Quebec Film & Photography Production Services.
Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Quebec? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.
Want to know more about shooting in Quebec? See below for an introduction to Quebec locations, permits, when to shoot, crew, equipment, studios, post production, tax incentives, and film friendly hotels.
Film Locations. Canada’s largest province, Quebec is best known for its distinctively French culture and architecture. Outside of the cities, the landscape along the St Lawrence river is hilly and pastoral, with barren mountains in the north, and thousands of miles of Atlantic and Hudson Bay coastline. Quebec boasts 3 national parks, 23 provincial parks and 15 wildlife reserves. The province has over 100,000 lakes. Main agricultural locations of interest include corn fields, dairy, cranberry and apple farms, as well as sugar bushes for the production of maple syrup. The province also has many picturesque villages.
The cosmopolitan metropolis Montreal is Quebec’s largest city and main production center. Montreal has been used by productions to double for cities such as Paris, Berlin, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Baltimore. The city offers some impressive architecture including period French buildings in Old Town, modern office towers, Quartier international, Habitat 67, and 1976 Summer Olympics venues. Underneath the city you can find a vast network of walkways, stores and the metro system. Montreal also offers several interesting neighborhoods, city parks, and impressive museums.
Quebec City is the capital. Its cobblestoned streets and old French architecture makes it easily double for a small French village. Locations of note include the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and Place D’Armes.
Quebec has hosted a long list of productions including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Blades of Glory, Life of Pi, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Catch Me If You Can, and The Aviator, to name a few.
Quebec Film Location Permits are required for filming on public property. There are three regional film offices in charge of permits and licenses. Regions not covered by these offices require consultation and permission from relevant local authorities. Please contact us for location specific information.
When to shoot? Quebec has a typical four-season climate. Winters (November to April) are very long, cold and snowy, particularly the farther north you go. February to April is when maple syrup is made. Spring (April to May) brings flowers and warm weather. Summers (June to September) can get very hot and humid. Fall (October to November) brings colorful leaves.
Quebec is home to a long list of festivals and events including the Canadian F1 Grand Prix (June), Montreal International Jazz Festival (June / July), and the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (July).
Crews and equipment. Montreal is the gateway to filming in Quebec, the Maritimes, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Montreal has world renowned, experienced creative and technical crews that specialize in servicing a broad spectrum of productions from Hollywood feature films to commercial stills. Montreal offers both Panavision and Arri equipment as well as several boutique equipment companies.
Contact us if you are looking for a Montreal or Quebec City based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew in Quebec.
Studios. Quebec has several state of the art studio facilities.
Post Production. Quebec has over 40 visual effects companies.
Tax Incentives. Quebec offers a refundable tax credit of 25% on qualifying Quebec spend, plus an additional 20% credit on qualifying animation and SPFX Quebec labor spend. This can be added to the Canada Federal Tax Incentive which is 16% on qualifying Canadian labor spend.
Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay and other areas of Quebec.
Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Quebec, please see below:
If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer in Quebec, please contact us.
Down Time. Montreal has an impressive arts scene, great restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. Try the poutine and local beer.