Press Release: Cinesite Montreal donates $5,000 to CyberCap


Cinesite is the first VFX and Feature Animation studio supporting the fundraising Campaign to deploy Relève numérique in more than 160 Quebec schools by 2021

Montreal, Canada – April 13, 2018 – It was announced today that Cinesite has donated $5,000 to ‘Sponsor a School’.  A special impact partnership launched by CyberCap to develop a vibrant and sustainable digital workforce through its successful Relève numérique programme.

Cinesite is the first major VFX and feature animation company to support Relève numérique, and invites other studios from the post-production industry to participate in this initiative.

Cinesite’s Montreal studio has expanded its operation substantially since opening in 2014 to ac-accommodate its increasing roster of work. Hiring world-class talent to support this expansion is key to the company’s vision. Relève numérique has already proven itself in more than 30 Quebec schools enabling young people to discover the digital professions throughout their education. The hands-on program will act as an accelerator for future artists who want to kick start their careers in VFX and Feature Animation.

In addition to Cinesite Montreal supporting CyberCap’s ‘Sponsor a School’ fundraising campaign, the studios Chief Operating Officer Francois Sansregret has been appointed to CyberCap’s board of directors. During his two years term, he will provide commercial insight ensuring Relève numérique is part of the solution to the labour shortage facing the VFX and feature animation industry which is growing twice as fast as the rest of the economy.

Commenting on his appointment Francois said: “VFX and feature animation is developing at such a pace in Montreal. Cinesite’s workforce alone has expanded by 300% in just four years. It’s vital that digital skills education and training keep up with this evolution. Myself and the wider Cinesite team welcome the opportunity to support ‘Sponsor a School’ which is laying the foundations to address the ongoing demand for digital skills that studios like ours are facing both now and in the future.”

Caroline Deguire, Chairman of the Board said: “We are delighted Cinesite has been an early visionary entrepreneur in supporting ‘Sponsor a School’, the board is looking forward to working with Francois.  His experience in the Quebec multimedia, gaming and entertainment industries ensures the Board that Relève numérique and our professional integration initiatives remain a solution orientated programme benefiting Quebec digital workforces like Cinesite in the future.”

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