired by
illicit means. Then he is reunited with the teenage daughter whose
mother he abandoned while she was pregnant. Written and directed by
Producer: Max Films inc. - Distributor: Remstar Films Inc.
Liverpool is a romantic comedy written and directed by Manon Briand. A coat check
girl in a bar tries to return a coat to its owner and gets more
excitement than she bargained for. A secret admirer from the bar risks
his life to save her.
Quebecor Fund, a non-profit organization, is a private fund incorporated
as a company without capital stock under Part 2 of the Canada
Corporations Act. The Board of Directors is responsible for all
decisions pertaining to the Fund, including its direction, and is
entirely and exclusively responsible for its funding decisions. The
next deadline for applications for funding under the Event and Film
Production Assistance Program (EFPAP) is June 3, 2011. The date of the
next round of funding under the Main Television Production Assistance
Program (MPAP) is April 1, 2011. For more information, see the
guidelines on the Quebecor Fund website at www.fondsquebecor.ca.
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For further information:
Serge Thibaudeau, CEO
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