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) and “Bear Story,” (Academy Award winner in 2015). Most recently, five of the five films nominated for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film, screened at SPARK ANIMATION 2017, including this year’s Oscar winner, “Dear Basketball” by Glen Keane.
With an eclectic mix of styles, languages and a world-class jury, SPARK ANIMATION has become the premiere animation festival in Vancouver!
The 2018 Festival Jury includes the following industry luminaries:
We are proud to bring top innovators in animation to Vancouver to judge some of the world’s finest films in this category.” Several films selected in 2017 went on to be nominated for Best Short Film (Animated) at the Oscars, including “Garden Party,” “Negative Space,” and “Revolting Rhymes. - Sylvain Provencher, president of Spark CG and Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH
Archive: Call for entries:
SPARK ANIMATION 2018 will feature a series of regional, national and international short and feature films, filmmaker workshops and mixers. Filmmakers of festival selected projects will receive complimentary passes to the conference, festival and business symposium.
We are looking for animated projects from all over the world:
• Animated Feature Films
• Animated Short Films
• Animated Student Projects
• Commissioned Works
• 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
• Festival: October 25 – 28
• Conference: October 27 – 28
• Business Symposium: October 26
• Career Fair: October 27
About SPARK CG:
The inaugural SPARK ANIMATION Conference and Festival took place in 2008. Since its inception, the Society has been working diligently to promote and foster the local computer graphics community year-round by holding sold-out events, attracting internationally renowned speakers, and keeping abreast of how to best serve the dynamic community.
SPARK ANIMATION 2018 sponsors:
Creative BC supported by the Province of British Columbia, Capilano University, Bardel Entertainment, Bron Animation, DHX Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Campbell River Creative Industries Council, Consulate of France in Vancouver, MPC, ACM Siggraph, YVRFF, Women in Animation and Vancouver ACM Siggraph