October 29 - November 1, 2020


Passionate about animation? SPARK ANIMATION is for you!

BC's only Oscar®-accredited festival, SPARK ANIMATION packs world-class films, talks and events in an intimate, grass-roots festival.

Don't miss your chance to meet and mingle with other like-minded creatives and filmmakers.

Important Dates

  • Conference: 31 October – 1 November
  • Career Fair: 31 October
  • Festival Submissions: 11 September (extended deadline)
  • Festival: 29 October – 1 November


Featuring panels, talks and workshops from the most talented artists, directors and studio luminaries, the SPARK ANIMATION Conference provides attendees with the opportunity to learn, meet and be inspired by the industry's top talent.

Ignite Your Passion. Spark Your Creativity & Get Connected.

The 2-day conference features:

  • Panels, presentations, and workshops from the world's most creative animators.
  • Cutting-edge insights into the global market and business of animation.
  • Countless networking opportunities with today's innovators and tomorrow's storytellers.

Career Fair

Free to attend, the SPARK ANIMATION Job Fair provides pros and students with an unparalleled opportunity to connect with top film and television studios staffing up for projects. This is your opportunity to get past the front door and meet the decisionmakers on internationally acclaimed productions seen by millions of people around the world.

Film Festival

We know animation. Share our passion for the medium in all its forms as we present the best the animation world has to offer. From indie shorts to feature premieres, CG to stop-motion, the Festival not only celebrates the best of today's animation but offers great opportunities to be inspired.