Quebecor Inc.

Quebecor Inc.

September 24, 2013 11:00 ET

For the 5th Year in a Row, Quebecor is Proud to Sponsor the Festival du nouveau cinema

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 24, 2013) - Quebecor is proud to be associated with the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) for the 5th consecutive year as the presenting sponsor. The 42nd edition of the FNC, to be held from October 9 to 20, 2013, will offer movie buffs a full schedule of innovative films from Québec and around the world. In addition to providing financial support, Quebecor is backing the festival with a promotional campaign in its media outlets, including Le Journal de Montréal, Le Journal de Québec, 24 Heures, the TVA Network, the Canoë Internet portal and STM bus shelters.

"With its unique brand, its innovative spirit, its sense of event, its always compelling, always varied program and its sure instinct for what is new and edgy, the FNC is a festival that Quebecor is very pleased to support," said Robert Dépatie, President and CEO of Quebecor. "We particularly appreciate its avant-garde approach. Every year, the FNC takes festival-goers on a journey of discovery: it showcases not only films that use new technology or new media, thereby helping to shape the cinema of the present and the future, but bold new works of all kinds from Québec and abroad. Quebecor has long been committed to supporting the dissemination of film. The arts are a vital part of our lives. Cinema enriches us and gives us a different take on the world. I wish all festival-goers and very enjoyable experience packed with exciting discoveries."

Quebecor has been helping to bring movies to the people for years. In addition to the FNC, it sponsors the World Film Festival and the Festival du Cinéma de la Ville de Québec (FCVQ). As well, Quebecor has set up Éléphant : mémoire du cinéma québécois, a large-scale project to restore and digitally remaster in HD all the feature films ever made in Québec, and to make them available to the public once they have been digitized. Nearly 200 movies are already available on Videotron's illico service at channel 900, and illico mobile.

About Quebecor

Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is a holding company with a 75.4% interest in Quebecor Media Inc., one of Canada's largest media groups, with more than 16,000 employees. Quebecor Media Inc., through its subsidiary Videotron Ltd., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services, cable telephony and mobile telephony. Through Sun Media Corporation, Quebecor Media Inc. is the largest publisher of newspapers in Canada. It also operates and its network of English- and French-language Internet properties in Canada. In the broadcasting segment, Quebecor Media Inc. operates, through TVA Group Inc., the number one French language conventional television network in Québec, a number of specialty channels and, through Sun Media Corporation, the English-language SUN News channel. Another subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., Nurun Inc., is a major interactive technologies and communications agency with offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Quebecor Media Inc. is also active in magazine publishing (Publications TVA Inc.), book publishing and distribution (Sogides Group Inc., CEC Publishing Inc.), the production, distribution and retailing of cultural products (Archambault Group Inc.), sporting and cultural event management (Event Management Gestev Inc.), video game development (BlooBuzz Inc.), DVD, Blu-ray disc and videogame rental and retailing (Le SuperClub Vidéotron ltée), the printing and distribution of community newspapers and flyers (Quebecor Media Printing Inc., Quebecor Media Network Inc.), outdoor advertising (Quebecor Media Out of Home), news content production and distribution (QMI Agency), and multiplatform advertising solutions (Quebecor Media Sales).

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