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SPARK News

Celebrate 40 Years of Star Wars!

Tomorrow, Star Wars celebrates its ruby anniversary and we’ve got the perfect way for you to celebrate: a behind-the-scenes look at the animation of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

Like many of us, Hal Hickel’s love for Star Wars began when he first saw the movie in 1977, which led him to a career in visual effects, and today, he’s an award-winning artist at the top of his field.

Hickel's Star Wars dream was realized in 1999 when he worked on Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and continued last year with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

On Saturday, May 27, join us in celebrating 40 years of magic as Hickel regales us with stories which trace his origins from fan-boy to Supervisor, sharing his love of animation and the challenges his team faced on creating Rogue One's K-2SO, Grand Moff Tarkin, the At-Acts walkers, and much more!

VENUE UPDATE!

Note that the venue for this event has changed! The date and time remains the same but the presentation will now be taking place at the Roundhouse Arts & Recreational Centre!

When: Saturday, May 27 @ 1:30 pm (doors open at 1 pm)
Admission: $20 // Groups (5+): $18*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales
Admission includes GST.
Where: Roundhouse Arts & Recreational Centre
Performance Theatre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, Canada
Info & Passes: SparkCG.ca

Tickets are available on our website! Remainder of tickets will be available for purchase on Saturday at the door. Cash or credit only (sorry, no debit)!








Community News

Voiceover for Cartoons: Very Few Seats Left!

Part of the magic of animation are the voices that bring the characters to life and give them personality. Would Applejack, Bart Simpson or Bender be as memorable without the talents of Ashleigh Ball, Nancy Cartwright and John DiMaggio? Ever wonder what it takes to be a voiceover actor?

On Tuesday, May 30 at the Vancity Theatre, Drawn Together Vancouver is bringing together actors, casting/voice directors, agents and producers to share their unique perspectives on what it takes to break in and make it in this thriving BC community!

This event is free and space is limited! To register for your spot, email kylieellis@mac.com.








Women In Animation Industry Survey Still Open!

Women in Animation is joining the vibrant CG community in BC and they would love your feedback and insights!

WIA is excited to participate in the CG community to support opportunities for Women in the VFX, Feature Animation, TV, Games, AR, VR, MR spaces. Please take our quick survey to help them support Women in the many animated industries in Vancouver!

Your responses are invaluable so don't delay. Have your voice heard and help shape the local community!

Take the Survey!







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My Entire Highschool is Sinking Into the Sea Ends Tomorrow!

An acclaimed graphic novelist, Dash Shaw makes his feature film debut with the audacious My Entire Highschool is Sinking Into the Sea.

Part John Hughes high-school dramedy and part disaster movie, Shaw's take on friendship, romance and highschool drama is both on point and makes for some hilarious moments.

Add an A-list voice cast which includes the likes of Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon, John Cameron Mitchell and Thomas Jay Ryan, and you have yourself one of the most original animated movies of last year.

My Entire Highschool is Sinking Into the Sea is playing at the Vancity Theatre until May 25.

For more information and tickets visit the Vancity Theatre website.








Festival News

Submit to SPARK ANIMATION 2017!

This year, SPARK ANIMATION 2017 runs from October 26th to 29th, and whether you’re an independent filmmaker, a big studio, or a student, we want your projects!

SPARK ANIMATION is proud of the diversity of projects it receives and programs, and every effort is made to ensure a blend of traditional and CG animation. Be it a commercial or PSA, music video or experimental project, personal story or a game cinematic, we want them all!

Regular submission deadline is September 1, 2017 while the extended deadline is September 11, 2017.

For additional submission guidelines, information and to submit your project, visit our FilmFreeway festival page.

In 2016, we received nearly 800 submissions representing over 60 countries. Help us spread SPARK ANIMATION further by sharing the submission page with friends, colleagues and on social media! Don’t forget to hashtag your posts #SPARK2017!







Submissions Now Open for 2018 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

WIFTV is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the 2018 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and Screenplay Competition. This five day celebration, happening March 7 – 11, 2018, will be showcasing an impressive line-up of short, and feature films (narrative, documentary, experimental and animation) by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world.

Submit via FilmFreeway before June 15th to take advantage of the early-bird discounts.

For additional information on the festival, visit the official website.





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