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Festival News



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Premieres Abound

The festival picks up this evening at the VIFC Vancity Theatre (1181 Burrard Street) with a pair of BC Premieres.

Winner of numerous awards including the Contrechamp Award at the 2019 Annecy festival, the debut feature Away is a lovely tale of adventure written, produced, composed and directed by Gints Zilbalodis, who spent years completing his passion project.

The evening continues with Ride Your Wave from celebrated Japanese director Masaaki Yuasa. A wonderful tale of love and loss set to music and surfing, this is a story of romance with a twist.

The night will close with a 19+ collection of short films called “After Dark.” A great way to get an early start on Halloween celebrations, this program includes everything from a trippy new project by auteur Sir Ridley Scott, a post-partying greasy pit-stop gone wrong, and a look inside the factory where that frozen pizza you had for lunch is made.

Tickets for all of these screenings are available at the venue starting at 6 pm. Cash, credit and debit accepted.

Don’t forget: if you have a conference pass, you can also attend the film festival screenings via standy-by access.

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

Full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the website.





Conference News




Conference Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 9 am, the Reliance Theatre stage at at Emily Carr University (520 East 1st Avenue) will host a powerhouse presentation including Bonnie Arnold, Chris Buck, Glen Keane, Kevin Lima, Sergio Pablos all of whom are reuniting to look back at Tarzan. This will be followed by Frozen director Chris Buck who will take attendees behind the scenes of the much-anticipated Frozen 2.

All of this before lunch time!

Speaking of lunch, if you purchase your pass online before midnight tonight, you’ll also get complimentary boxed lunch on both days of the conference!

Conference passes are $225 (including taxes & fees), and they are your best bet to access all of the SPARK events.

Interested in attending just one session? Single tickets 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. But hurry, there are only 27 passes left!

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
'FROZEN 2' WITH OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR CHRIS BUCK
moderator: Zoe Cranley with Chris Buck
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
WALT DISNEY'S ULTIMATE INVENTOR: THE GENIUS OF UB IWERKS
moderator: Mindy Johnson with Don Iwerks & Leslie Iwerks
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





Career Fair News



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Last Chance to Pre-Register for Career Fair

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
  • Centre for Entertainment Arts
  • 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.

Some blocks are filling quickly so be sure to register before midnight tonight! Registration will also be available at the venue tomorrow.

Registration is free (one block per person) and now open.




Community Events




Vancouver Animation Network Mixer Tonight!

The Vancouver Animation Network is hosting this month’s mixer tonight, Friday, 25 October. 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. Tonight's attendees will also receive complimentary SPARK ANIMATION FESTIVAL movie tickets (supplies limited).

In addition to all of this, tonight's event will also host a number of very special guests!

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




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