Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
The Institut québecois du cinéma (IQC) - now known as Société de développement des entreprises culturelles - was created 19 June 1975 by the adoption of the Loi sur le cinéma to meet long-standing demands from Québec cinematic groups. Its mandate was to promote and support the creation, production, distribution and showing of high-quality films in Québec. The law also defined certain requirements in dubbing, subtitling, children's films and film research that were designed to strengthen the Québecois presence in the industry. The members of the IQC represented all sectors of the industry and its clientele. In 1987 the government introduced a bill to modify the institute's role; thereafter, while it would still be composed of representatives from the world of film, it would have no mandate but to advise the government on cinematographic issues.
From this time forward the IQC was responsible for the research and study of topics such as cinematographic education, the reception of Québec films in France, independent production, and the scope for French on the screen. The IQC was dismantled in 1994. The government combined it with the Société générale des industries culturelles (SOGIC) - which to that time had occupied itself with subsidies for film and television - to create the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC).