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Festival News

Meet the SPARK ANIMATION 2019 Festival Jury

We are proud to announce our list of esteemed jurors for this year’s SPARK ANIMATION Festival!

Since its inception, Spark CG has been committed to equality and better inclusion. Thus submitted films have the opportunity to be reviewed by a distinguished group from the animation community, equally composed of 6 women and 6 men from four continents.

This year’s jury spotlights include Alison Snowden, Oscar-winning animator for Bob’s Birthday and a 2019 Academy Award nominee for Animal Behaviour. Louise Bagnall, creative supervisor and character designer for Cartoon Saloon, winner of Best in Show at SPARK ANIMATION Festival 2018, and 2019 Academy Award nominee for Late Afternoon. Sandro Cleuzo, from Disney to DreamWorks, Sony and SPA Studios, Sandro is a highly sought after Annie Award-winning animator & designer. Trevor Jimenez, a story artist at Pixar, Trevor won the Director’s Prize at SPARK ANIMATION Festival 2017, and was a 2019 Academy Award nominee and Annie Award-winner for Best Animated Short for his film Weekends.


For more details on the festival, submission details and to submit, visit our submission page.

Important dates:

  • August 24, 2019 — Regular Submission Deadline
  • September 12, 2019 — Extended Submission Deadline
  • October 1, 2019 — Notification Date
  • October 24 — 27, 2019 — Festival Dates


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FREE EVENT: Designing for Mixed Reality

We are pleased to announce that our upcoming event on Designing for Mixed Reality (MR) is now free!

On Friday, May 24 at 7:15 pm, join Andrew Klein, Lead Mixed Reality Designer at Microsoft Vancouver, as he answers questions and addresses some of the problems, techniques and solutions encountered by his team as they created Dynamics 365 Guides, a tool which helps individuals learn new skills faster by using step-by-step instructions that guide employees to the tools and parts they need and how to use them in real-work situations.

This is your opportunity to ask and get answers to practical questions about designing for MR, which mixes real and virtual worlds to produce new hybrid environments and visualizations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time.

The presentation will take place at the licensed VFS Cafe (390 W Hastings St). Tickets are free but space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot today.

There will be a meet-and-greet at 6:30 pm at the VFS Cafe.

When: Friday, May 24 @ 7:15 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Where: Vancouver Film School
Digital Media Campus, Main Theatre
420 Homer Street
Vancouver, Canada
Admission: Free
Info & tickets: Event Website

Community News

SIGGRAPH 2019 Early Bird Passes Now Available

Taking place July 28 to August 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, SIGGRAPH 2019 is a great opportunity to learn something new, see something new, to reconnect with friends and colleagues and make new ones.

This year’s conference will kick off with a keynote from Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President, Production at Marvel Studios and will include various panels, presentations and exhibitions throughout the week-long event.

Early bird registration is now open and will continue until June 7. Visit the SIGGRAPH website for details and passes.

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