SPARK ANIMATION 2017: CONFERENCE
October 28 - 29, 2017



Terabyte Sponsor


Creative BC



Kilobyte Sponsors


Bardel Entertainment


Capilano University


Bron Animation


Emily Carr University


Vancouver Film School



Byte Sponsors


DLA Piper


DHX Media, Ltd.


Sony Pictures Imageworks


Campbell River Creative Industries Council


Canadian Media Producers Association


FullMeta Corporation


Scalar Decisions



Partner


ACM SIGGRAPH


 

SPARK ANIMATION 2017: CONFERENCE
CELEBRATE THE DIVERSE WORLD OF ANIMATION
October 28 - 29, 2017


Mexican Director Jorge R. Gutiérrez Joins SPARK ANIMATION 2017 as Conference Chair

Jorge R. Gutierrez

Spark CG is super thrilled to announce Super Macho Jorge R. Gutiérrez as the SPARK ANIMATION 2017 Conference Chair. Visionary Mexican animator, character designer, painter, writer and director, Gutiérrez, will be bringing his work and experience from south of the border to the Great White North to curate and host Western Canada’s largest animation event! Gutiérrez’s exuberance and love for animation guarantees that SPARK ANIMATION 2017 will be the one animation conference you will never forget or want to miss. ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! Go! Man Go!

For Jorge R. Gutiérrez, 2017 is really proving to be the Year of Big Announcements. This past week, while at the Annecy Festival showcasing his immersive VR animated short, Son of Jaguar for Google Spotlight Stories, Reel FX announced that Gutiérrez will direct the sequel to The Book of Life. Gutiérrez also showcased the WIP on Kung Fu Space Punch, the funny mash-up of 90s Kung Fu films, Spaghetti Westerns of the 60s, and the epic space adventures of the 70s, 80s and today. Any of these projects would make a young man old, but not for the Luchador Gutiérrez who’s Lucha Libre name means &dlquo;He Who Rules.”


Celebrating the Diverse World of Animation

This year’s 2-day SPARK ANIMATION 2017 CONFERENCE is taking place under the sails of Vancouver’s Convention Centre. The conference will show off the whole scope of the animated film medium from around the world. As a core visual language in our digital age, animation is not only changing the way we see cinema, but is growing into a multi-faceted medium with diverse target groups. The conference brings together the world's most talented artists, directors and studio executives to Vancouver to examine the range of animation, share their priceless experiences and inspire the animation community. The 2-day conference will feature:

  • Discussions on animation in all its applications.
  • Panels and presentations from the world's most creative animators and directors.
  • Cutting-edge exposure and insight about the global art and business of animation.
  • Networking — build long-lasting relationships with a growing community of local and international attendees.

Online Reservations Now Open

Reserve early, and save 33% off our regular admission! Early-bird discounts now in effect until midnight on September 30, 2017.


Why Should You Come?

You realize the importance of understanding animation today. Seeing behind-the-scenes, learning the how-to of animation, as well as networking with other like-minded producers, directors, animators and other creatives. Featuring a diverse series of presentations, SPARK ANIMATION 2017 invites all experienced professionals and students, to discover the craft and innovation that defines the medium of animation.


Become a Sponsor

Sponsors of SPARK ANIMATION 2017 have a unique opportunity to create a high profile association with Western Canada’s largest festival of its kind. Sponsorship of this event emphasizes your involvement in and support of masterclasses, educational programs, professional development, workshops, film screenings, special events, networking, job fairs and international representation.

All SPARK CG events and programs have distinct properties that offer unique appeal to particular audiences. There are multiple levels of Partnerships available at prices from $2,500 and up. Contact sponsorship@sparkcg.ca



SCHEDULE

DAY 1SATURDAY - OCTOBER 28, 2017
9:00 amPRESENTATION
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11:00 amPRESENTATION
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12:30 pmLUNCH BREAK
LUNCH BREAK
1:30 pmPRESENTATION
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3:30 pmPRESENTATION
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5:30 pmPRESENTATION
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DAY 2SUNDAY - OCTOBER 29, 2017
9:00 amPRESENTATION
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11:00 amPRESENTATION
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12:30 pmLUNCH BREAK
LUNCH BREAK
1:30 pmPRESENTATION
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3:30 pmPRESENTATION
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5:30 pmPRESENTATION
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Thursday

Thursday - October 26, 7:00 AM
CONFERENCE PASS
EARLY-BIRD CONFERENCE PASS 2017

Regular: $150


Saturday

Saturday - October 28, 9:00 AM
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Saturday - October 28, 11:00 AM
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Saturday - October 28, 1:30 PM
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Saturday - October 28, 3:30 PM
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Saturday - October 28, 5:30 PM
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Sunday

Sunday - October 29, 9:00 AM
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Sunday - October 29, 11:00 AM
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Sunday - October 29, 1:30 PM
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Sunday - October 29, 3:30 PM
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Sunday - October 29, 5:30 PM
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