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‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge R. Gutiérrez Joins Spark Animation 2017 as Conference Chair

Visionary Mexican animator, character designer, painter, writer and director 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.

VANCOUVER, CANADA — Spark Computer Graphics Society (Spark CG) has announced Jorge R. Gutiérrez as the SPARK ANIMATION 2017 Conference Chair. The visionary Mexican animator, character designer, painter, writer and director 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 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.

SPARK ANIMATION 2017: CONFERENCE
October 28 – 29, 2017
Vancouver Convention Centre - East Building
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Regular: $225 CAD // Early-bird: $150 CAD (exp. 2017-09-30)
To register: http://conference.sparkanimation.ca

Celebrating the Diverse World of Animation

This year’s two-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 two-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.

Why Attend SPARK ANIMATION 2017?

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.

SPARK ANIMATION is a partnership of Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH and Spark CG. The festival would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Creative BC, Bardel Entertainment, Bron Animation, Capilano University, DLA Piper, DHX Media, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Campbell River Creative Industries, CMPA, Scalar Decisions, MetaPipe and Vancouver Film School with community support from ACM SIGGRAPH and Women in Animation.

In its ninth year, SPARK ANIMATION 2017 runs October 26 to 29, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. The event includes a film festival, conference, business symposium, career fair & exhibition, and a new art expo. Festival screenings, conference and business symposium announcements are forthcoming. The job fair runs Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29, 2017.

Source: SPARK ANIMATION 2017

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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