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Festival News

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SPARK ANIMATION Film Festival Stars Shine Bright on Opening Night

Last night, SPARK celebrated the opening night of the 2018 film festival and celebrated SPARK ANIMATION’s 10th anniversary.

Awards were presented to the festival’s 2018 award-winning films, the WIA honoured this yea’rs Diversity Award honorees, and Nick Park who received the SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the art of stop motion animation.

© 2018 Platige Films, Kanaki Films.. All Rights Reserved.

Today at SPARK

The celebration continues tonight at the Vancity Theatre.

At 7PM, director Damian Menow and art director Rafal Wojtunik from Platige Image will introduce their latest project Another Day of Life. Winner of the Audience Award at both the Biografilm Festival and San Sebastian Film Festival, the film is based on the book of the same name from noted journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski. The film retraces Kapuscinski’s time in Angola in the mid-70s.

Menow and Wojtunik will also participate in a post-screening Q&A.

© 2018 Les Films d'Ici. All Rights Reserved.

At 9PM, we are pleased to present the Canadian Premiere of Funan. Winner of the Cristal Prize for Best Feature Film at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the film follows a young Cambodian mother looking for her four-year-old son who was taken away from her by the regime during the Khmer Rouge revolution.

Director Denis Do will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in a post-screening Q & A.

© 2018 NFB. All Rights Reserved.

Halloween comes early to SPARK with the 11PM screening of After Dark. This year’s program includes a tale of the Grim Reaper in La Mort, Père & Fils, a clip from the strangest cooking show you’ll ever see in Fun to Cook 'The World's Best Food' and a trip down memory lane with Shop Class. This screening is 19+ only and alcohol will be permitted in the theatre.

Online sales have closed for today’s screenings but tickets will be available at the venue box office (accepting cash, credit, and debit).

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.

Conference News

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Weekend Conference Pass Sales Close at Midnight Tonight

There is still time to pick up your pass for this weekend’s SPARK Conference.

Conference Weekend Passes and Saturday Day Passes will only be available for pre-purchase until midnight tonight.

Weekend Passes are your best value for taking in the entire weekend of SPARK including both Tracks of conference programming as well as the film screenings taking place at the Vancity Theatre on Saturday and Sunday.

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

Another perk for all Pass holders: In addition to full access to the conference, all Pass holders 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).

Weekend Passes and Saturday Day Passes will also be available at the venue on Saturday morning beginning at 8AM. Weekend Passes are $300, Day Passes arer $175.

Get your Weekend and Day passes on our website.

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 tomorrow, Saturday, October 27 at The Hangar, located at the Centre for Digital Media adjacent to the conference, from 9:30AM to 5PM.

Online registration closes tonight at midnight but on-site registration will also be available.

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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