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Les Films du 3 Mars

2025, Parthenais, #245
Montréal QC, H2K 3T2
Canada +1 514 523 8530

The team

Benjamin Hogue

Executive Director
Clotilde Vatrinet

Events Director
Sylvain Lavigne

Director of Marketing
Stefan Kuhnlein

Philippe Gendron-Comeau

Digital distribution coordinator
Jeanne Lesage

Communication and digital distribution manager


Les Films du 3 Mars (F3M) promotes Quebec and Canadian auteur films nationally and internationally. From ideation through the final cut and onto the screen, we put our expertise toward helping our members market and distribute their work.

A leader in the distribution of feature documentaries, F3M also promotes works of every genre and length. We strive to cultivate a taste for original works of quality among our viewers while ensuring representativity based on the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).


Les Films du 3 Mars (F3M) came into being on February 24, 2005, with a membership of 45 filmmakers. Board elections were held at the founding general meeting on March 3 of that year. 


Not long afterwards, F3M announced its first theatrical release: Sylvie Groulx’s La classe de madame Lise, which won the Jutra Award (Iris) for best feature-length documentary in 2006. Within the space of just a few years, the organization took on a key role as a distributor of documentary films in Quebec, racking up box office hits like Godin by Simon Beaulieu and Over My Dead Body by Brigitte Poupart. 


Audiences and critics also enjoyed F3M’s festival selections, including Journey’s End by Jean-François Caissy, The Sower by Julie Perron (Berlinale); At Night They Dance by Isabelle Lavigne and Stéphane Thibault (Cannes); The Amina Profile by Sophie Deraspe (Sundance); and ZIVA POSTEC. The Editor Behind The Film Shoah (Rotterdam International). These and many other titles caught the eye of international programmers. 


In the field of short films, emerging young artists such as Maxime Giroux, Marie-Ève Juste, Caroline Monnet and Yan Giroux garnered attention while enhancing and deepening F3M’s catalogue through the singularity of their formal narrative approach. 


Meanwhile, F3M became a leading force in the development of digital distribution by making its entire catalogue available via video on demand in 2013. Its own subscription-based distribution platform was launched in 2018. 


Reflecting its ongoing commitment to showcase local creative talent, F3M decided in 2020 to place greater emphasis on cross-Canada distribution, as well as on international sales of its catalogue. It also continues to distribute films on the Quebec market. 


F3M’s efforts have been honoured on multiple occasions. In 2015, it was nominated for the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s Grand Prix in recognition of its high-energy approach and global success. Over the years, F3M’s films have won hundreds of awards in Quebec and around the world. 


  1. Commitment

F3M is committed to putting works by Quebec and Canadian auteur filmmakers on the map. Attentive to our members, our dedicated team prioritizes integrity, service quality and unmitigated support.

Our commitment also includes making every effort to ensure the longevity, distribution and accessibility of Quebec and Canadian auteur cinema around the world.


  1. Teamwork

F3M promotes group decision-making that involves both employees and the community (members and partners). An attitude of listening, caring and respect creates a space where everyone can express their ideas and work to achieve common goals.


  1. Openness

One of F3M’s core values is openness, an outlook that entails curiosity, tolerance and the desire to explore new ideas and share new points of view.

Our openness is also expressed through the use of workplace practices that align with the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.


  1. Creativity

F3M’s team expresses a high degree of creativity in its search for innovative solutions and distribution strategies adapted to today’s environment.

Administrative Council

Diya Angela | President Ansfrid Tchetchenigbo | Vice-president
Sandrine Archambault | Treasurer Jérémie Battaglia | Secretary
Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush | Administrator Helgi Piccinin | Administrator
Rocío Barba Fuentes | Administrator

Grantmakers partners

Conseils des arts et des lettres du Québec Conseils des arts du Canada Conseil des arts de Montréal SODEC Téléfilm Canada