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Conference News

SPARK Conference Adds Guests

The SPARK ANIMATION Conference, taking place 26 and 27 October, is a highlight for the animation community, providing an opportunity to learn and be inspired by both legends of the industry and up-and-coming new talent. 2019 is once again proving to be an unmissable event.

New additions to the schedule include Chris Buck, director of Frozen and the upcoming Frozen 2 and Olan Rogers, creator of Adult Swim's Final Space.

Full conference passes are only $225 (including fees and taxes). A pass is your ticket to all of the SPARK ANIMATION activities including full access to all conference presentations as well as stand-by access to the Festival film screenings.

Full schedule to be announced soon!

Jump to the Conference page to discover who else is coming to SPARK this year and get your pass before they're all gone!

Festival News

SPARK Festival Titles & Special Presentation Announced

This year’s SPARK ANIMATION FESTIVAL opens on Thursday, 24 October at 7:15 pm with a celebration honouring this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Academy Award®-nominated producer Bonnie Arnold. The award will be presented by Chris Buck, Academy Award®-winning director (Frozen, Tarzan), Academy Award®-winning director Glen Keane, along with writer, director, and animator Kevin Lima.

At 9:30 pm, we are pleased to present a very special preview of Netflix’ much anticipated animated feature, Klaus and a conversation with director Sergio Pablos, and Glen Keane.

The festival will also host the BC Premieres of Anca Damian’s Marona’s Frantastic Tale (France), Kat Alioshin’s Animation Outlaws (USA), Masaaki Yuasa’s Ride Your Wave (Japan), and Gints Zilbalodis’ Away (Latvia).

The line-up also includes a very special 20th Anniversary screening of Disney’s Tarzan with directors Chris Buck and Kevin Lima in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Net proceeds from this year’s film festival screenings will be donated to Covenant House Vancouver.

More screenings to be announced soon!

Hotel Deal for SPARK Attendees

Are you attending SPARK and need a place to stay close to all of the action? We are pleased to welcome returning partner, the OPUS Hotel as the official hotel of SPARK ANIMATION 2019.

Centrally located in Yaletown, the OPUS is walking distance from the festival venue, the VIFF Vancity Theatre, SkyTrain which provides easy access to the conference venue, Emily Carr, as well as a variety of restaurants, pubs and the waterfront!

Register today to receive the SPARK preferred rate!

Call for Volunteers

Interested in volunteering with Spark? This is your chance to meet new people, hone your communication skills, and help run an awesome event!

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic volunteers to help at this year’s SPARK ANIMATION FESTIVAL. Whether you’re experienced or a novice, we want you! The only requirements are that you’re over 19 and love animation.

To register, complete the Volunteer Application Form. Applications are being accepted until 7 October, 2019.

Community Events

Vancouver Animation Network Mixer Tonight!

The Vancouver Animation Network is hosting this month’s mixer tonight, Friday, 27 September. 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 kicks off at 6:30 pm at the St. Regis Bar & Grill and includes free pizza, 15% discount on alcohol, 10% discount on food and a 50/50 raffle.

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

RectoVRso Comes to Vancouver

To celebrate its 115 year anniversary, the Alliance Française Vancouver, along with its partners, is bringing RectoVRso to Vancouver. A digital arts and virtual reality exhibition featuring 12 artworks and artists, the exhibition will be open to the public on 28 and 29 September 2019 at the Centre for Digital Media (685 Great Northern Way).

For more details on the exhibit, including selected works and artists, visit the event page.

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