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Donations and acquisitions

One of the Cinémathèque’s main means of acquisition for all its collections is through donations of various items from filmmakers, video makers, artists, craftspersons, producers, collectors, researchers and teachers in the fields of cinema, television, video and new media.

As an organization recognized by the Quebec and Canadian governments as a museum and archive, the Cinémathèque québécoise accepts numerous donations and bequests each year.

Please note that film and video archival deposits are accepted only for the cinema, television, video and new media (CTVNM) collections; the ancillary collections and the Mediathèque accept only donations, not deposits.

Les réserves de la médiathèque de la Cinémathèque québécoise

Guy-L.-Coté media library | photographer: Raphaël Thibodeau

Submitting a cultural good for acquisition by the Cinémathèque

To offer a donation, please complete the forms appropriate for the nature of your donation. Once completed, please send them to us by email.

Form 1
Form 2
Form 3
Affiche du film Comment conquérir l'Amérique en une nuit (Dany Laferrière)

Based on the policies of the Cinémathèque québécoise and the tax codes of Canada and Quebec, your donation may be eligible for a charitable donation tax receipt, but must also be catalogued, processed and appraised by the Cinémathèque’s experts or outside experts. All acquisitions must be confirmed by contract, and the items cannot be delivered to the Cinémathèque québécoise before the contract is signed.

Acquisition process for cultural goods