Founded in Montreal in 2015, h264 has distributed many successful films, including Jeremy Comte’s Fauve and Marianne Farley’s Marguerite, both nominated at the Oscars® in 2019. h264 has also been honing its expertise in digital broadcasting by putting together the Plein(s) Écran(s) Festival, the world’s first film festival to take place entirely on Facebook.
h264 is now offering aggregation services after acquiring an iTunes content aggregator license and will expand its platform offer in the next months. Its mission is to become a leader in digital distribution in Canada so that films can reach an international audience!
Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne
President and Founder
Jean-Christophe has always been passionate about promoting cinema and has founded the distribution company h264. His goal: to support films by forging strong relationships between audiences and filmmakers. He is also the co-founder and general manager of the Plein(s) Écran(s) Film Festival, the very first festival of its kind in the world. In June 2019, he launches a new branch of services of content aggregation in a will to improve the accessibility and the diffusion of films on digital platforms. He is passionate about cinema, new technologies and especially hockey!
Head of Sales and Acquisitions
Graduated with an MSc and a BBA from HEC Montreal, Yza joined the h264 team in 2020 as Sales and Acquisitions Director. She has worked in marketing and editorial content distribution at SSENSE for many years and is constantly looking into new opportunities for audiovisual distribution. She has a keen interest for docufiction, magic realism, and animation.
Head of Distribution
After completing Film Studies at Concordia University in Montreal and at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, as well as Journalism at the Université de Montréal, Justine Baillargeon combined her professional passions and became a journalist for Qui fait Quoi and Le Lien MULTIMÉDIA, two media specialized in the audiovisual and new technologies industry. In 2017, she left Quebec for France to work for the Marché du Film du Festival de Cannes, first collaborating with the team of Cinando, the premier international database dedicated to film professionals. She joined after the Industry Programs department where she participated in the development of the first edition of the Marché du Film Online. In 2021, Justine integrated the h264 team and became the company’s Head of Distribution. Outside of cinema, you can chat with her about traveling, gin, natural wine or Asian cuisine and you will fill her with happiness.
Head of Marketing and Discoverability
After her film studies at UdeM, Isabelle helped the marketing and web teams at Archambault, then went on the be act as Marketing and Communications Manager at Ubisoft Montreal. In 2015 she finally took the big leap into the field she always felt most drawn to, the film industry, as she became Filmoption International’s Distribution and Marketing Director. Isabelle is a true Swiss Army knife whose eyes brighten up with the same sparkle whether someone mentions schema markup or the French New Wave.
After getting his Bachelor of Arts degree from Université de Montréal in 2002, Jérémie, already a film buff in his own right, sets out to start a video club project. The “Série B” video rental store opens its doors in 2004 and remains open until 2007. In 2009 Jérémie enrolls in television and film technique at Grasset Institute. Once graduated, he works for a while in television production and information technology. Around 2012, he is hired as a Production Coordinator for Les film Séville and Entertainment One, where he manages DVD and Blu-ray projects before pivoting to content distribution for video-on-demand platforms. His career path then brings him to Telus, before Quebecor Media contacts him in 2016 to coordinate the restoration and post-production of their project Éléphant: The Memory of Québec Cinema. Jérémie finally joins the h264 team in 2019 as a consultant, and later accepts to become its new Technical Director.
The recipient of a Certificate in Public Communication from Université Laval and a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema from Université de Montréal, Léa-Marie first joins the h264 team as an intern, before taking on the mantle of Coordinator. She boasts a wide range of experiences as an Assistant Director, an Art Director and a Production Manager for several short films. Passionate about music as well as cinema, Léa-Marie’s resolve is matched only by her insatiable thirst to learn.