P.O. Box 93672 Nelson Park
Vancouver, BC V6E 4L7

e-mail: hello@sparkcg.ca
website: www.sparkcg.ca


Conference News




Full Conference Schedule Announced

You’ve been patiently waiting and the time has arrived: the full conference schedule is now available.

The conference and workshops are taking place at Emily Carr University (520 East 1st Avenue) on 26 and 27 October. Track one conference talks are taking place at the Reliance Theatre while track 2 are taking place at Rennie Hall.

Conference passes are $225 (including taxes and fees), and they are your best bet to access all of the SPARK events including all of the presentations, as well as stand-by access to the Film Festival screenings taking place at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street). If that’s not enough, conference passes also include a boxed lunch for both days of the conference.

If you’re only interested in one or two conference presentations, tickets to individuals presentations are now available for $25 (including taxes and fees). Note that individual tickets do not include lunch or access to any of the film screenings.

SCHEDULE

Day 1 Saturday · October 26, 2019
9:00 am TRACK 1
TARZAN: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF THE ANIMATED CLASSIC
moderator: David Burgess with Bonnie Arnold, Chris Buck, Glen Keane, Kevin Lima & Sergio Pablos
9:00 am TRACK 2
LIFE'S A PITCH
moderator: Rose-Ann Tisserand with Fonda Snyder
10:45 am TRACK 1
WALT DISNEY'S ULTIMATE INVENTOR: THE GENIUS OF UB IWERKS
moderator: Mindy Johnson with Don Iwerks & Leslie Iwerks
10:45 am TRACK 2
CREEP BEHIND THE SCREENS OF 'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'
with Warren Franklin
12:30 pm TRACK 1
HAIR LOVE: A SHORT FILM'S JOURNEY FROM KICKSTARTER TO THE BIG SCREEN
moderator: Zoe Cranley with Karen Toliver & Matthew A. Cherry
12:30 pm TRACK 2
FROM THE BURROW TO THE BIG SCREEN: ADAPTING THE TALE OF 'PETER RABBIT'
moderator: Amy Moorcroft with Felicity Staunton & Jonathan Hludzinski
2:15 pm TRACK 1
SCOOB: THE RE-IMAGINING OF A CLASSIC
moderator: Colin Giles with Michael Kurinsky
2:15 pm TRACK 2
COLLABORATING ON CHARACTERS
moderator: Sue Rowe with Jose Velasquez & Meg Park
4:00 pm TRACK 1
KLAUS: THE ART OF THE MOVIE
moderator: Keith Blackmore with Marcin Jakubowski, Sergio Pablos & Szymon Biernacki
4:00 pm TRACK 2
FROM 'CORALINE' TO 'MISSING LINK': A MARRIAGE BETWEEN CRAFT & TECHNOLOGY
moderator: Aaron Gilman with Florian Perinelle
5:45 pm TRACK 1
THE INDEPENDENTLY ANIMATED WORLD OF BILL PLYMPTON
moderator: Jeff Chiba Stearns with Bill Plympton
5:45 pm TRACK 2
FIVE IN FOCUS: A GAME-CHANGER FOR WOMEN IN BC'S ANIMATION INDUSTRY
moderator: Rose-Ann Tisserand with Amanda Konkin, Jen Davreux, Kaitlin Sutherland, Maisha Moore & Stephanie Blakey

Day 2 Sunday · October 27, 2019
10:00 am TRACK 1
'FROZEN 2' WITH OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR CHRIS BUCK
moderator: Zoe Cranley with Chris Buck
10:00 am TRACK 2
STRUCTURED CHAOS: HITTING DEADLINES WITHOUT LOSING THE FLOW
moderator: Amy Tang with Doron Mayer (Meir)
11:45 am TRACK 1
TOY STORY 4: OLD FRIENDS & NEW ADVENTURES
moderator: Aaron Gilman with Robert Russ
11:45 am TRACK 2
PENCILS, PENS & BRUSHES
moderator: Marina Antunes with Mindy Johnson
1:30 pm TRACK 1
A BLANK PAGE: THE JOURNEY OF DEVELOPING THE ANIMATION & FX STYLE FOR 'THE WILLOUGHBYS'
moderator: Colin Giles with Helen Ahlberg, Rob Lodermeier & Teunis de Raat
1:30 pm TRACK 2
RISE OF THE ANI-DOC: HOW ANIMATION PLAYS A CREATIVE ROLE IN DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION
moderator: Jeff Chiba Stearns with Bill Plympton, Kat Alioshin, Marv Newland & Shirley Vercruysse
3:15 pm TRACK 1
FINAL SPACE: COMEDIANS IN OUTER SPACE
moderator: Rick Mischel with David Sacks & Olan Rogers
3:15 pm TRACK 2
LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS: THE MAKING OF 'ZIMA BLUE'
moderator: Keith Blackmore with Robert Valley
5:00 pm TRACK 1
CUTTING EDGE ANIMATION BY THE OUTLAWS OF ANIMATION
moderator: Keith Blackmore with Bill Plympton, Danny Antonucci, Kat Alioshin & Marv Newland
5:00 pm TRACK 2
THE FINAL 10%: ELEVATING YOUR ANIMATION FROM ACCEPTABLE TO EXCEPTIONAL
moderator: Amy Moorcroft with Carlos Rosas





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
  • Framestore
  • 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 Hangar, 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.







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 Sea Wall!

Register today to receive the SPARK preferred rate!







Call for Volunteers Closes Today!

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 minight today.




Stay Connected

Let's be friends! Stay connected with us on these great platforms:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SparkCG

Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/SparkCGSociety/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/SparkCGS

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sparkcg/

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/sparkcg/