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Festival News

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Online Sales for SPARK ANIMATION Opening Night Close at Midnight Tonight

The SPARK ANIMATION 2018 Film Festival opens tomorrow night with a presentation of this year’s award-winning shorts and feature films, 7PM at Scotiabank Theatre.

This year’s award winners, as selected by the Festival Jury, encompass a wide variety of animation styles created by a diverse group of filmmakers from around the world, including the Best in Show winner Late Afternoon from Irish director Louise Bagnall, a touching tale of a woman suffering from Alzheimer's, the eye-popping Best VFX winner Sigma from a team of French animators, and the remarkable Best Student Stop Motion winner Daisy from Taiwan’s Yu Yu.

In addition to the announcement of the 2018 award winners, Nick Park of Aardman Animations and Wallace and Gromit fame, will be presented with the SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award.

The recipients of this year’s Women In Animation (WIA) Diversity Awards will also be honoured at the film festival opening tomorrow night. The Diversity Awards were established to recognize and honour individuals, companies, and organizations that have made a significant impact in expanding the diversity of voices in the art and industry of animation.

WIA and SPARK are pleased to recognize the following Diversity Award winners: National Film Board of Canada for its commitment to creating gender parity among filmmakers, Alex Widdowson’s Music & Clowns for the film’s honest and heartfelt portrayal of people with developmental disabilities, and pioneer animator Brenda Banks, widely recognized as the first African American woman to work in animation, including a wide range of film and television projects from the early ‘70s all the way through 2005. Taylor Shaw, founder and CEO of Black Women Animate, will accept the award on behalf of Ms. Banks.

Proceeds from all festival screenings, less fees and GST, will be donated to Covenant House Vancouver.

Online ticket sales close at Midnight tonight! Get them while you can on our website.

When: Thursday, October 25 @ 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 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

Conference News

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Conference Day and Weekend Passes Still Available

Immerse yourself in a weekend of learning and inspiration at the SPARK ANIMATION 2018 Conference, October 27 and 28.

This year’s conference line-up is as good as it gets with presentations by Bonne Radford, Karey Kirkpatrick, Kevin Webb, and Steve Gizicki on the music and animation of Smallfoot. Denise Koyama, and Paul Watling will take us behind the scenes of the hotly anticipated Spider-Man and Paul Harrod talks about the production design of Wes Anderson’s beloved Isle of Dogs, among many others.

In addition to full access to the conference and festival screenings, all pass holders also get complimentary entry into Science World until Wednesday, October 31; simply show your pass at the box office.

Single session conference tickets will also be available for $30 each. These are not available for online purchase and will be on sale at the venue on the day of the presentation (cash and credit).

Weekend and Day passes are now on sale!

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

Save Time. Pre-Order Lunch

Attending the Conference? Don’t want to miss a presentation? We can help.

Loafe, the Cafe at Emily Carr, is giving SPARK Conference attendees the opportunity to skip the line by ordering and paying for lunch in advance.

Order lunch for Saturday here, lunch for Sunday here.

Deadline for ordering lunch for both days is Thursday, October 25 at 4PM.

If you prefer not to pre-order, the Cafe will still be open and taking orders.

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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