THE ADVANTAGES
OF MONTRÉAL
HOT SPOT FOR VISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION CREATION
With over 40 visual-effects and animation companies, Montréal is one of the world’s largest postproduction hub;

Montréal and Québec City are recognized for their highly qualified, talented, creative, and performing digital-arts workforce;

Guided by their creative energy, Montréal studios collaborate to propose a distinctive service offering and expertise, making large-scale projects possible;

Strategically located and resolutely international, local companies have a knack for understanding the needs of North-American and European clients;

Québec companies specializing in visual effects are known worldwide for their creativity and innovation with large corporations such as Cirque du Soleil, Moment Factory and Autodesk.

“Montreal is a young and dynamic city with an exceptional heritage in the field of digital imaging. Nearly 30 years ago, Softimage revolutionized the world of visual effects. And the metropolis has never stopped innovating since, and it goes ever further on the international front”.
TAX CREDIT FOR VISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION
Québec offers advantageous rebates, some of the best in North America:

  • 20% cash-back for all expenses;
  • 16% bonus on all CGI and green screen shots;
  • No minimum amount spent, no cap.

In Québec, the tax credit is applicable to all expenditures. The producer has no obligation to release the film in Québec.

This tax credit corresponds to 20% of all expenditures paid to Québec residents or Québec companies, with no prescribed limit.

The aim of the discount for special effects and computer animation is to support the technological development of the industry in Québec. The discount offers an additional support of 16% for eligible labour costs (extended definition) related to the making of special effects and computer animation, as well as filming in front of a chromatic screen (eligible cinema or television production).

On the federal level, Canada offers an additional tax credit of 16% on all Canadian labour expenditures, net of assistance received (such as provincial tax credits) for these expenditures.

YOUR TAX CREDIT COULD REACH UP TO 43%. For more information, contact us at 514-499-7070 or, toll free, at 1-866-320-3456, or visit the Québec Film and Television Council’s website.

CALCULATOR

Find out how tax credits can apply to your project: Use the calculator below. Note that these rates are provided for information purposes only. They in no way constitute an official estimate for tax credits. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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WORLD-CLASS PRODUCTION CENTRE
Montréal and Québec City have always been hubs of commerce between Europe and the Americas. Today, they combine the charm of European heritage and the attraction of North American efficiency.

Québec offers an extraordinary variety of first-rate landscapes, decors and infrastructures, as well as extremely varied easily accessible filming locations.

North America’s two oldest towns, Old Montreal and Québec City, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage gem, make it possible to film sequences with various feels: urban or bucolic, modern or historical, North American, European, and more.

Leading-edge technological infrastructure and resources make it possible to create large-scale productions requiring studio space with over 30,000 square feet of chromatic screen.

The competence of local technicians and talent of our numerous artists are recognized worldwide.

OVERVIEW

  • CA$273 million in foreign production expenditures
  • 35,000 direct jobs in cinema and television production
  • 500 production and broadcasting companies
  • 170 foreign shootings over the past 5 years
  • Stand-in for several North-American and European cities
  • Largest concentration of modern studios using leading-edge technology in Canada
  • Several “A” level teams to serve large-budget productions
  • Technicians with solid experience
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