Montreal Pride 2018

We're helping to celebrate inclusivity in VFX at this year's Montreal Pride Parade

Excitement is building in DNEG’s Montreal facilities as colleagues gear up to join in the city’s Pride Parade, later this week.

We’ve joined forces with seven other studios in Montreal to enable LCGBT to have a float in this year’s parade that will celebrate inclusivity in the VFX industry.

This year’s parade, which takes place on Sunday (19 August), will be the 34th held in Montreal and it is expected to be the city’s largest ever parade.

LCGBT is a networking group that brings together people from the LGBTQ+ communities who work in VFX, animation or gaming (the ‘CG’ in the group’s title stands for Computer Graphics).

Although members of the network have participated in previous parades, this will be the first time they have had their own float. In line with the parade’s rules, everyone on board a float has to wear a costume. For those on the VFX float, this means dressing up as their favourite movie character.

Meanwhile, participants covering the 2.7km city street route on foot will dress in blue – the colour from the Pride rainbow flag chosen by the organisers to be the official colour for this year’s event.

Patrick Brault, Marketing and Communications Manager, in Montreal said: “The creativity of the VFX industry is fuelled by our diversity. I’m delighted that we’re all able to unite and celebrate it together. It’s a great way to show everyone how welcoming and inclusive the VFX industry is.”

Visit the Montreal Pride website for more details.

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