FONDS MELS RENEWED FOR SECOND YEAR!
$1 MILLION TO SUPPORT FILM PRODUCTION IN QUEBEC
After a resoundingly successful first year, Fonds MELS is back for year 2. The MELS team is pleased to continue its support for filmmaking in Quebec with its $1 million assistance program for Quebec directors and producers of low-budget ($1.5 million or less) feature-length documentary or fiction films. In 2019, the fund gave seven feature films a hand up and enabled a good number of creators to realize their vision.
Vital support for production
Fonds MELS provides production support, including equipment rental, sound and picture postproduction and visual effects services, covering up to a maximum of 20% of the total production budget.
“We are very pleased to answer the call for the second year in a row and support cinematographic talent – emerging artists and established filmmakers alike – in Quebec,” says Marie-Christine Jean, Director of Business Development at MELS. “Quebec cinema has proven itself around the world and shown that our industry is bursting with creativity. What it sometimes lacks is means. This is why MELS decided to renew its funding program and reaffirm its support for Quebec’s cultural development.”
In addition to the budget and format requirements (Quebec-made feature-length documentary or fiction film at least 60 minutes in length), applicants must have a contract with a distributor or broadcaster guaranteeing commercial distribution. The production must also be backed by at least one of the following institutions: Telefilm Canada, Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebecor Fund or the Harold Greenberg Fund.
The deadline for applications is June 1, 2020. The required documents must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Carrier appointed President of MELS
France Lauzière, President and CEO of TVA Group, announces the appointment of Martin Carrier as President of MELS.See
Our photochemical laboratory modernizes and is ready to hire!See
The program is out for this year's Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma!See
Appointment in the visual effects studio!
Christina Wise is appointed to the position of Director of Visual Effects – VFX!See
The finalists for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards were announced this week!
Several feature films and series we worked on have been nominated as finalists in various categories at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards!See
SEE nominated at VES – what an accomplishment for our VFX team!
The precision and details of the visual effects required profuse resources of imagination and creativity from our artists!See
Dolby ATMOS: New service offer coming 2020!
It is with great enthusiasm that we are proud to announce Mels will be offering sound post production services in ATMOS starting in 2020!See
Seven Quebec Feature Films to Benefit from Fonds MELS
$1 million to be shared among local creative talent and producersSee
The Prix Gémeaux nominations are out!
We worked hard this year. In Best Sound, Fiction, our artists contributed to all series nominated!!!See