MANY NEW PARTNERS ARE JOINING THE 2023 EDITION!
Thank you to all our partners, sponsors, and collaborators for their involvement in CAFÉ. Our event could not exist at its best without their valuable support!
BUF is joining us as a Sampling Collaborator!
Founded in 1984, BUF has established itself as an industry leader in visual effects in Europe. As one of the few pioneers of computer-generated images, BUF has been blazing new trails for nearly 40 years providing stunning visual effects for more than 1000 films and 1000 commercials. BUF’s prowess in the field of advanced technologies and artistic craftsmanship is widely known for the bullet time effect seen in The Matrix, originally developed for Michel Gondry’s video clips; and the camera mapping techniques which allowed David Fincher to introduce a new visual language in Fight Club. As of today, BUF is one of the few companies in this domain which exclusively uses its own proprietary software from pre-visualization to final render. BUF’s workforce amounts to over 150 employees, CG artists and engineers working between their Paris and Montreal facilities and a liaison office in Los Angeles. BUF’s goal remains to provide the best quality pictures with no other limit than one’s imagination. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about their projects and what inspires them at the 2023 edition.
Montréal International is joining us as a Sampling Collaborator!
For over 25 years, Montréal International (MI) has contributed to building Greater Montréal’s international reputation and prosperity by acting as a driving force for economic development. Its mandate is to attract direct foreign investment, international organizations, entrepreneurs, talented workers, and international students to the region. Their team consists of 80 professionals with specialized expertise, including in the divisions of Talent Montréal (attracting international talent) and I choose Montréal (attracting and retaining international students). At a time of growing competition among large cities, Montréal International is succeeding in promoting the city’s key sectors. In recognition of these efforts, Greater Montréal was crowned by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as the best economic promotion agency in 2020. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about their services and what inspires them at the 2023 edition.
Scanline VFX is joining us as a Sampling Collaborator!
Scanline VFX, a Netflix Company, is an award-winning, global leader in the visual effects industry with studios in 7 core locations. From humble beginnings over 30 years ago, they’ve grown to a team of over 1,400 made up of diverse nationalities from around the world. They believe in the power of storytelling and are committed to helping filmmakers realize their artistic vision. Underpinned by a commitment to innovation, collaboration, and long-standing partnerships, they continue to develop innovative tools, techniques, and technologies, to offer filmmakers the ultimate in creative freedom. Eyeline Studios, Scanline’s virtual production division, is rethinking the future of real-time filmmaking by providing content creators with unmatched flexibility. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about their projects and what inspires them at the 2023 edition.
80 Level is joining us as a Media & Industry Partner!
80 Level is a global digital content publishing network that connects video game companies, talented individuals, and creative organizations for mutual benefit. Explore 80 Level – the industry’s go-to source for game dev content, creativity, and news, receive the most recent update and promote your creative portfolio here: 80 Level is a global digital content publishing network that connects video game companies, talented individuals, and creative organizations for mutual benefit. Explore 80 Level – the industry’s go-to source for game dev content, creativity, and news, receive the most recent update and promote your creative portfolio here: https://80.lv/talent/
befores & afters is joining us as a Media & Industry Partner!
befores & afters is a brand-new visual effect and animation online magazine–and now print publication and podcast destination!–from visual effects and animation journalist Ian Failes. Ian has written for other visual and effects and online magazines, including fxguide, Cartoon Brew, VFX Voice, 3D Artist, 3D World, Thrillist, Syfy, Inverse, Digital Arts, MovieMaker, Empire Magazine Australia, Develop, Rolling Stone, and Polygon. He also co-hosts the VFX Notes visual podcast with Hugo Guerra from Hugo’s Desk. Hold befores & afters magazine in your hands and read untold VFX and animation stories by journalist Ian Failes, in print here: https://beforesandafters.com/magazine/
Espresso-Jobs is joining us as a Media & Industry Partner!
Think digital, think employment, think Espresso-Jobs! Since its first café in 2008, Espresso-Jobs.com has become THE reference platform for employment in the digital sector in Quebec. Web communication and marketing, information technology (IT), artificial intelligence (AI), video games, animation, visual effects, cloud computing, industry 4.0… Espresso-jobs is dedicated to all these jobs of the future. On Espresso-Jobs.com, you will find a community of 80,000 digital professionals. A huge amount of job offers! Several new targeted articles every day, and very useful newsletters. Personalized and free options to help you. Some specialized recruiters from Uman recruitment. Build your career with Espresso-Jobs, your employment partner!
VES Montreal is joining us as a Media & Industry Partner!
The Visual Effects Society (VES) – Encouragement, enrichment, and recognition.
As a global non-profit professional honorary society and the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners. VES has more than 4,000 members in over 40 countries worldwide contributing to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, special venue, games, and new media. The Visual Effects Society (VES) is dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of visual effects and to improving the welfare of its members by providing professional enrichment and education, fostering community, and promoting industry recognition. The objectives of the VES are to foster and strive for excellence and knowledge in all matters pertaining to visual effects, bringing together leaders and innovators in the field who have demonstrated a high standard of artistic and technical ability and whose singular achievements entitle them to Membership.
Furthermore, the VES aims to actively cultivate talented individuals in this discipline; to educate and develop public awareness and understanding; to support and encourage technological advancements in the field of visual effects; to establish a collective organization that recognizes, advances, and honors visual effects as an art form, promoting the interests of its Membership so that these Memberships, based on merit, shall become a mark of honor and distinction. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about what inspires them at the 2023 edition.
VFX Voice is joining us as a Media & Industry Partner!
VFX Voice, the award-winning signature magazine of the Visual Effects Society, is excited to be at CAFÉ, the dynamic gathering for visual effects and animation pros. In every issue of VFXVoice, they shine a light on outstanding VFX artistry and innovation worldwide and lift up the creative talent who never ceases to inspire us all. Dive into the exceptional editorial coverage and eye-popping visuals at vfxvoice.com and meet the visionaries & risk takers who push the boundaries of what’s possible and advance our field. The VES is thriving with 4,500 members in 45+ countries who contribute to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, music videos, games, and new media. With top-notch programming, mentoring programs, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, forward-looking technology projects, and a soon-to-be-realized digital VFX museum – the VES is at the intersection of all things VFX. Learn more about the VES at vesglobal.org and follow them on Twitter @VFXSociety.
Women In Animation is joining us as a Media & Industry Partner!
Women in Animation (WIA) brings together the global animation community to empower and advocate for people of underrepresented gender identities in the art, technology, production, and business of animation, inspiring excellence and justice in all facets of the industry. Founded more than 25 years ago, WIA has been the foremost social justice advocate in the animation industry, working to create a world in which women share fully in the creation, production, and rewards of animation. Our work has naturally expanded to include all people of underrepresented gender identities, including transgender and non-binary professionals. Today, WIA is the only organization dedicated to advancing gender equity at all levels of the animation, VFX, and gaming industries. Launched in 2019, the WIA’s Montreal chapter serves as a hub for Quebec and Ontario for those in or wanting to join the animation industry, and furthers the mission to ensure that animation content represents the world as it should be — a world where people of diverse genders are equally represented, both behind the scenes and on the screen.
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