Vancouver – Spark Animation Festival, presented by our local ACM SIGGRAPH chapter opens tonight with an industry mixer plus screenings of The Secret of Kells followed by Azur and Asmar: The Princes’ Quest. Tickets are still available for several speaker sessions which run from Thursday to Saturday, however The Making of 9 with Kevin Adams & Matthew Teevan, Shooting Up: A Trip through the Camera Structure of Up with Patrick Lin and Character Design with Ricky Nierva are all sold out. There may be a few rush tickets available for each of these three sessions, but I would advise getting your tickets now for any other speaker sessions you’ve been considering attending. Online sales for this evening’s screenings are closed, so you will need to purchase tickets at Spark Animation, which is being held at the VanCity Theatre. Tickets for individual speaker sessions are $15.00 each for members and $20.00 for non-members, while film screenings are $10.00 and $8.00 respectively.
As always, events of this type would be impossible to present without the assistance of volunteers and sponsors. The sponsors for Spark Animation 2009 are:
BC Innovation Council, BC Film, Vancouver Economic Development, AnnexPro, Club Penguin, nvidia, Rainmaker, Propaganda Games, Davis LLP, Pixar, 3Vis and Association Friends include Women In Games Vancouver, Casual Games Association, Visual Effects Association of BC, Society of Graphic Designers Canada – BC Chapter .