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Community News




Help KyoAni Heal

It was with a heavy heart that we watched the unfolding tragedy in Kyoto, Japan last week as staff of Kyoto Animation lost their lives for simply doing what they loved: creating art.

The projects made by Kyoto Animation will continue to entertain and inspire anime fans around the world, but rebuilding after a major tragedy is difficult work. Sentai Filmworks, a long-time distributor of Kyoto Animation’s work, started a GoFundMe campaign to help with that rebuilding. If you would like to donate to their effort, you can do so at the campaign page.

We will remember and honour those who died, their families and the anime community through the work they have created over the years, and we look forward to their return.







SIGGRAPH 2019 Starts Sunday! Limited Free Passes Available!

That’s right! SIGGRAPH kicks off this Sunday, 27 July, and there’s still a limited time to take advantage of the free Exhibit-Only passes offer (each worth $50 US)!

The pass also grants you access to the career fair and get this: it's upgradable to any other pass level, meaning you save $50 US per pass!

Quantities are limited so don't delay! Register for your Exhibit-Only pass here by using code SPARK2019. Note that the code can only be used with new registrations.







Vancouver Animation Network’s Mixer is Friday

The Vancouver Animation Network is hosting its next mixer this Friday, 26 July. The free event is a great way to meet industry peers, share stories, tips, ideas or simply hang out with friends and make new ones.

The mixer will kick off at 6:30 pm at the St. Regis Bar & Grill and will include free pizza and nachos, 15% discount on alcohol, 10% discount on food and a 50/50 raffle.

For more info and to RSVP, visit the event page.







SIGGRAPH Asia 2019: Call for Submissions

Submissions are already underway for the 12th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia, taking place from 17 – 20 November 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.

Each year, SIGGRAPH Asia showcases some of the most cutting-edge innovation and research by the industry through a wide range of programs available for submission. Your contribution is vital!

Submit here!

SIGGRAPH Asia’s programs are an excellent platform to spread your research, share your latest developments and help push the boundaries of what technology can do for the future.

Professionals in computer graphics, digital art, animation, visual effects, machine learning, artificial intelligence, immersive and mixed realities, scientific visualization, adaptive technology, and more, are welcome to enter your greatest work!

All submissions are reviewed and evaluated by a highly qualified and experienced jury comprising top practitioners and scholars across computer graphics, animation and interactive techniques specializations.

Important dates:
  • August 12, 2019 – Doctoral Consortium
  • August 12, 2019 – Posters
  • August 12, 2019 – Real-Time Live!
  • August 12, 2019 – Technical Briefs
  • September 14, 2019 – Thesis Fast Forward
  • October 4, 2019 – Birds of a Feather

Note: The submission time for all deadlines is 23:59 UTC/GMT.

For more details on the festival and submission requisites, visit our submissions page for more information on each available program.




SPARK News




Sandro Cleuzo Masterclass

On Saturday 14 September and Sunday, 15 September, join Sandro as he teaches the step-by-step process he uses to create his characters.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a student in training, this two-day masterclass will help any artist, giving attendees the opportunity to learn firsthand from an industry master who possesses the skills, experience, and inside track on “Injecting Personality Into Character Design & Animation.”

Tickets to this very special two-day event are only $150 ($135 for groups of five or more). Admission includes a box lunch on each day as well as all taxes and fees.

The event is more than 75% sold out so don’t delay! For more details on the program, schedule, and to purchase a ticket, visit the event page.

When: Saturday, September 14 & 15 @ 10:00 am (doors open at 9:15 am)
Where: Bosa Theatre
Nat & Flora Bosa Centre for Film & Animation
Capilano University
12055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, Canada
Admission: $150 // Groups (5+): $135*
* Group pricing only available through on-line advance sales.
Info & tickets: Event Website




Festival News




SPARK ANIMATION 2019: Submissions Close in One Month

Submissions for SPARK ANIMATION 2019, taking place 24 to 27 October, have been going strong and we’re quickly approaching the submission deadline of 23 August. That’s less than a month away!

This is your opportunity to join the ranks of SPARK ANIMATION Festival Award Winners including The Dam Keeper, We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, Borrowed Time, Garden Party and Late Afternoon.

Whether you’re a student or polished filmmaker, working independently or a studio, SPARK is pleased to accept all types of animation and offer a wide range of categories for submission not to mention a Festival Jury made up of animation industry luminaries.

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

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




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