Les Films du 3 Mars, one of Canada’s major distributors of independent documentaries, is excited to make five of its feature films available on iTunes and Apple TV. This is possible thanks to a new collaboration with h264, a Quebec-based aggregator that works as an intermediary between distributors and digital platforms.
Sadly, documentary film is often underrepresented. Les Films du 3 Mars and h264 believe in the importance and potential of on-demand video platforms in making documentaries available to a wider audience.
ENSEMBLE, a film by Jean-Nicolas Orhon, is available from today on
iTunes, Apple TV, and Bell Fibe as a result of this first collaboration between Les Films du 3 Mars and h264. The film takes us behind the scenes with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal accompanied by their leader, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, during their first European tour.
“We are pleased to build upon the efforts by Les Films du 3 Mars over the past few years, thus remaining attuned to a diverse and curious audience of viewers who wish to access films in all possible ways. Additionally, the majority of our collection is already available to rent individually, or via subscription to our online platform F3M.ca.”
– Benjamin Hogue,
Executive Director – Les Films du 3 Mars
“The challenge for independent cinema is no longer simply to be present on different platforms, but also to remain visible and easy to find. Aside from our desire to make the films of Les Films du 3 Mars available, we also hope to work alongside them to increase the visibility of documentary films on digital platforms.”
Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne, President – h264
Other films from Les Films du 3 Mars will also be accessible on-demand via iTunes, Apple TV and other platforms, starting in early 2020. These include:
● ZIVA POSTEC: The Editor
Behind the Film Shoah by Catherine
● PRIMAS by Laura Bari
● ISTANBUL ECHOES by Giulia Frati
● THE OTHER RIO by Émilie B. Guérette