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Canada Economic Development

February 18, 2014 10:30 ET

Outaouais Film Festival Sees big

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 18, 2014) - Canada Economic Development

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the Outaouais Film Festival has been granted financial support to commercialize this major cultural event outside Quebec.

This assistance is awarded in the form of a $64,948 non-repayable financial contribution through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • This investment will serve, among others, to implement an Internet promotional campaign, develop and improve the Web site, and produce advertising material.
  • For a 16th year, the Outaouais Film Festival will present some 100 films of all genres―feature-length, short, animated and documentary films over eight consecutive days.
  • The Festival raises the profile of the city of Gatineau while generating significant economic benefits for the region.

Quotes

"By renewing its support for the promotion of the Outaouais Film Festival outside Quebec, our Government is contributing to the economic development of the region and the growth of its tourism industry, as well as creating jobs."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"The Outaouais Film Festival extends heartfelt thanks to Canada Economic Development for supporting innovative projects that raise the cultural profile of the city of Gatineau."

Didier Farré, Director of the Outaouais Film Festival

Related link

Outaouais Film Festival Web site: http://offestival.com/

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