A multi-stream event, SPARK ANIMATION thrives on bringing together industry experts with newcomers, and that principle extends into the festival which provides a showcase for both established filmmakers and fresh new talent. Since opening the festival to submissions in 2014, SPARK ANIMATION has attracted top animation from around the world and many of the projects recognized at the festival have gone on to win numerous awards — including Oscars. Notable titles include “The Dam Keeper” (Academy Award nominee), “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos” (Academy Award nominee), “Bear Story,” (Academy Award winner in 2015), “Dear Basketball” by Glen Keane and most recently this year’s Oscar winner, Domee Shi's "Bao."
With an eclectic mix of styles, languages and a world-class jury, SPARK ANIMATION has become the premiere animation festival in Western Canada.
THE 2019 SPARK ANIMATION JURY MEMBERS ARE:
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Animated Feature Films
• Animated Short Films
• Animated Student Projects
• Animated Music Videos
• Animated Commercials
• Game Cinematics & Trailers (real-time or pre-rendered)
• VFX Short Narrative
• Computer animation (2D & 3D)
• Traditional animation
• Stop-motion animation
ABOUT SPARK ANIMATION 2019
SPARK ANIMATION 2019 furthers the art and craft of animation by championing the work of animators, filmmakers, and all artists who use this beautiful art form to tell a story visually. In its 11th year, SPARK ANIMATION 2019 runs October 24 to 27 in Vancouver, Canada. The event includes a film festival, career fair, and two-day conference (October 26 and 27). For more information visit http://sparkfx.ca/
ABOUT SPARK CG
Founded to promote and foster Vancouver’s computer graphics community, Spark CG has organized the SPARK ANIMATION and SPARK FX (visual effects) conferences and festivals since 2008. In addition to the two annual signature events, Spark CG also hosts events that attract internationally renowned speakers and local industry professionals. To serve and support the dynamic local animation and computer graphics community, Spark CG is constantly highlighting leading artistic and technological advancements through conferences, film festivals, and events that provide insight into the evolution and latest techniques in animation and visual effects. Since its inception, the SPARK CG Society has been committed to equality and better inclusion.
SPARK ANIMATION 2019 SPONSORS
Creative BC supported by the Province of British Columbia, Animal Logic, Capilano University, BRON Animation, DHX Media, Emily Carr University, MPC Film, Vancouver Film School, Arcana Studios, Bardel Entertainment, Campbell River Creative Industries Council, CMPA, Consulate of France in Vancouver, Foundry, Ziva Dynamics, ACM SIGGRAPH, VES Vancouver, YVRFF, Women in Animation and Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH.
2018 Festival Coverage (Archive)
2018 Festival Jury includes the following industry luminaries: