What is Éléphant?

For 10 years, Éléphant: The memory of Québec cinema
has been gradually digitizing and restoring all the Québec fiction feature films ever made and making them readily available. It is preserving for future generations millions of images of Québec’s history: three-quarters of a century of our lives, our customs, our habits, our architecture and our landscapes. This treasured family album is accessible anytime on illico (Videotron) and iTunes.

Since Éléphant was launched in November 2008, almost 225 films have been digitally remastered: 225 movies brought back to life! Some had been in such poor condition that they could no longer be screened. Without Éléphant, much of Québec’s cinematographic heritage would have been lost forever.

Aside from a small amount to cover a portion of the platform’s operating costs, all revenues from distribution of the movies on illico go to the rights holders and filmmakers. Éléphant is a philanthropic project from which Quebecor derives no financial benefit.

Éléphant on the Web

The Éléphant website at elephantcinema.quebec is a gold mine of information and indispensable reference source on Québec movies. It lists all Québec fiction feature films, past and present, and contains a wealth of fascinating exclusive content, hundreds of exclusive in-depth interviews with the people who have shaped Québec cinema, trailers, video excerpts, special reports, detailed movie info, on-set stills and film industry news. Visitors can also peruse the catalogue of movies available for rental and order one by clicking on the illico or iTunes icon.

Éléphant on the big screen

For movie buffs who prefer the big-screen experience, Éléphant has teamed up with the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montréal and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in Québec City to present monthly screenings of movies from its catalogue. Often, the director or one of the stars is present and the screening is followed by a discussion with the audience, usually moderated by Marie-José Raymond.

Éléphant around the world

The movies digitized and restored by Éléphant are available everywhere in Canada via the iTunes Store, and also in US, in Europe, and in all African countries where French or English is an official language. All the films are in French and English (dubbed or subtitled). As well, 50 movies from Éléphant’s catalogue are available in all Spanish-speaking countries with Spanish subtitles. Québec movies can therefore be seen at all times almost anywhere on the planet!


illico, channel 900
(Videotron customers)

Go the channel 900, select “Movies” from the pulldown list on the home screen menu, and then “Répertoire Éléphant”

To download the illico app :

Rent an Éléphant film on iTunes :


Consult the complete list of movies that are available for rent

Go to our site to see the full list of movies available on illico and iTunes elephantcinema.quebec/louer/


NON-PROFIT ! With the exception of a small amount to cover part of the platform’s operating costs, all revenues from the distribution of the films on illico goes to the people who make Québec movies


NEARLY 11 MILLIONS spent by Quebecor since 2007


MORE THAN 100 FILMS SCREENED at festivals and cultural institutions


MORE THAN 225 FILMS AVAILABLE 24/7 on illico Cloud and on iTunes.


MORE THAN 350 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS with the builders of Québec cinema

250 000+

MORE THAN 250,000 UNIQUE VISITORS and nearly 750,000 page views on the Éléphant website in the last two years

500 000+

MORE THAN HALF A MILLION Éléphant movie schedules inserted in newspapers every year

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