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Festival News

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SPARK ANIMATION 2018 Opens Tonight

SPARK CG’s 10th annual celebration of excellence in animation kicks off with the SPARK ANIMATION 2018 Film Festival opening tonight at Vancouver’s Scotiabank Theatre.

The evening begins promptly at 7 pm with the announcement of the festival jury’s selection of the 2018 award-winners. Afterwards, the SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award will be bestowed on the incomparable Nick Park, followed by the Women In Animation (WIA) presentation of this year’s Diversity Awards. The evening will close with a screening of award-winning short films.

Will call opens at 6 pm for ticket pick up. Online sales are now closed, but tickets will be available for purchase at the venue (cash or credit) beginning at 6 pm.

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

Tickets for all other 2018 film festival screenings are available for purchase online now.

When: Today, October 25 @ 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Admission: $15 (Admission includes GST.)
Cash & credit at venue
Where: Scotiabank Theatre, Auditorium #1
900 Burrard St.
Vancouver, Canada
Info: Event Website

Conference News

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Get Your Conference Passes Today

There is still time to pick up a conference pass for the highlight event of the weekend.

Conference Weekend and Day Passes are now available and they are the best way to experience insights and tips from the world’s leading animators at the two-day conference, October 27 and 28.

This year, SPARK CG is pleased to offer two tracks of programming for passholders. Track 1 features the same kind of great presentations we’ve offered in the past, including The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part co-director Trisha Gum talking about the upcoming movie to director John Kahrs presenting about working in VR.

Track 2 offers expanded programming that was previously included in the Business Symposium, including presentations on everything from funding short films and activating government incentives to planning a festival run.

Weekend and Day Pass holders will have priority access to both tracks of programming, but Track 2 is free and open to the public.

Perks for all Pass holders: In addition to access to the conference, all Pass holders can also attend all festival screenings. You will also receive 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).

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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Register Today for the SPARK ANIMATION Career Fair

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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