Established in 1982, Main Film is an artist-run center which aims to support independent filmmakers in defining their artistic voices and cinematic vision by helping them develop and hone into their practice.
Main Film is a place dedicated to independent film creation. In particular, it acts in favor of emerging filmmakers and has for mission to put at their disposal all the means in their possession to accompany them while defining their artistic vision, which constitutes for us the only defining authority in the creation process.
We guarantee the artist’s total creative freedom no matter the form, context or intended audience.
Main Film wishes, through its various activities, to help filmmakers define themselves as artists and encourage the emergence of new cinematographic talents.
For this, we act on two levels, hand-in-hand with an artist’s consortium ideology.
We propose to filmmakers to:
We put at our member’s disposal our human and material resources as well as a space dedicated to creation and a benevolent environment.
The accompanied artist is able to improve his practice, refine their author’s vision, experiment and explore their art.
We wish to work for the emergence of artists with a unique style and artistic approach, enriching, renewing and diversifying the cultural landscape through strong and bold works.
Leïla Oulmi, Executive Director (elle | she – her)
Alexis Landriault, Technical Director (il – lui | he – him)
Chloé Désiré, Events and Member services Manager (elle | she – her)
Théo Parent, Technical Coordinator (il – lui | he – him)
Nada El-Omari, Support Programs and Partnerships Manager (elle | she – her)
Irina Tempea, P·R·I·S·M·E program Coordinator (elle | she – her)
Lucie Lauzon, Accountant (elle | she – her)
Montréal, QC, H2K 3T2
Monday to Thrusday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Main Film acknowledges that it is located on unceded Indigenous lands, of which the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.