February 7 - 9, 2014

Vancity Theatre
Vancouver Int'l Film Centre
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, Canada

With Support From


Megabyte Sponsors

Creative BC

Prime Focus World

Christie Digital Systems

Province of British Columbia

S3D Centre

Kilobyte Sponsors


Gener8 Media Corp.


Thinkbox Software

Vancouver Economic Commission

Campbell River Creative Industries Council

Byte Sponsors


Image Engine Design

Weta Digital

Egan LLP


Annex Pro

Zoom AV


Vancouver International Film Festival

Canadian 3D and Advanced Imaging Society


Visual Effects Society



Organized by



Networking. Connection. Collaboration to Grow Our Industry.
February 7 - 9, 2014

Citytv Atrium Lounge @ Vancouver International Film Centre

The SPARK [FWD] 2014 Job Fair is FREE to attend and gives CG pros and students a top-rate opportunity to connect with international 5-star film and television studios staffing up for projects. This job fair is your opportunity to get past the front door and meet the decision makers on globally 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 Job 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, we will delete additional registrations.
  4. Bring your resume and reel to the job fair. Make the most of the chance to meet these folks. They want to meet you!
  5. Last, but not least... please show up on time!

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3pod is Canada's leading Recruitment and Talent representation corporation specialized in Gaming, VFX & Animation, and new Technologies. 3pod accelerates and supports the acquisition of talent for supporting large-scale projects: film production, video game development and information technology departments.

Your company needs a strategy and the network to reach, the best talents out there. When working with 3pod, you gain a partner in strategy, technology, and savvy. 3pod has redefined recruitment services by offering next-generation advisory, talent acquisition strategy, and headhunting services, all in one package.

Your talent is your asset. So make sure your next professional move is the right one. From career planning to contract negotiations, a 3pod talent manager will take a complete and responsive approach to supporting you in your career. 3pod talent managers pride themselves on offering unmatched personal attention to individual career needs. And the best part is that 3pod's talent representation is at no cost for you.

Hiring Facilities: Montréal & international

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.

CoSA VFX (Saturday only)

CoSA VFX specializes in visual effects for feature films and high-profile episodic television. Recent projects include "Almost Human," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Person of Interest," "Fringe," "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," for clients such as Disney, Warner Bros, Bad Robot, Lionsgate, Fox and ABC. An artist-owned company, CoSA is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Our Vancouver office opened in 2013. 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 & Vancouver

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


Founded in 1993, Digital Domain (the original Digital Domain company) has delivered innovative visuals for more than 100 movies including "Iron Man 3," the "Transformers" series, and "Titanic." Its artists have earned multiple Academy Awards®. A creative force in advertising, Digital Domain has brought its artistry to hundreds of commercial, videogame and music video productions. The company has been at the forefront of innovation for two decades and led the industry in the creation of virtual performers. It also co-produced the feature "Ender's Game."

From facilities in California and Vancouver, Canada, including its own state-of-the-art performance capture studio, the new Digital Domain 3.0 continues the tradition of creating extraordinary imagery and productions for entertainment and advertising. Digital Domain 3.0 is majority-owned by Hong Kong company Sun Innovation (HKSE: 547).

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Framestore creates extraordinary images for film and advertising, from the groundbreaking visuals in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" to the award-winning opening title sequence for "Skyfall," the chances are you will know its work.

Framestore writes, produces, directs, animates and colour grades for its advertising clients. It can also craft interactive installations and digital experiences and is a pioneer of real-time animation, giving brands such Beats by Dre and Coca-Cola the ability to create commercials instantly.

In the next few months you will see its work in films such as "47 Ronin," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "RoboCop." Also in the pipeline are "Jupiter Ascending," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Paddington Bear."

Founded in London in 1986, Framestore now employs more than 700 people across London, New York, LA and Montreal. It has won numerous international accolades including the Oscar for best visual effects.

We will be at SPARK 2014 representing our film locations in London and Montreal and would love to speak to anyone interested in working for us whether you are Canadian, British or any other nationality!

Hiring Facilities: Montréal and London

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Gener8 is a technology company providing solutions to entertainment industry giants like Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, and Twentieth Century Fox. Our start in stereoscopic 3D conversion catapulted us to the top of the market within 18 months. Using our unique G83D™ system, today we are the only studio in the world capable of delivering stereo conversion for an entire feature-length film that can meet or beat natively shot 3D.

Clearly established as a market leader in 3D conversion, our latest product is Cumul8™, a unique cloud-based asset management system that helps filmmakers manage the flow of digital assets between myriad VFX vendors.

Our vision is to help filmmakers realize their dreams. Today, Gener8 is driving the digital revolution in the entertainment industry. Our work includes top tier feature films like "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," and "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance."

