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Nora Twomey & Glen Keane Celebrated
The festival opened last night to two sold out screenings beginning with the presentation of the inaugural WIA Diversity Awards. Among the winners were Disney Animation Studios, Oscar-winning director John Kahrs (Paperman) and Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey who was celebrated for her efforts in advancing women in the field of animation and her achievement as the only woman to solo direct an animated feature film this year.
The second screening of the night included the presentation of the SPARK Jury Awards with filmmakers John Kahrs (Paperman) picking up his prize for Best Commercial, PSA & Self Promotion for his for his short film June: Life Is Better When You Share The Ride, Trevor Jimenez who collected the Director's Prize for Weekends while part of the directing team of Garden Party, directors Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne and Gabriel Grapperon, were on hand to collect their awards for Best Student Animation and Best in Show.
Garden Party will screen again on Saturday, October 28 at 5PM as part of the “Spotlight on France” program.
A full list of this year's winners can be found on our website.
Glen Keane Collecting His Award © 2017, SPARK CG Society. All Rights Reserved.
The evening continued with the presentation of the Spark CG Lifetime Achievement Award to Glen Keane.
The animation legend congenially spoke with many in the crowd before and after the screening and presented a rousing acceptance speech about following your dreams. A truly unforgettable evening for everyone who attended.
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Today at SPARK
Festival screenings continue tonight at the VIFF Vancity Theatre! The evening will kick off at 7:30PM with this year's “Mothers of a Medium” program featuring thirteen projects from female directors from around the world! Highlights include Canadian director Lori Malépart-Traversy's brilliant The Clitoris and Cécile Carre's Burnout which won Runner Up Best Student Animation at this year's SPARK Festival.
The evening continues at 9:30PM with a screening of the SPARK Festival Best 3D Animation winner Revolting Rhymes. We are pleased to screen the Canadian Theatrical Premiere of Parts 1 and 2 of this BBC produced bit of comedic genius.
Friday night will close with “After Dark,” a program for those with more adventurous tastes. Highlights include a vengeful cat you'll never forget in Minou, killer appliances in the darkly comedic Bad Vibes and a truly unforgettable boxing match in Preston.
Tickets to these and all of the other festival screenings are available for purchase on our website.
Proceeds from all of the screenings benefit Covenant House Vancouver.
||Friday · October 27, 2017
Mothers of a Medium (19+)
Revolting Rhymes and Other Tales (19+)
After Dark (19+)
||Saturday · October 28, 2017
||Mune: Guardian of the Moon (PG)
with Rémi Salmon
Spotlight on France (PG)
Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (G)
||Sunday · October 29, 2017
Find Me Unafraid
Made in Canada
Mary & the Witch's Flower (19+)
Big Fish & Begonia
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
- Bron Animation
- Cinesite Studios
- CoSA VFX
- Darkhorse10 Pictures
- DHX Studios
- Digital Domain 3.0
- Double Negative
- EA Canada
- Framestore Studios
- FuseFX BC
- 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 Fair page.
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