February 6, 2016

Vancouver International Film Centre
Atrium Lounge
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, Canada



Alliance Partner



Online Registrations Now Closed.
February 6, 2016

The SPARK CG Career Fairs are free to attend and give animation and VFX pros and students a top-rate opportunity to connect with Vancouver's 5-star film and television studios staffing up for projects. Wee but mighty, this job fair is your opportunity to get past the front door and meet the decision makers on internationally acclaimed productions seen by millions of people around the world.

We give you one-on-one time with studios. You're not just handing off a resume and a reel. This is about relationships, building strong ones for today and down the road.

Every year, hundreds attend the SPARK CG Career Fair. So, in order to make sure everyone gets an opportunity to meet with studios and recruiters, please follow the guidelines below when registering:


  1. Registering here guarantees you entry. You can register in person. But, that is first-come first-served.
  2. Only register yourself to attend.
  3. Only register for ONE (1) 90-minute session per day. If you register for more, your registrations will be cancelled and that is not cool.
  4. Tell other people about the job fair. Tweet using our hashtag #SPARK2016 and be sure to fan us on Facebook to keep up with the hot line-up of studios, presentations, films and more.
  5. Bring your resume and reel to the career fair. Make the most of the chance to meet these folks. They want to meet you!
Online registrations will open in early January.


Please check regularly to discover more studios that will be looking to hire you! Stay tuned.


Established in 1991, Animal Logic is one of the world’s most highly respected digital production studios, producing award-winning design, animation and visual effects for the film and television industries.

Animal Logic’s film credits include The Lego® Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Insurgent, Unbroken, Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie, The Great Gatsby, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Matrix, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and House of Flying Daggers. Animal Logic recently finished production on Chen Kaige’s, Monk Comes Down the Mountain (2015), and is currently in production on Allegiant – Part 1 (2016), LEGO Batman (2017) and Ninjago (2017), as well as The LEGO Movie Sequel (2018).

As part of the Animal Logic group of companies, Animal Logic Entertainment is developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studio’s work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant feature animation and hybrid animation projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action films.

With studios in Sydney, Los Angeles and Vancouver, and represented by CAA, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience. For more information visit our website.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver and Sydney

Visa Restrictions: All qualified candidates will be considered for opportunities.


At Cinesite, we work with filmmakers around the world to bring their vision to life. We have worked on a wide range of award-winning films over the past 20 years, from the Harry Potter franchise, to Skyfall, Iron Man 3, and X-Men First Class. We have produced BAFTA and Oscar award-winning visual effects, and have won an Emmy as well as several nominations.

In 2014, we added a Feature Animation division to our business. We are currently co-producing a slate of full-CG animated features out of our Montreal studio, including our first project, Charming which is currently in production. Our animators, supervisors and technical directors are highly experienced in creating ambitious, original work that delights audiences.

We will attend SPARK FX this year, where we will be showcasing our work and talking about our current availabilities in Montreal and London.

Hiring Facilities: Montréal and London

Visa Restrictions: International applicants accepted for intermediate and senior positions.


CoSA VFX specializes in visual effects for high-profile episodic television and feature films. Recent projects include Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Person of Interest, 11-22-63, Saving Mr. Banks, and Guardians of the Galaxy, for clients such as Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros, Bad Robot, Fox and ABC. An artist-owned company, CoSA is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with a full division in Vancouver. CoSA’s team of talented artists and supervisors enjoy working fast and light, a work style that has allowed the company to continue expanding in both cities.

Hiring Facilities: Los Angeles and Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: US Residents for the LA office; BC Residents for the Vancouver office.


DHX Studios is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver and Halifax

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome for intermediate and senior positions.


Founded in 1993, Digital Domain is one of the largest and most influential visual effects studios in the world. The company and its artists have produced industry-leading work for movies, commercials, video games, music videos, concerts, and virtual reality projects.

Since its early days creating Academy Award® winning effects in the movie Titanic, Digital Domain has delivered innovative visuals for hundreds of movies including Maleficent, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3, and TRON: Legacy. During that time, its artists have earned multiple Academy Awards® in the Visual Effects and Technical Award categories.

