The Québec Government Office is proud to join the American Film Institute in welcoming the co-directors of Éléphant: The Memory of Québec Cinema, Marie-José Raymond and Claude Fournier to Washington, to present their restorations of the films ‘Good Riddance’ [Les bons débarras] and ‘August 32nd on Earth’ [Un 32 août sur terre].
Starting July 7 through September 13, the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre in Silver Spring will present a series of Canadian films in honor of Canada’s 150th birthday. Twelve Québécois movies will be featured, including several that have earned Oscar (U.S.), Genie (Canada), César (France) and Cannes Film Festival (France) awards.
On September 21, 2016, the Québec Government Office in Washington will welcome Lion Bus to Washington, D.C. for three events, showcasing its 100% electric school bus at the Embassy of Canada, Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, and at Pepco’s WaterShed Sustainability Center in Rockville, Maryland.
Former Vice-President Al Gore praised Premier Philippe Couillard for Québec’s $25 million contribution to francophone developing nations, to support them as they join the fight against global climate change.
On October 5, 2015, American University's School of International Service in Washington, D.C. will host the conference, Climate Change Governance on the Road to Paris, in partnership with the Québec Government Office in Washington.
Québec City, July 13, 2015 – “We are taking yet another significant step today in the Nation-to-Nation relations between Québec and the Cree.” It is in these terms that Québec Premier Philippe Couillard welcomed Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Matthew Coon Come at the ceremony at which a new partnership and collaboration agreement was signed.
Last Saturday, Michel Robichaud won the 46th edition of the International Song Festival of Granby. The artist from St-Adèle and his band left with $ 60,000 in grant that will allow him to reveal his body of work, in addition to a 25 show European tour in 2016.
Montreal, artistic city. With its museums, festivals, its urban design, its unique music scene and the presence of artists from around the world, Montreal has nothing to envy as other artistic cities like New York or Paris. This is at least the claims of the American site Mic.
Premier Pauline Marois is continuing her economic mission to London and has announced that Cinesite Inc. will set up operations in Montréal. The company will be in charge of the North American activities for the London-based company Cinesite VFX, which specializes in visual and animation effects for film and television.