Quebecor Fund announces list of funded producers and distributors under its Event and Film Production Assistance Program (EFPAP)
MONTRÉAL, Feb. 23, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Following January 31, 2017 submissions, the Quebecor Fund Board of Directors has announced the names of the production companies and distributors whose projects will receive funding in the 13th round of the Event and Film Production Assistance Program (EFPAP). The selected producers and distributors will share a total of $946,000 in funding. The four successful projects will be produced and distributed by the following Canadian companies: GO Films L.P.R.S. Inc., Production Caramel Films Inc., CarpeDiem Film & TV Inc., Les Productions Orange Films Inc., Les Films Séville Inc., Les Films Christal s.e.c., Les Éditions CarpeDiem Film & TV Inc. and Orange Médias Inc.
Quebecor Fund’s EFPAP program 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 at the development stage;
enable the creative / production team to produce a work as close as possible to its original creative vision;
support television coverage of events with French-language Canadian content;
back television coverage of events that are supported by integrated promotion and are distributed on multiple platforms, including TV on demand;
help recipients realize a return on investment in order to increase the Fund’s impact.
Quebecor Fund, a major source of financing for Canadian television, event and film production and for digital media content, is an independent fund with a mission to support the development, production and marketing of high-quality content and its exploitation on digital platforms that use information and communication technologies, such as video on demand (VoD), mobile devices and high-speed Internet. Its Export Assistance Program (EXAP) supports export initiatives by funding the development of audiovisual content adapted for non-Québec and international markets as well as marketing efforts.
Quebecor Fund was established through Videotron Ltd., which provides nearly $7 million annually in broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the Canadian industry. Under its Event and Film Production Assistance Program (EFPAP), launched in September 2010, Quebecor Fund has granted 54 film projects and 13 event projects financial assistance totalling more than $10 million to date.
Producer: Go Films L.P.R.S. Inc.
Distributor: Les Films Séville Inc.
1991, the third part of Ricardo Trogi’s trilogy, catches up with Ricardo at age 21, now a university student setting off to Italy to follow his life partner, who doesn’t know it yet.
Producer: Production Caramel Films Inc.
Distributor: Les Films Christal s.e.c.
Set against the background of the Great Depression and the nascent fight for women’s rights, the film tells the story of Mary Travers Bolduc’s life: her dazzling career, troubled marriage, touching relationship with her eldest daughter. Directed by François Bouvier, screenplay by Frédéric Ouellet, starring Debbie Lynch-White.
La Course des tuques
Producer: CarpeDiem Film & TV Inc.
International distributor: Les Éditions CarpeDiem Film & TV Inc.
Canadian distributor: Les Films Séville Inc.
François “Les Lunettes” and his friends are determined to win what promises to be a spectacular sled race. But Zac, a newcomer to the villager, proves to be a formidable and unscrupulous opponent. The animated film is a sequel to La Guerre des tuques 3D (Snowtime).
Producer: Les Productions Orange Films Inc.
Distributor: Orange Médias Inc.
How did generous, mild-mannered Francis wind up behind bars? We’ll get the answer to that question when an expert is called in to shed light on five curious incidents. He also has to figure out whether Francis is the man he claims to be. The fourth feature film from director Marc-André Lavoie is a detective yarn starring Emmanuel Bilodeau.
Quebecor Fund, a non-profit organization, is a private fund incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. The Board of Directors is responsible for all decisions pertaining to the Fund, including its priorities, 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) will be in late May or early June 2017 (exact date to be determined). The next deadline for submissions for the Main Television Production Assistance Program (MPAP) is Monday, April 3, 2017. For more information, see the guidelines on the Quebecor Fund website at www.quebecorfund.ca.
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