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Business Symposium News

Make Your Next Project Like the Pros!

Whether you’re working in or with a studio or an independent producer working on a project, the ever changing landscape of the business can be difficult to navigate.

The SPARK ANIMATION Business Symposium is your opportunity to get insider information, tips and tricks from both content producers and the people who finance them.

Access to the full day event is only $25 and in addition to learning from industry insiders, you’ll also have ample opportunity to network with other creators as well as the presenters.


Friday · October 27, 2017
9:00 The Art of Story in Emerging Technologies
with Limbert Fabian
11:00 Financing a Short: We'll Show You The Money!
moderator: Rose-Ann Tisserand with David Fine, Kevin Gamble, Kim Guise, Robert Wong & Shirley Vercruysse
1:30 Creating Global Animation Properties
moderator: Rick Mischel with Asaph Fipke, Nora Twomey, Rob Davies & Tim Gamble
3:15 How Planning and Teamwork Created the Worlds of Zootopia
moderator: Chuck Peil with Bradford Simonsen
4:30 Unconscious Bias
moderator: Brenda Gilbert with Julie Ann Crommett
6:00 Industry Mixer

For tickets and more information on the presenters, visit the Business Symposium page.

Conference News

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Conference Passes Now On Sale

If you haven’t yet purchased your pass to this year’s conference, now’s the time to do it!

We’re only two weeks away from the biggest SPARK Conference yet with presentations from Glen Keane, Nora Twomey, Dave Mullins, Dana Murray and the incomparable Jorge R. Gutiérrez among many others!

Be wowed and inspired by some of the most talented artists working in the industry today!

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

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.

Spark Animation 2017: Important Dates


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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