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SPARK FX Passes Now Available

SPARK FX 2020 runs 14 — 16 February, 2020.

The conference kicks off Friday 14 February with an Industry Mixer followed by a panel discussion with VFX supervisors and the raffle of a Nuke Studio License valued at over $10,000.



Avengers: Endgame. © 2019 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Confirmed Saturday sessions include presentations on His Dark Materials, Ford vs Ferrari, and the creation of heroes and villains in some of the biggest movies of 2019 including Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. More coming soon.

Sunday is dedicated to open source. Produced in conjunction with the Academy Software Foundation, the day will include presentations from Blue Sky CTO Hank Driskill on the incorporation of open source at Blue Sky, The Coalition Studio on developing real-time rendering for Gears 5, and Christos Obretenov speaking to the latest work in NPR with modern path tracers.

Full details at the conference website.



Gears 5. © 2019 The Coalition Studio. All Rights Reserved.

Passes + Ticket Information

Weekend passes are $100 and include access to all sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including opening night mixer.

Buy with friends and save $10. Group rate only available via advance online purchase.

Individual session tickets are $20 (unless otherwise noted).

Purchase Conference Pass






Photo by Eduardo Andres Rios

SPARK FX Career Fair Registration Now Open

Looking for work? Registration is now open for the first career fair of 2020!

Taking place Saturday, 15 February, 2020 from 9:30 am to 5 pm, this is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters from some of the industry’s top studios.

Participating exhibitors include:

  • Animal Logic
  • Atomic Cartoons
  • BRON Animation
  • Cinesite
  • CVD VFX
  • DNEG
  • Framestore
  • Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
  • Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts
  • Pixomondo
  • Rodeo FX
  • Scanline VFX
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Weta Digital
  • WildBrain Studios
  • Zoic Studios

Registration is free.

For more information and to register, visit the career fair page.

Register Now






Photo by Larissa Baroboskin

Call for Volunteers

Apply now to become a SPARK FX 2020 volunteer!

This is your opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills, and help organize a fantastic event.

Deadline to apply is 23 January 2020.

Apply Now







Hotel Deal for SPARK Attendees

Planning on attending SPARK and need a place to stay a stone’s throw from the venue? We are pleased to welcome returning partner, the OPUS Hotel as the official hotel of SPARK FX 2020.

Located in Yaletown, the OPUS is not only walking distance from the venue, but also central to a variety of restaurants, pubs, and the Sea Wall. SkyTrain is located across the street for easy travel to and from the airport.

Register today to receive the SPARK preferred rate!




Community News




Vancouver Animation Network Mixer

The Vancouver Animation Network is hosting its fixer mixer of the year on Friday 31 January 2020. 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.

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






SIGGRAPH 2022 Conference Chair Munkhtsetseg "Muunuu" Nandigjav.

SIGGRAPH 2022 Returning to Vancouver

Earlier this week, it was announced that SIGGRAPH is returning to Vancouver!

ACM SIGGRAPH has appointed Munkhtsetseg "Muunuu" Nandigjav of Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), as the chair of SIGGRAPH 2022. The event will return to the Vancouver Convention Centre, 7 to 11 August, 2022.

This will mark the fourth time SIGGRAPH returns to Vancouver. The conference first came to the city in 2011, returned in 2014, then most recently in 2018.

Read the full announcement.




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