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Festival News



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SPARK Festival Heads to Science World

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Science World to share some amazing animation!

Starting tomorrow, SPARK will be taking over the Science Theatre with two screenings of Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero. Directed by Richard Lanni, this is the retelling of the real-life adventures of Army Pvt. Robert Conroy and his adopted stray, a stump-tailed terrier named Stubby.

This heartwarming tale of friendship and camaraderie stars the voice talents of Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter and Gérard Depardieu.

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero will be screening on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 at 4:30PM.

Also starting Saturday and through the week until Sunday, October 28, two collections of short films will be screening at the venue. Not Just for Kids, Vol. 1 & 2 are a collection of short films specifically curated for Science World.

This is your only opportunity to see some amazing short films including Simone Giampaolo and Francesco Mazza’s lovely Lynx & Birds as well as Eric Darnell’s (Madagascar films) latest short Crow: The Legend which stars the voice talents of John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Diego Luna, Tye Sheridan and Constance Wu.

All SPARK screenings at Science World are included with regular price of admission.

BONUS: Flash your pass and get in free! Weekend Pass holders can access Science World free of charge on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday Oct. 28. Admission does not include the Pixar Exhibition; there is an $8 charge for access to this exhibit.

For more details including ticket pricing and screening times, visit the Science World website.






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Don’t Miss This Year’s Award Winners!

The SPARK Animation Celebration is just over a week away and trust us, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to see some of the best animated short films of the year on the big screen!

Over the years, SPARK has screened a number of films which have gone on to win Academy Awards, including last year’s winner Dear Basketball, and we’re certain the 2018 crop of SPARK winners will be no exception.

This year’s program includes Louise Bagnall’s touching Best in Show winner Late Afternoon, Carlos Baena’s creepy La Noria and the hilarious mountain rescue-gone-wrong Hors Piste among others.

Other notable films screening opening night include Ted Mathot's Auntie Edna making its theatrical premiere, Ann Marie Fleming’s A Short Film About Tegan and Sara as well as Alison Snowden and David Fine’s Animal Behaviour.

In addition to the screenings, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Nick Park of Aardman Animations.

Tickets to opening night and all other screenings are now on sale.





Conference News



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Conference Weekend & Day Passes Available

Did you hear the news? If you’re interested in attending the SPARK Conference, you now have more ticketing choices! Day Passes will grant you access to all presentations on the specific day while the Weekend Pass will give you full access to the entire weekend of programming.

As a bonus, Weekend Pass holders will also be able to attend any of the festival film screenings at the Vancity Theatre throughout the festival. Simply show your pass at the box office. Busy screenings will be accessible via Rush line with pass holders having priority access.

Weekend and Day passes are now on sale.





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
  • 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, and 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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