Press release

Vivats 2021 Gala
Double challenge for responsible events in times of pandemic

Montreal, November 9, 2021 – The events and audiovisual industry is returning to more normal activities in accordance with the health measures in effect, while remaining resolutely focused on its social and environmental responsibility. On November 8, held at the Paradoxe Theatre in Montreal and online, the 10th annual Les Vivats gala, the awards for responsible events presented by LOTO-QUÉBEC and RECYC-QUÉBEC, celebrated the industry’s outstanding achievements. 200 members of the events and audiovisual industry highlighted the work of finalists and winners in eight revamped categories, which newly included the Event City and Eco-responsible Filming awards. The jury ̶ made up of 22 specialists from the event and social responsibility sectors ̶ awarded the Vivats Eco-responsible Filming Set prize for the first time, presented by the Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision du Québec, to the production Le dernier rhinocéros by La Créative Films.

“We are very proud to present the Vivats – Eco-responsible film set award for the very first time. This award is part of the On tourne vert project, launched last April, which aims to make the audiovisual industry an eco-responsible sector. I would like to congratulate the finalists and winners who, through their involvement, are true ambassadors of this project. We are looking forward to discovering the new finalists next year and to continue to be able to affirm that, in Quebec, On tourne vert is now a reality,” says Christine Maestracci, President and CEO of the Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision du Québec.

The objective of the On tourne vert program is to facilitate the adoption of eco-responsible actions during audiovisual productions. Any production, regardless of its size or type, will be able to take advantage of the courses of action and references offered to reduce its impact on the environment. For more information, visit:

Founded in 2015, La Créative Films is a film production company that produces feature and short fiction films. Considering the environmental impact of audiovisual productions, they decided to take a sustainable development approach and implement eco-responsible practices in their audiovisual productions. The first project to benefit from this green shift was the short film “Le dernier rhinocéros” by Guillaume Harvey, shot in July 2021. The team members stood out for the quality of their application. The person who filled out the form did not skimp on examples, it was detailed. In particular, the actions deployed in post-production were innovative.

To find out more about what the film team did:

Eco-responsible film set award | presented by the Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision du Québec
The Last Rhinoceros by La Créative Films
The jury also gave a special mention to the team of L’académie du Guide de l’auto.
You can learn more about their file here:

For more details on Les Vivats and the finalists, visit

The Quebec Council for Eco-responsible Events
The CQEER is an entity of the Réseau des femmes en environnement whose objective is to facilitate and encourage the organization of ecoresponsible events and film sets in Quebec. It is also behind the Scène écoresponsable and Artistes citoyens en tournée (ACT) initiatives.
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For more information:
Caroline Voyer, Director of the Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables, 438 936-8081