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Career Fair News



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Find Your Next Job at the Career Fair!

Are you looking to find your next gig with a leading North American studio? The Career Fair at SPARK ANIMATION 2017 is for you!

Sold-out for three years running, the Career Fair brings together hundreds of animation and VFX attendees and provides a unique opportunity to connect industry professionals with top recruiters.

Cut through the noise and interact one-on-one with the expertise and talent needed for your skilled workforce, or find the dream role to showcase your skills.

Participating studios include:

  • Animal Logic
  • Atomic Cartoons
  • Bardel Entertainment
  • Cinesite Studios
  • CoSA VFX
  • Darkhorse10 Pictures
  • DHX Studios
  • Digital Domain 3.0
  • Double Negative
  • EA Canada
  • Framestore Studios
  • Hydraulx VFX
  • Image Engine
  • Kickstart Entertainment Canada
  • Moving Picture Company (MPC)
  • ON Animation Studios
  • Slap Happy Cartoons
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Stargate Studios Vancouver
  • Stellar Creative Lab
  • Zoic Studios

For more information and to register, visit the Career Fare page.




Conference News



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More Conference Presentations Confirmed!

This year’s SPARK ANIMATION Conference is proving to be one of the biggest ones yet!

In addition to the already confirmed keynote from legendary animator Glen Keane, the conference will also include a presentation from Nora Twomey, the director of the festival’s opening night feature film The Breadwinner and one of only a handful of women to direct an animated feature film.

House of Cool studio president Ricardo Curtis and Development Producer Kate Moo King-Curtis will provide insights on navigating the intricacies of director relationships, Dave Mullins and Dana Murray of Pixar Animation will take you behind the scenes of the studio’s latest short film Lou while Lorelay and Neysa Bove of Walt Disney Animation Studios will talk about visual development — including character and costume design.

The Conference will close with the incomparable Jorge R. Gutiérrez who will share his new short film Son of Jaguar and take you behind the scenes of the making of his new project at Google Spotlight.

Note that no individual tickets will be available this year.

Conference passes are now on sale!





Festival News



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Join Us for SPARK Opening Night!

This year’s opening night celebrations are bigger than ever! The festival will open with the presentation of the inaugural WIA Diversity Award followed by the Western Canadian premiere of The Breadwinner with director Nora Twomey in attendance!

The evening will close with the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement award to Glen Keane who will also be presenting the Canadian premiere of his latest short film Dear Basketball, a collaboration between the legendary animator, NBA all star Kobe Bryant, and 5-time Academy Award-winning composer, John Williams. The screening will be followed by a presentation of this year’s award winning short films as selected by the Festival Jury.

Tickets for all screenings are now available at the festival page!

When: Thursday, October 26 @ 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Admission: $15 // Groups (5+): $13*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales
Admission includes GST.
Where: Scotiabank Theatre, Auditorium #1
900 Burrard St.
Vancouver, Canada
Info & tickets: SparkCG.ca





Festival News




Meet Animation Legend Cordell Barker!

Two Oscar nominations and nearly 50 awards from every major film and animation festival in the world, Cordell Barker has brought worldwide acclaim and attention, not only to Canada, but to its animation heartland, Winnipeg.

Join us on Saturday, October 14 as Cordell and moderator Marv Newland, a legend in his own right, discuss his career from the classic The Cat Came Back to If I Was God....

When: Saturday, October 14 9 @ 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





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