A Frame By Frame Chronicle of a Unique Collection: Animation at the Cinémathèque Québécoise
The Cinémathèque in Brief Translated from French by William Moritz.
Founded in 1963 by a group of passionate film lovers and filmmakers, the Cinémathèque Québécoise has the mission of preserving and documenting the heritage of film and television animation in order to distribute, make known and render it accessible to a larger and more diversified public. Its expertise is universally recognized in the domain of Canadian and Quebecoise film production, as well as that of international animation. Over the past 30 years, the efforts devoted to the preservation of this film heritage, and the efforts deployed more recently in the area of television archiving, have allowed the Cinematheque to assemble invaluable collections. Consecrated to the past and turned toward the future, the Cinémathèque Québécoise is the museum of the moving image at Montreal!
We are a place which welcomes all those interested in the history, present and future of the cinema, television and new media world:
The essentials of this article are derived from a text prepared by Louise Beaudet, published in 1988 in issue No. 38 of the magazine Copie Zero.
Jean Hamel has been director of communications for the Cinémathèque Québécoise for the last eight years. He has been working in the field of cinema since 1978.
The Cinémathèque in Brief
Translated from French by William Moritz.