Main Film

Our Organisation

Established in 1982, Main Film is an artist-run center which mandate is to support independant filmmakers in defining their artistic voices and cinemagraphic vision by way of artistic practice and development no matter the medium, practice, experience or broadcasting context.

Main Film is a space dedicated to independant cinematographic creation. It acts particularly in favor of emerging filmmakers and its’ goal is to provide whatever means necessary at their disposal to accompany them in defining their artistic vision, which we consider to be the driving force behind any creative process.

We thus garanty the artist’s total creative freedom no matter the form chosen, the medium used, the broadcasting location, or the cinematographic practice.

Main Film wishes, throughout all of its activities, to accompany filmmakers in defining themselves as artists and favors emerging new cinematographic vocies

We act on 2 levels and complement offers from other artistic centers ecosystem. We offer filmmakers :

-To free themselves as much as possible from any material and financial constraints limiting creativity, creation and practice,

-Artistic development with reknowned artists and ease their establishment in the filmmaking industry

We put at their disposal our human and material ressources as well as a unique space dedicated to creation in a welcoming environment.

The artist thusly accompanied will be able to better his practice, hone his artistic vision and experiment and explore his art.

We wish to push forward the upbringing of emerging artists’ with a unique style and artistic process, thus enriching, renewing and diversifying the cultural landscape through audacious and strong works of art.



Leïla Oulmi, General Director

Alexis Landriault, Technical Coordinator

Gabrielle Bergeron-Leduc, Technical Coordination Assistant

Sara Belayachi, Member Services Coordinator

Board Members

  • Bachir Bensaddek, President
  • Mark Morgenstern, Vice-President
  • Martin Daigneault, Treasurer
  • Joe Balass, Secretary
  • Stéphane Moraille, Administrator
  • Christophe Langevin, Administrator
  • Emmanuel Hessler, Administrator


Public Partners

Private Partners



3981, boulevard St-Laurent
Suite 750
Montréal, QC, H2W 1Y5

514 845-7442

Business hours

Monday to Thrusday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m

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For donations over $40, you will receive a charity receipt .

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