Groupe PVP wins the Gémeaux Award for Best Animated Series!


Groupe PVP was extremely proud to take home the statuette for best animated series for its youth series Trulli Tales, at the 33rd Gémeaux Awards Gala which was held on Sunday 16th September.

Trulli Tales is an international coproduction produced with Fandango TV, Congedo Culturarte, Gaumont Animation and Rai Fiction. This animated series, broadcast on ICI Radio-Canada, presents four little characters who attend cooking and magic classes to become great Wizard Chefs.

Well done to François Trudel, vice-president and producer for Groupe PVP’s animation department, as well as all those who contributed to this truly global series!

On the photo from left to right: Nicolas Atlan (Gaumont Animation), Annie Rioux, François Trudel and Marie-Ève Grisé-Blais (Groupe PVP)

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Three nominations for Groupe PVP at the 33rd Gémeaux Awards Gala!


Matane, June 15, 2018 – Groupe PVP is pleased to announce that three of its productions are finalists in two categories of the 33rd Gémeaux Awards Gala.

Animated series Belle and Sebastian and Trulli Tales are both finalists in the « Best Animated Program or Series » category.  The game Belle and Sebastian, a spinoff from the animated series, is also a finalist in the category of Best Children’s Digital Component for a Youth Program or Series.

Coproduced by Gaumont Animation and Groupe PVP, the animated series Belle and Sebastian features the famous duo who have won the hearts of millions of children worldwide: Sebastian, a young orphan living in the Alps, and Belle, a huge white Great Pyrenees. Proving that friendship can move mountains, these two inseparable friends set off together on a series of fantastic adventures across the spectacular landscapes of the Alps.

The second nomination goes to the colorful animated series for kids Trulli Tales, produced by Fandango TV, Congedo Culturarte, Gaumont Animation, Rai Fiction and Groupe PVP. It tells the adventures of four little characters who take cooking classes at the kingdom’s famous school of magic and cooking.

Finally, the last nomination is for the game Belle and Sebastian, a by-product of the animated series. Produced by Groupe PVP, the game lets children take part in Belle and Sebastian’s expeditions against the enchanting backdrop of the Alps and the lively village of Saint-Martin. It is available in a Web or mobile version.

We would like to acknowledge the excellent work carried out by all of the team at Groupe PVP and we wish all finalists the best of luck!

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L’Empire de l’or rouge wins first prize at Festival du Film Vert in Switzerland


We were delighted to hear that our documentary L’Empire de l’or rouge, coproduced with France, unanimously won the 2018 Prix Tournesol (Sunflower Documentary Award) at Festival du Film Vert in Switzerland. This accolade saw the film screened in twenty-plus theaters in Switzerland and France as part of the festival, as well as being granted a place in the San Fransisco Green Film Festival.

Festival du Film Vert in Switzerland aims to present a selection of high-quality documentaries that address questions relating to the environment, sustainable development or relations between the North and the South.

L’Empire de l’or rouge, directed by Xavier Deleu and Jean-Baptiste Malet and produced by Groupe PVP, is an economic account of the punishing trade in tomatoes, the world’s most popular fruit. It is also explores social implications, following the course of American, Italian, French and Chinese manufacturers, as well as the lives of field labourers, African migrants in Italy and local workers in China, who make this business model possible.




Groupe PVP is pleased to announce that has been nominated for Best Factual Series at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards.

The Canadian Screen Awards are the result of a merger between the Genie Awards (best film productions in Canada) and the Gemini Awards (achievements in Canadian television), and were introduced in an effort to better reflect the multi-faceted reality of the industry.

Co-produced by Groupe PVP and Dundee Road Productions, the documentary series, was directed by Éli Laliberté and Steven Martin. Broadcast on APTN and Knowledge Network, the series showcases Indigenous peoples around the world who share an important connection: Defending the right to preserve their cultures, languages, spirituality and traditions. Accompanied by Cree musician, Pakesso Muskash, this series goes to meet a young generation attempting to redefine the world of Indigenous peoples in order to hear what they have to say. Dynamic and involved, they aim to use a modern approach to restore and revitalize their cultural heritage while respecting the legacy of their ancestors.

Winners of the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards will be revealed during Canadian Screen Week, March 5 to 11, 2018.

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