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Festival News

Bao Director Domee Shi Presenting at Conference

SPARK is pleased to announce that Canadian director Domee Shi will be presenting at the SPARK ANIMATION Conference which runs October 27 and 28, 2018

As a young woman living in Toronto, Shi was inspired by the works of Studio Ghibli, 90s anime, Disney, Pixar, as well as Yasujiro Ozu, Ang Lee, and Bong Joon Ho. After graduating from Sheridan College, she began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in 2011 as a story intern and was soon hired as a story intern on the Academy Award®-winning Inside Out. In 2015, she began pitching ideas for a short film and soon was greenlit to write and direct Bao which screened in front of Incredibles 2 earlier this year.

At the SPARK ANIMATION Conference, join Shi and producer Becky Neiman-Cobb, as they walk audiences through the process of making Bao, the first Pixar short film directed by a woman, from initial pitch through final film.

Shi and Neiman-Cobb will dive into the shorts-making process at Pixar, and show how Shi's own experience mixed in with her love of food, fairytales, and Chinatown all came together to create this satisfying, heartfelt short.

Get access to this as well as the previously announced session from four-time Academy Award® winner Mr. Nick Park of Aardman Animations, with the Conference Pass which is currently on sale!

Conference passes have sold out the last two consecutive years so don’t delay. Avoid FOMO and get your pass today!

SPARK ANIMATION Celebration Tickets Now on Sale!

Be a part of history! Help us celebrate 10 years of animation at the SPARK ANIMATION Celebration!

Last year, we were thrilled to present awards to eleven projects, three of which went on to be nominated for Academy Awards.

Join us as we honour animation in all its forms and styles by unveiling this year’s award winners as selected by our Festival Jury.

In addition to taking in award-winning animation, you’ll also be helping a great cause!

We are pleased to announce that we have once again partnered with Covenant House Vancouver. All box-office proceeds from each and every festival screening will be donated to Covenant House to aid them in their great cause of providing support to at-risk and homeless youth in Downtown Vancouver.

When: Thursday, October 25 @ 7:00 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: Event Website

SPARK ANIMATION 2018 Final Submission Closes Monday

The final countdown is ON! Only a few days remain to submit your project for consideration to this year’s SPARK ANIMATION festival!

Whether you're an independent filmmaker, a big studio, or a student; whether you’re making commercials, PSAs, music videos, experimental shorts or any other type of animated project, we, and our Festival Jury, want to see what you’ve got!

The extended submission deadline is Monday, September 10, 2018.

For additional submission guidelines, information and to submit your project, visit our FilmFreeway festival page.

With hundreds of submissions spanning the world, SPARK ANIMATION is proud of the diversity of projects it receives and programs. The programming team makes every effort to ensure a blend of traditional and CG animation but we need your help! 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 #SPARK2018!

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