This very first CAFÉ will take place on June 7 & 8, 2022, at the Montreal Science Center

MONTREAL, June 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Attendees of the first-ever CAFÉ will have the chance to meet world-renowned visual effects and animation talents who will come together to share their knowledge and experience gained from working on many of the biggest film and television productions. of recent years. Denis Villeneuve Dune, which won the Oscar for best visual effects this year, will be honored with a conference on the creation of its visual universe. Disney will also give an exclusive talk on the cultural collaboration that led to the creation of Encanto, winner of the Oscar for best animated film of 2022. Created by the Conseil du cinema et de la Télévision du Québec (CFTQ) and produced by Kaliko Productions, CAFÉ will take place on June 7 and 8 at the Montreal Science Center. This event is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal.

Quebec: a visual effects and animation hub

In the same way London and Los Angeles, Quebec is one of the top three visual effects centers in the world and has gained worldwide recognition for its exceptional expertise and talent. With more than 200 projects each year, around 40 studios based here work on the biggest films and series in the world. In 2021, according to data compiled by the BCTQ, the industry had more than 6,000 jobs and $950 million in local economic benefits. Over the past 10 years, the industry has grown exponentially, with annual growth in the order of 33%.

star wars at Spider Man: visual effects in the spotlight

Quebec The studios will be honored during these two days. One of them, Hybride, known for having worked on the visual effects of the latest films and series of the Star Wars saga, will present a conference on the creation of the various droids, robots and creatures of the universe. Rodeo FX will show you how hands-on effects artists create invisible effects (blood, smoke, fire, etc.) that fit into the scenes of your favorite productions. And UK studio Framestore will unveil the secrets of the Mirror Dimension scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home, a box office hit that was nominated for Best Visual Effects at the Oscars.

Animation, at the crossroads of art and technology

Among animation content, Squeeze Animation Studios, a leading company in the sector based in Quebec, will give a conference about his project Cracké – Family Scramble, distributed worldwide, and will focus more particularly on the creation of an animation brand that stands out for its style, quality and efficiency, while facing the constraints of producing a television series. Cinesite and Reel FX, two of the biggest animation studios in the world, will give talks dealing respectively with the making of Riverdance (Grammy winner, top 10 on Netflix), and the process of integrating the new VCAM technology and Unreal Engine in a production line animation.

Other noteworthy conferences will be added to this exciting program to discover on site during the event.

Many discussion spaces for professionals and the next generation

A full afternoon will be devoted to content related to research and development. In collaboration with the CDRIN and SYNTHÈSE Pôle Image Québec, a pitch stage will be set up to allow university researchers, companies and service providers to present their innovative projects. At the same time, students in the field will be able to get advice from professionals on their demo during an activity presented by the School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design of the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (NAD-UQAC). Finally, a networking event presented by SYNTHÈSE between the education sector and industry will also be on the program and will allow all participants to continue the exchanges generated during these numerous activities. The event will end on June 8 with an end-of-day business cocktail presented by Autodesk.

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CAFÉ benefits from the support of its Gold partners, Services Québec and the City of Montreal, its Silver partners, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), DNEG, Hybride, Mikros, MELS, MPC, Rodeo FX and Synthèse Pôle Image Québec, its Bronze partners, CDRIN, Framestore, Investissement Québec International, Raynault Visual Effects, Reel FX Creative Studios, Side VFX and Tonic DNA, its Exhibitor partners, Caribara, Cinesite, Folks VFX, Rayon FX and Scanline VFX, and its Media partner, 80 Level.

About the BFTQ

Founded in 2006, the BCTQ is a non-profit organization that contributes to the development and competitiveness of Quebec as a world-class multi-screen production center. As an economic development agency, its mission is to generate investment in Quebec by relying on competitive tax incentive programs, the expertise of industry members, the province’s architectural diversity, the quality of its infrastructure and the industry’s ability to export its products to foreign markets.

The BCTQ receives financial support from its partners: Air Canada, the Antonopoulos Group, BFL Canada, Banque du Montrealthe National Bank, Demers-BeaulneDifuze, EP Canada, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Gault/Monville, Hotel The GermanGrandé Studios, Hybrid, MELS, Miller Thomson, Raymond Chabot Grant ThorntonRodeo FX, Technicolor Inc., as well as the various levels of government: federal, provincial and municipal.

For more information, visit www.bctq.ca.

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