CODE OF ETHICS
To carry out its mission, the APFTQ has adopted a Code of Ethics. Any producer wishing to become a member of the APFTQ must adhere to this code. Instituted in 1993, it was revised in 2000.
The APFTQ represents and defends the interests of its members with governments and film- and television-related organizations, both federal and provincial.
The APFTQ offers its members consulting services on industrial relations, copyright, financing and taxation.
The APFTQ, on behalf of the independent production sector, negotiates all collective agreements with artists’ associations and technicians’ unions recognized under the Act respecting the Professional Status and Conditions of Engagement of Performing, Recording and Film Artists.
The APFTQ organizes an annual convention involving the industry’s key players, publishes an annual economic profile of the production sector and provides various training and professional development opportunities.
The APFTQ intervenes on international issues such as coproduction, copyright and cultural diversity.
The association has operated since 1966 but was incorporated only in 1971. Originally known as the Association des producteurs de films du Québec (APFQ), it became the Association des producteurs de films et de vidéo du Québec (APFVQ) in 1986, and then the Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ) in 1990.
Today, the APFTQ represents more than 130 companies producing theatrical features, television programs of all types (documentary, drama, variety, animation, magazines, reality TV, etc.) and commercials. The APFTQ also has individual freelance members (line producers, production managers and production accountants).