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‘Demi’s Panic’ Encourages Moving Past PTSD… Even in a Pandemic

For Daniel and Lorena Hernández Leonard, braving the terrifying ordeal of taking their sick daughter to the hospital during the height of COVID-19 led to their first animated short about dealing with traumatic anxiety; legendary indie animator Bill Plympton directs, providing just the right pencil sketch style to illustrate such distress.

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‘Only a Child’ Named Best in Show at 2021 SPARK Animation

Simone Giampolo’s short takes the top award at the 12th Annual SPARK Animation Film Festival, which runs October 28 to November 7.

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Women in Animation Announces WIA Diversity Award Honorees

In a Spark Animation 2020 virtual ceremony, Kyoto Animation, Laurence Ralph’s ‘The Torture Letters,’ and Maria Trénor’s ‘Where Were You?’ are recognized for making a significant impact in expanding diversity of voices in animation.

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WATCH: ‘La Noria,’ Award-Winning Animated Short Film, Premieres Online

International collaboration of artists and sponsors, including Artella, Autodesk and Foundry, come together, helping writer/director Carlos Baena achieve his chilling creative vision. 

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Spark Animation Festival Returns October 24 - 27

Begins: October 24, 2019

Spark CG hosts the 11th annual Spark Animation Festival in Vancouver, promising a window into the leading minds of GC and animation.

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Women in Animation Announces WIA Diversity Award Honorees at Spark ANIMATION 2018

Women in Animation honoring Michael Fukushima of the National Film Board Of Canada, animation legend Brenda Banks, and director Alex Widdowson’s ‘Music & Clowns’ with its second annual WIA Diversity Awards at Spark ANIMATION 2018.

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SPARK CG Launching Canada 150: Indie Animation Special Series

Special series spotlighting Canadian animators with Robert Valley, Bruce Alcock, Danny Antonucci, Cordell Barker, Theodore Ushev and Janet Perlman runs July 8 through December 9 at Vancouver Film School.

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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.