Career Fair News
Career Fair Registration Now Open
Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking for the next challenge, or a student looking for your first job, the SPARK ANIMATION Career Fair is the best place to get one-on-one face time with recruiters from some of the leading animation companies in the world including:
- Animal Logic Entertainment
- Atomic Cartoons
- Bardel Entertainment
- BRON Animation
- Electronic Arts
- Ferly Animation
- Image Engine Design
- Mainframe Studios
- Slap Happy Cartoons
- Sony Pictures Imageworks
- Stellar Creative Lab
- Tangent Animation Studios
- WildBrain Studios (Formerly DHX)
- Zoic Studios
Taking place from 9:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday, 26 October at the Centre for Digital Media (577 Great Northern Way), don’t miss your opportunity to make an impression, build relationships and perhaps land your dream job.
Registration is free (one block per person) and now open.
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SPARK Festival Titles & Special Presentation Announced
Award-winning animator Gitanjali Rao’s Bombay Rose is the closing night film for this year’s SPARK ANIMATION FESTIVAL. An exquisitely drawn and beautifully moving tale of the quest for love on the chaotic streets of Bombay, the film was a Gold Hugo nominee at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, and recently had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Other programming at this year’s festival includes the return of After Dark, a 19+ screening of animation of a more adult nature, Spotlight on France which celebrates projects produced in France, Not Just for Kids, a family-friendly screening of films including the award-winning story of a dragon in training: Zog, and Made in Canada which highlights some of the best animation from across the country.
The Mothers of a Medium program, which showcases the work of female animators from around the globe, will open with the world premiere of The Butterfly Affect with special guests; director Stephanie Blakey, writer Jen Davreux, producer Amanda Konkin, animation director Kaitlin Sutherland, and art director Maisha Moore in attendance.
The project is the first produced by Five in Focus, an innovative program designed by Women in Animation Vancouver and Women in View to advance gender equity in the animation industry. Last year, five women were nominated into positions in which women have been traditionally underrepresented and where WIA has sought to increase representation. Five in Focus aims to significantly advance these women’s careers through extensive mentorship from the WIA community, exposure to a wide range of industry activities, masterclasses, pitch training and more. The year long program provided financing to write, develop and produce the animated short film.
Net proceeds from this year’s film festival screenings will be donated to Covenant House Vancouver.
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 Closes Monday!
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.
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