CAFÉ Returns May 16 for 2nd Edition

Hosted by the QFTC (Quebec Movie and Tv Council), the second version of Montreal-based CAFÉ (Convention, Animation, FX, and Experience), operating Could 16-17, will carry collectively over 800 FX and animation specialists and professionals. The occasion gives networking alternatives and the possibility to study in regards to the newest improvements, advances, and applied sciences.

This yr’s occasion options some 50 consultants who will share their technical and creative experience by way of conferences and panels. The occasion can even host a particular lecture on Sony Photos Animation’s upcoming characteristic, Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse.

The occasion will deal with three primary themes: expertise, creativity, and trade – wellness at work and inclusion.

  • Know-how: Discussions in rising and progressive applied sciences within the area of laptop graphics
  • Creativity: Every part associated to the inventive parts of visible results and animation will likely be coated, from the script to the display, together with the design of unbelievable creatures and the discreet integration of climate results.
  • Trade, wellness at work, and inclusion: Exploration of the tradition and the trade’s panorama, together with management experience, social motion, and progressive approaches to nurturing expertise.

CAFÉ can even characteristic visitor talks, corresponding to Academy Award-nominated Geoffrey Baumann, Manufacturing VFX Supervisor for Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually. Baumann has been with Marvel since 2011 and boasts 23 years of expertise, together with 15 years with Digital Area, the place he labored on 18 movies.

An unique keynote convention will deal with the extremely anticipated Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse, with a sneak peek two weeks earlier than the movie’s theatrical launch in June 2023.

The Montréal-based studio Raynault FX will host a speak about its contribution to the VES-nominated tv sequence The Outdated Man. Pixar Animation can be on the occasion program.

Listed here are another highlights of the 2023 version of CAFÉ:

  • Dwelling areas – totally different thematic zones in an off-the-cuff lounge for friends to work together and unwind
  • Networking actions by way of a enterprise truthful
  • A spherical desk and varied panels hosted by SYNTHÈSE and CDRIN that includes researchers from academia and visible results corporations discussing utilized analysis
  • A launch cocktail and a closing occasion

“Quebec’s creativity and cutting-edge experience have typically been showcased and are greater than ever acknowledged internationally,” commented Christine Maestracci, QFTC CEO. “Because of the expertise, creativity, and experience of Quebec studios and artists, the visible results and animation sectors have skilled spectacular and distinctive development over the previous 10 years. They contribute to Quebec’s standing as one of many world’s three nice hubs for these kind of exercise, alongside Los Angeles and London. From 2017 to 2022, these sectors have seen a rise in direct spending, taking it from $317 million to $1.07 billion.”

A QFTC initiative offered by Kaliko Productions, CAFÉ 2023 will likely be held at Montréal’s Palais des congrès on Tuesday, Could 16 and Wednesday, Could 17.

All tickets embrace entry to talks, actions, and dwelling areas. The enterprise tickets additionally grant entry to the enterprise lounge, the cocktail events, and the MeetToMatch enterprise assembly platform.

Tickets can be found right here.

Supply: Quebec Movie and Tv Council

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is information editor at Animation World Community.