A creative force in the advertising industry, Digital Domain has brought its artistry to hundreds of commercials, video games, and music videos — from the AICP award-winning Destiny Become Legend game trailers, to Nike’s virtual reality The Neymar Jr. Effect, to the groundbreaking Ronda Rousey fight trailer Revolution for the UFC. The company has been at the forefront of innovation for over two decades and pioneered the creation of internationally famous Digital Performers including Virtual 2Pac (the Coachella Hologram) and Teresa Teng. Digital Domain was also a co-producer on the feature film Ender’s Game.

From facilities in California and Vancouver, including its own state-of-the-art performance capture studio, Digital Domain continues a tradition of creating extraordinary imagery and productions for entertainment and advertising.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Founded with a team of just 30, Double Negative (Dneg) has grown to become one of the industry's success stories and is now one of the world's largest providers of visual effects for film with facilities in London, Singapore and a third recently opened in Vancouver.

Dneg has always sought to retain both the creative drive and involvement of its artists through all projects and a close collaborative working relationship with clients. This approach ensures films both small and large receive the same high standard of creative and technical service. This has proved a winning combination resulting in awards recognition from the Visual Effects Society (for Inception and Sherlock Holmes), BAFTA (for Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2) and the Academy® Awards (for Inception).

Recent work includes Man of Steel, Thor: The Dark World, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Transcendence, Godzilla, Jupiter Ascending, Hercules and Interstellar.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome for intermediate to senior positions.


At EA, we have one simple vision: become the world’s greatest games company. We are a community of artists, storytellers, technologists and innovators working in one of the most dynamic industries today. We’re building a company that thinks about the player experience at every step. We are transforming for a digital future and work as one team.

We take risks and we dream big. And together, we are changing the way millions play every day.

Hiring Facilities: Burnaby

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


We are Framestore. We create extraordinary experiences. We combine award-winning craft and relentless creativity with tomorrow’s technologies. We make the impossible possible.

We recently worked on The Martian, Pan, Everest, Paddington, Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity.

We make moving images, content, design and digital for the advertising, entertainment and film industries. We are global leaders in visual effects, having won every major industry award.

Our global team is connected through a realtime production pipeline, enabling over 1000 colleagues to collaborate on projects, wherever we are in the world.

Hiring Facilities: Montréal and London

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Based in Vancouver BC, Image Engine is an independently owned and operated company, led by a team of creative and passionate individuals who are committed to furthering the art of visual storytelling, and helping their exceptionally talented crew to push the boundaries of artistic and technical achievement at the studio.

With over 15 years in the industry and several award wins, Image Engine’s impressive list of credits includes District 9, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Thing, Immortals, Safe House, Battleship, Zero Dark Thirty, Fast & Furious 6, R.I.P.D., Child 44, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Elysium, Chappie, San Andreas, Jurassic World and Straight Outta Compton. Currently in production are: Independence Day Resurgence, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, and Game of Thrones.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is the leading effects facility in the world with offices in San Francisco, Singapore and Vancouver. The company serves the motion picture, commercial production and themed attraction industries. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects and in the process, has been honoured with 15 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and received 24 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards. In addition, the company's first animated feature film, Rango, directed by Gore Verbinski won the Oscar for Best Animated Film in 2012.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Located in Vancouver at 50 W. 2nd Avenue, Method Studios is an award-winning, international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, London, Sydney, and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, Method Studios services high-end feature film, commercial, television, games, and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace. Built around an exceptional team of VFX professionals, our international facilities provide a full range of services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing, and finishing. With its global reach accented by its boutique accessibility, the company has the capacity to service its clientele wherever production is situated.

Recent feature credits for Method include: Ant-man, San Andreas, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Jupiter Ascending, The Maze Runner, The Giver, Into The Storm, Snowpiercer, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Maleficent, Thor 2, Cloud Atlas, Argo, Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Clash of the Titans 2, Contagion, and Elysium.

Upcoming feature work includes: Tarzan, Geostorm, 5th Wave, King Arthur, and several upcoming Marvel projects!

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver and Los Angeles

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome for intermediate to senior positions


We are a creative studio.

We craft spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen.

We have been one of the global leaders in VFX for over 25 years and counting, with industry-leading facilities in London, Vancouver, Montréal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore, Mexico City and Shanghai.

Renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the advertising, film and entertainment industries, some of our most famous projects include blockbuster movies such as the Terminator Genisys, Guardians of the Galaxy, Man of Steel, Prometheus and Life of Pi, and famous advertising campaigns for brands such as Samsung, Coca-Cola, Sony, Three Mobile and Channel 4.

Our broad range of skill-sets provide a multitude of creative solutions, including concept design, pre-viz, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, digital & experiential production, colour grading for advertising and any combination of these services.

MPC is the sum of the parts: creative partners and a range of creative solutions harnessed through a dedication to collaboration. It all comes together in our enthusiastic and talented people, working every day to be a part of creating some of the best and most inspirational work in the industry.

Hiring Facilities: Montréal, Vancouver and London

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Pixomondo is an international creative design and visual effects studio. Founded in 2001 by CEO and Executive Producer Thilo Kuther, Pixomondo is a solutions-oriented design company that solves creative challenges for our clients and partners. Whether we are crafting never-before-seen visual effects for a feature film or developing innovative original concepts for a global marketing campaign, we leverage our collaborative design process to develop truly award-winning work. Our passion is to deliver the best ideas at the highest levels of quality on time and on budget, with the outstanding service you expect from a world-class company.

Hiring Facilities: Toronto

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome, but Canadian residents preferred.


Psyop Film & Television is a premiere visual effects company with facilities in LA and Vancouver. With a cutting edge pipeline and decades of VFX experience in design, development, artistic approach, supervision, and technical capabilities, Psyop excels at bringing passionate filmmakers’ visions to life.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome, but Canadian residents preferred.


Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rainmaker Entertainment is a multifaceted studio founded on a culture of community, connectivity and creativity, and is one of Canada’s largest producers of CG animation. Recently, the studio has completed its second feature, Ratchet & Clank, based on the popular Sony PlayStation game. It will be released in theatres April 2016. Also recently wrapped is the next installment of the Open Season franchise for Sony Pictures Animation. In April 2014, under the company’s legendary Mainframe banner, production of the new CG-animated Bob the Builder series kicked off for HiT Entertainment. A new version of the iconic CG-animated ReBoot series started early production in the Fall of 2015, as ReBoot: The Guardian Code.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: Experienced international applicants welcome.


Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end, block buster feature films, television, and commercials. Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011. The studio’s proprietary in-house fluid effects software, Flowline received a 2008 Scientific & Technical Achievement Academy Award and has since picked up additional Academy nods and Emmy winning projects. Today, Scanline VFX is one of the biggest names in the industry and the go-to studio for creating epic destructive scenes and breathtaking cinematic moments including Batman vs Superman, San Andreas and 300: Rise of an Empire.

Scanline VFX offers a leading edge creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant talent from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC the studio is steps from transit, the best in the city’s trendy Yaletown dining and Robson high street shopping. Onsite amenities include a lounge/nightclub with big screen TV, pool table and foosball tables, oversized patios and rooftop deck kitchen and BBQ areas, secure bicycle room, massage chairs, showers, team events/parties, various social meet-up groups, state-of-the-art theatres, and much more.

Seeking a challenge where you will do the best work of your career?

“Follow” us on LinkedIn and check our job board regularly for current and future opportunities.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: We will accept international applicants and help with work permit sponsorship.


With almost a hundred seats and one of the largest render farms in Montreal, Singing Frog Studio can handle any and all aspects of animation production to the highest standards. SFS was involved in the production of the first 100% Canadian Animated 3d Stereoscopic movie The Legend of Sarila and handled development, pre-production, and supervised all animation and the 3d stereoscopic aspects of the film. In addition, SFS also has experience in animated 2d production for both television and the web. Singing Frog Studio has recently delivered a major project as service studio for the animated 3D theatrical feature film La guerre des tuques 3D / Snowtime! Singing Frog Studio took this project from storyboard through design, animation and compositing to final images in stereoscopy. This film was selected as the only animated Feature Film for Sundance 2016 and just won the 2015 Cineplex Golden Screen Award.

Hiring Facilities: Montreal

Visa Restrictions: TBA


Zoic Studios is an award-winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process, and relationships. Partnership, integrity, and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have three studios located in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Night at the Museum 3, Big Eyes, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; 2, Once Upon a Time, Arrow, Man in the High Castle and The 100.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: BC residents only.


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