Activity: Purchases films for airline companies
For short film acquisitions:
Running time: Usually between 5' and 15'
Types: Anything but experimental or horror. Preferred: Comedy - Fiction - Documentary - Animation
Version: English subtitles
License Period: 2 months - 4 months - Non exclusive
Price: From $500 to $700, depending on length and quality
Territories: Canada - In-flight rights
Broadcasting: Video on Demand in Air Canada planes
Presence at Festivals & Markets: Trouville, Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Aix-en-Provence, Berlin, Hot Docs, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Banff World Television Festival, imagineNATIVE, Reel Asian, etc.
Films bought per year, on average: Between 40 and 75 - Between 25% and 45% of the films bought are French or French speaking.
They negociate with distributors rather than producers.
They essentially focus on the films' quality.