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Festvial News



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Full Slate of Festival Films Announced!

SPARK is excited to announce the International Premiere of The Moon in the Hidden Woods! This charming tale of adventure directed by Takahiro Umehara will be arriving in Vancouver directly following its world premiere at the Bucheon International Animation Festival. In addition to this screening, we are thrilled to welcome director Takahiro Umehara to the festival, for an introduction of his film and a Q&A.

Also making its Canadian Premiere is Modest Heroes of These Times, a collection of three short films from Ponoc Studios, including a new short from Hiromasa Yonebayashi who directed last year’s smash SPARK hit Mary & the Witch’s Flower.

We are also pleased to announce that Funan director Denis Do will be in Vancouver to present the Canadian premiere of his feature film.

Making a return this year are the Spotlight on France program highlighting some of the best French animation of the year, Mothers of a Medium featuring a brilliant assortment of female-directed short films, Made in Canada celebrating home-grown talent, and After Dark, our program of short films with an edge.

New this year is Life Animated, a collection of animated documentaries that will make you laugh, cry and cheer!

Tickets are now on sale for all of programs, and remember that when you buy a ticket to any screening, you are supporting a great charity! Proceeds from all box-office sales (less GST and CC fees) are donated to Covenant House Vancouver Covenant House Vancouver to fight homelessness amongst youth in the Lower Mainland.





Conference News



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More Conference Presentations Announced!

If you don’t already have your pass for this year’s conference, what are you waiting for?

In addition to previously announced talks on Incredibles 2, Trollhunters and Isle of Dogs, SPARK is pleased to announce that Smallfoot director Karey Kirkpatrick and members of his artistic team will be kicking off the conference with a presentation on the latest animated feature from Warner Animation Group.

Passes for the conference have sold out for two years in a row and with more presentations to be added, you don’t want to miss your opportunity to be there. Get your pass today!





Career Fair News



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SPARK ANIMATION Career Fair Registration Now Open!

The SPARK ANIMATION career fair is the best place to introduce yourself to the industry, and perhaps find your dream job!

Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking for a new challenge or the next step in your career, or a recent graduate looking for your first job, the SPARK career fair is the best way to meet and connect with recruiters from some of the industry’s biggest players.

This year’s career fair is taking place on Saturday, October 27 at The Hangar, located at the Centre for Digital Media adjacent to the conference, from 9:30AM to 5PM. Studios registered so far include:

  • Animal Logic
  • Archiact Interactive
  • Bron Animation
  • Cinesite Studios
  • DHX Media
  • DNEG
  • Framestore Studios
  • Hydraulx VFX
  • Image Engine
  • Mainframe Studios
  • Method Studios
  • Slap Happy Cartoons
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • The Focus, a Technicolor Company (MPC Film)
  • Zoic Studios

Don’t miss your opportunity to find your dream job! Registration is now open!







Hotel Deal for SPARK Attendees

Looking for a place to stay during SPARK? We are pleased to welcome returning partner the OPUS Hotel as the official hotel of SPARK!

Centrally located in Yaletown, the OPUS is walking distance from the Festival Venue, the VIFF Vancity Theatre, SkyTrain which provides easy access to Emily Carr University, as well as a variety of restaurants, pubs and the waterfront!

Register today to receive the SPARK preferred rate!




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