Changes to Conference Schedule
If you haven’t checked recently, you may have missed the news that due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to make some minor changes to the conference schedule. But don’t despair: if you purchased a ticket to one of the affected presentations, your ticket is still valid and if you have a pass, you have nothing to worry about. That said, be sure you check the updated schedule to ensure that you don’t miss that presentation you were so eager to see!
The conference and workshops are taking place at Emily Carr University (520 East 1st Avenue) on 26 and 27 October. Track 1 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 (only 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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French Programming Highlights
The SPARK ANIMATION FESTIVAL is always pleased to present a variety of international programming including a wide range for French feature and short films, and this year is no different.
In addition to the late addition of I Lost My Body, the festival will also host the BC Premiere of Anca Damian’s Marona’s Fantastic Tale, a charming story that celebrates the love of a pet, something any animal lover can relate to and won’t want to miss.
Always impressive, this year’s Spotlight on France program is chock-full of talent including the SPARK Award-winners for Best 3D Student Film Oeil pour Oeil, a hilarious pirate story, and For a Fistful of Toffees, a beautiful and funny story of aging together.
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
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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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