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The film industry in Montréal

For more than 60 years, Ville de Montréal has been a major national and international film and television production centre. The city is home to the headquarters of the acclaimed National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

A city of images, Montréal is considered to be the cradle of film production in Canada. Its urban heritage, in which historic buildings rub shoulders with a modern cityscape, serves as the ideal backdrop to depict North American or European scenes.

With approximately 35,000 direct industry jobs, 500 production and distribution companies and more than 600 films shot every year in Montréal, the audiovisual sector is a major contributor to the city’s economy. More than 50 film studios are also located here, including one of the largest in North America, Studio H at Mel’s Cité du Cinéma, as well as several television studios, including PMT Video, Technicolor and Télé-Québec. 

Among the many films shot in Montréal: 

  • 300  Zack Snyder
  • Café de flore - Jean-Marc Vallée
  • Everything Will Be Fine - Wim Wenders
  • Mommy - Xavier Dolan
  • Monsieur Lazhar - Philippe Falardeau
  • The Aviator - Martin Scorsese
  • The Terminal  Steven Spielberg
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  David Fincher
  • The Day After Tomorrow  Roland Emmerich
  • Life of Pi – Ang Lee
  • Xmen Days of Future Past  Bryan Singer
  • L'ange gardien  Jean-Sébastien Lord
  • Gabrielle  Louise Archambault
  • Louis Cyr  Daniel Roby