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

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


Image Engine provides world-class visual effects for feature films.

With over 18 years in the industry and several award wins, the company has accrued feature film credits including the Academy Award®-nominated "District 9," "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "Breaking Dawn," "The Thing," "Battleship," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Fast and Furious 6," "White House Down," "R.I.P.D.," and "Elysium."

Image Engine is a privately owned and run company, based in Vancouver, BC.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

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


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.


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 and Mexico City.

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 "Harry Potter" franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "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.


Nerd Corps Entertainment is one of the largest animation studios in Canada boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as "Slugterra," "League of Super Evil," "Storm Hawks" and "Rated 'A' for Awesome." But we're more than just an animation studio. We build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile — wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, including IP creation and development, animation production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development. We're a rarity in the industry, and are looking for the best talent to join our team!

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


We are a global creative and technology services company, delivering innovative and pioneering 3D conversion, visual effects and animation services to major entertainment and media companies from Hollywood to Bollywood and beyond.

A global team of 3,500 artists, technicians and producers with diverse experience and backgrounds, we work together to deliver world-class visual entertainment services from the key centres of creative content production — London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York and Vancouver.

We've had the honour of helping to bring some of the best-known Hollywood feature film releases to spectacular life, including: "Men in Black 3," "Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace 3D," "Total Recall," "Frankenweenie," "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," "Wrath of the Titans," "TRON: Legacy," "Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," "Immortals," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Avatar."

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. is a multifaceted animation studio and one of Canada's largest producers of CG animation. On February 15, 2013, Rainmaker's first feature film, "Escape From Planet Earth" (distributed by The Weinstein Company), opened on 3200 screens across North America. Currently the studio is working on its second feature, "Ratchet and Clank." Based on the popular Sony PlayStation game, this film is slated for release in 2015. In January 2014, Rainmaker announced its second collaboration on a Sony PlayStation title, "Sly Cooper" (slated for 2016 release). Originally established as Mainframe Entertainment, the company produced the first ever CGI animation series, "ReBoot," and over the course of its 15+ years of innovative history, Rainmaker has continued to break new ground in animation, telling engaging stories and creating compelling characters for all media. For more information, visit

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: TBA


Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end feature films. With nearly 25 years experience, Scanline has facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Munich and Cologne.

While gaining its reputation with a Sci-tech academy award for its fluid software Flowline, Scanline was also nominated for an academy award for Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter," and went on to work on several critically acclaimed films. Currently in Production are: "Heart of the Sea," "Godzilla," "Fast & Furious 7," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Pompeii," "Divergent," "Game of Thrones," and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Past films include: "Iron Man 3," "Man of Steel," "300: Rise of an Empire," "Black Sky," "White House Down," "Percy Jackson," "A Good Day to Die Hard," "The Avengers," "Battleship," "Super 8," "Looper," "2012," "Poseidon," and "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian."

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


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 two studios located in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, "Big Eyes," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," "Banshee," "Intelligence," "Arrow," and "The 100."

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: BC residents only.


9:00 amJOB FAIR
Job Fair: Day 1 - 9 am to 10:30 am
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Job Fair: Day 1 - 11 am to 12:30 pm
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Job Fair: Day 1 - 1 pm to 2:30 pm
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Job Fair: Day 1 - 3 pm to 4:30 pm
9:00 amJOB FAIR
Job Fair: Day 2 - 9 am to 10:30 am
11:00 amJOB FAIR
Job Fair: Day 2 - 11 am to 12:30 pm
1:00 pmJOB FAIR
Job Fair: Day 2 - 1 pm to 2:30 pm
3:00 pmJOB FAIR
Job Fair: Day 2 - 3 pm to 4:30 pm


Friday - February 7, 9:00 AM
JOB FAIR - Job Fair: Day 1 - 9 am to 10:30 am

Friday - February 7, 11:00 AM
JOB FAIR - Job Fair: Day 1 - 11 am to 12:30 pm

Friday - February 7, 1:00 PM
JOB FAIR - Job Fair: Day 1 - 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Friday - February 7, 3:00 PM
JOB FAIR - Job Fair: Day 1 - 3 pm to 4:30 pm


Saturday - February 8, 9:00 AM
JOB FAIR - Job Fair: Day 2 - 9 am to 10:30 am

Saturday - February 8, 11:00 AM
JOB FAIR - Job Fair: Day 2 - 11 am to 12:30 pm

Saturday - February 8, 1:00 PM
JOB FAIR - Job Fair: Day 2 - 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Saturday - February 8, 3:00 PM
JOB FAIR - Job Fair: Day 2 - 3 pm to 4:30 pm

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