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Power Up Your Career

Explore your career opportunities at the SPARK FX Career Fair.

The first career fair of 2020 is taking place on Saturday, 15 February 2020 from 9:30 am to 5 pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver).

Whether you’re looking for your next gig or curious about the opportunities available, this is the place to do it.

Registration is free!

Participating exhibitors include:

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






His Dark Materials © 2019 HBO. All Rights Reserved.

Inspiring Awe and Wonder

Animation Supervisor Aulo Licinio recently won an Annie Award for his work on HBO’s visual spectacular His Dark Materials. On Saturday, 15 February 2020, join Aulo and VFX supervisor Shawn Hillier, as the pair break-down their award-winning work.




It’s a Party!

Show your love for VFX at the opening night mixer and opening panel event!

Taking place Friday, 14 February 2020, the mixer is the perfect place to celebrate your passion for VFX with colleagues and friends.

As an added bonus, you’ll have an opportunity to get candid with Betsy Paterson (Carnival Row, Marco Polo), Chris Downs (Hobbs & Shaw, Ad Astra), Freddy Chávez Olmos (The Man in the High Castle, District 9), and Joern Grosshans (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Game of Thrones).

Bonus! There will be a prize draw for a Nuke Studio License valued at over $10,000!



Photo by Henrico Lavoura. 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







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



The Call of the Wild © 2020 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada. All Rights Reserved.

You’re Invited to a Preview Screening of The Call of the Wild

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, The Call of the Wild vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team– and later its leader – Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. As a live-action/animation hybrid, The Call of the Wild employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic – and emotionally authentic – characters.

The movie opens on 20 February, but we have your opportunity to see it before everyone else! You’re invited to a special advanced screening taking place on Thursday, 13 February 2020.

Register here to secure your spot. Space is limited so be sure to register early.

Don’t forget to tag #TheCallOfTheWild in all of your social media posts!







Mixer Happening Tomorrow

The first Vancouver Animation Network mixer of the year is happening tomorrow 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.

Bonus! Attendees will have chance to win one of two SPARK FX conference passes!

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




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