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Festival News

SPARK ANIMATION 2017 Jury Announced!

Year after year, the SPARK Festival Jury is tasked with the difficult job of watching some of the best animation of the year and selecting the best-of-the best. In past years, the Jury has honoured Tonko House’s The Dam Keeper which later went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

The 2015 Jury awarded top prize to Konstantin Bronzit’s We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, and 2016 Lou Hamou-Lhadj and Andrew Coats’ Borrowed Time won the Best Animated Short prize. Both films also went to be nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film.

It is with great pleasure that we announce this year’s Festival Jury members are:

  • Andrew Coats, Animator // Pixar Animation Studios
  • Barry Ward, President // Bardel Entertainment
  • David Burgess, Animation Supervisor // Animal Logic
  • Georgina Hayns, Creative Supervisor, Puppet Fab // LAIKA
  • Glenn Sylvester, Faculty // Capilano University
  • Heather Renney, Line Producer // Atomic Cartoons
  • Jinko Gotoh, Executive Producer // Warner Bros. Animation
  • Shirley Vercruysse, Executive Producer // National Film Board of Canada
  • Sue Rowe, VFX Supervisor // Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Wilson Tang, Studio Art Director // Kabam Vancouver

More information, including biographies, of the Festival Jury can be found at our website.

Discover Amazing Animation, Help Kids

For the 3rd consecutive year, the net box office for the SPARK ANIMATION 2017 Festival screenings will be donated to charity. We are very excited to continue working with the Covenant House Vancouver, which is providing emergency shelter and special programs to homeless and at-risk youth in the Vancouver area.

Tickets for Opening Night’s Celebration Now On Sale

When: Thursday, October 26 @ 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)
Admission: $15 // Groups (5+): $12*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales
Admission includes GST.
Where: Scotiabank Theatre
Auditorium #1
900 Burrard Street
Vancouver, Canada
Info & tickets: SparkCG.ca


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Meet Multimedia Icon Bruce Alcock

Is there anything Bruce Alcock can’t do? Music, painting, TV shows, independent films, commercials, apps, video games and multimedia art projects, he has done it all. Alcock’s distinctive work has been recognized by numerous festivals and awards worldwide.

On Saturday, August 12 at 1:30 PM, join us at the Vancouver Film School as Bruce discusses the balance of art and commerce, how they affect one another, and how you need both to succeed.

When: Saturday, August 12 @ 1:30 pm (doors open at 1 pm)
Admission: $10 // Groups (5+): $7*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales
Admission includes GST.
Where: Vancouver Film School
Main Theatre
420 Homer Street
Vancouver, Canada
Info & tickets: SparkCG.ca

Festival News

Submissions Now Open for SPARK ANIMATION 2017!

This year, SPARK ANIMATION 2017 runs from October 26 to 29, 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 1st, 2017 while the extended deadline is September 11th, 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!

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