Event photos available here.
The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre in conjunction with Innovation Initiatives Ontario North is proud to announce that local film & television industry company, Cinevate Inc., has been selected as the winner of the first IION Pan Northern Innovation Challenge Award.
An award presentation ceremony has been scheduled for Monday, January 25th, 2010. The event will take place at Cinevate’s Studio located in Thunder Bay at 106 Cumberland Street North (at Villa St.), Unit 208. (Parking is accessed off Villa Street behind the building.) The award presentation ceremony will begin at 10:30am. Accompanying the award presentation, Cinevate will be demonstrating some of the innovative technologies that they market which are the reasons for their receiving this honour. Their latest and greatest includes 3-D videos!
Sincere congratulations should be extended to Stick it to the Man Technologies (SITTM) and Algoma Steel in Sault Saint Marie, Mirarco in Sudbury and JustParts.com in Thunder Bay for qualifying for the final evaluations.
Dennis Wood, President and CEO of Cinevate says, “The company’s mission is to equip filmmakers with the optimal tools to achieve their creative goals. In an address to a group of innovators at the Premiere's Catalyst Awards last April, Premier Dalton McGuinty used the word "restless" to describe the mindset of a typical entrepreneur. The feeling pervades everything we do here at Cinevate as we dispense with convention and focus (pun intended) on solving problems for our customers. With the incredible growth in the world of visual media, new technologies are upon us daily. Our success depends on the ability to assess impact, define problems and create solutions rapidly using a team-based approach to both design and manufacturing.”
Cinevate’s work focuses on adapting traditional optical filming equipment to work with newer digital technology. This hybrid of classic meets cutting edge provides filmmakers with extensive cost savings while enhancing both their creative capacity and the final product’s technical quality and visual appeal. The website at http://www.cinevate.com/website/index.php offers numerous videos produced by customers demonstrating excellent results using Cinevate’s products. That website itself has been a key element in Cinevate’s success at global marketing.