Cinesite is the founding member of Animez Montréal, an initiative formed by a group of partner companies including Autodesk, HP, SideFX and the National Bank, which aims to develop a vibrant and sustainable feature animation industry in Montréal.

The region has a strong history as a creative hub for visual effects, games and commercials.  Cinesite, which opened its feature animation division in the Old Town district of the city, is working closely with Animez Montréal to encourage the next generation of film-makers and storytellers.