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Learn to Balance Art and Commerce with Bruce Alcock

Finding a balance between making art and paying the bills can often be tricky but multimedia icon Bruce Alcock has been doing just that for over 25 years. From music to video games, Alcock's distinctive work has been recognized by numerous festivals and garnered awards worldwide.

Join us on Saturday, August 12 at 1:30PM, at the Vancouver Film School as Bruce takes us behind the scenes and breaks down how he has found 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



Community News



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The Girl Without Hands at the Vancity Theatre

Sold to the Devil by her father, a young woman remains protected by her pure heart. In anger, the Devil cuts off her hands, but salvation may yet come in the traditional form of a handsome prince...

This visually striking French animation preserves the macabre and sensual aspects of the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale to create a spellbinding work of art. In French with English subtitles. Includes animated nudity and violence.

Playing from August 25 to August 31 at the Vancity Theatre, SPARK Newsletter subscribers can take $2 off their ticket price by entering the code SparkGirl at checkout. Discount only applies to online sales.

Tickets are now on sale and available on the Vancity Theatre website.








WIFTV Launches Program to Support Development of Indigenous Women Writers

WIFTV is excited to introduce Coyote, Raven, Spider, Wendigo: Tricksters and Writers, a feature film screenwriting program for Indigenous women.

This twelve week program offers five workshops with ten participants led by Doreen Manuel and Peggy Thompson, as well as a presentation by film and television funders, and two informal group sessions for evaluation and reorientation.

Application deadline is August 31st, 2017. For more information visit WIFTV website.



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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