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Submit Your Work to SPARK ANIMATION 2017

Regular submission deadline is September 1; extended deadline is September 11.

VANCOUVER -- Spark Computer Graphics Society is set to present SPARK ANIMATION 2017, a celebration of creativity, inspiration, and innovation in Animation from around the world. The event opens on October 26th in Vancouver, Canada.

In its ninth year, SPARK ANIMATION introduced festival submissions and a Jury in 2014. The first Jury awarded Tonko House’s The Dam Keeper, Best Animated Short. The film later went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. The 2015 Jury awarded top prize to Konstantin Bronzit’s We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, and 2016 Lou Hamou-Lhadj and Andrew Coats’ Borrowed Time won the Best Animated Short prize. Both films also went to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

In 2016, four out of the five Academy Award nominated projects screened at SPARK, including Vancouver director Robert Valley’s Pear Cider & Cigarettes which won second prize at the festival.

In 2016, SPARK ANIMATION received more than 700 submissions representing over 60 countries. The festival is very proud of the diversity it provides, ensuring a mix of animation styles, a diaspora of cultures, languages and a wide range of storytelling from CG, the traditional to the abstract.

Filmmakers, studios, and students are invited to submit their projects for festival consideration. The festival accepts all styles and forms of animation including narrative short films, commercials and PSAs, music videos, game cinematics and feature films. Regular submission deadline is September 1, 2017, while the extended deadline is September 11, 2017.

For more information and to submit a film, visit the Festival Submission page at

SPARK ANIMATION is a partnership of Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH and Spark CG. Sponsors include Creative BC, Bardel Entertainment, Bron Animation, Capilano University, DHX Media, Sony Pictures Imageworks, CMPA, Campbell River Creative Industries and Scalar with community support from ACM SIGGRAPH.

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

Source: Spark CG Society

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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.