The Cinémathèque québécoise was founded in 1963 by a passionate group of filmmakers. Today, it is a major institution whose mission is to acquire, document and safeguard Quebec’s cinema, television and audio-visual heritage, as well as that of international animation. It also collects significant works of Canadian and world cinema for screenings focused on culture and education.
Located in the heart of Montreal’s entertainment district, the Quartier des spectacles, the Cinémathèque is above all a place of inspiration, discussion and sharing based on a philosophy of openness. Film has been the Cinémathèque’s driving force since its inception. Today the institution offers artists, professionals and the public inclusive, relevant and bold initiatives and activities that help participants fully grasp the creative process.
The Cinémathèque québécoise is the cornerstone of efforts to safeguard and showcase Quebec’s audio-visual heritage. It is a leader in the preservation and celebration of international animated cinema.