Full Conference Schedule Announced
If you missed the news earlier this week, 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 in the Reliance Theatre, while track 2 are taking place in Rennie Hall.
Conference passes are $225 (including taxes & fees), and they are your best bet to access all of the SPARK events. In addition to the presentations in both tracks, a conference pass also grants stand-by access to the Film Festival screenings taking place at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street) as well as priority access to the Career Fair taking place 26 October at The Hangar. Conference passes also include a boxed lunch for both days of the conference.
Busy one day or only interested in one or two conference presentations? Single tickets to individual presentations are now available for $25 (including taxes & fees). Note that individual tickets do not include lunch or access to any of the film screenings.
For full schedule and to purchase passes and tickets, visit the website.
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I Lost My Body Added to Festival
Winner of both the Crystal and Audience Awards at Annecy, and the first animated film to ever with the International Critics' Week Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Jérémy Clapin’s I Lost My Body surreal drama about a hand in search of its body is as remarkable for its storytelling as for its visual qualities. Don’t miss your opportunity to catch up with this multiple award-winning feature on Saturday, 26 October at 9:30 pm.
If family entertainment is more your style, you won’t want to miss this year’s Not Just for Kids program on Sunday, 27 October at 3:30 pm which includes Asher Horowitz’s charming short film about inclusion why z?, Jesse Cote’s charming Blue & Curt and the winner of this year’s SPARK prize for Best Children’s Short Zog, Max Lang and Daniel Snaddon’s adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s charming picture book about a dragon who wants to be the best student in dragon school.
Net proceeds from this year’s film festival screenings will be donated to Covenant House Vancouver.
Full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
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 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!
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