SPARK ANIMATION opens call for 2019 film festival submissions

Spark Computer Graphics Society (Spark CG) is going to host the 11th SPARK ANIMATION 2019 film festival between 24 to 27 October, along with a career fair and two-day conference on 26 and 27 October. SPARK ANIMATION film festival, a showcase for both established filmmakers and new talent, is open to regional, national, and international submissions. The film festival welcomes entries in the animated categories such as: Short Films, Student Projects, Music Videos, Commercials, Public Service Announcements, Self-Promotion, Game Cinematics and Trailers, and VFX Narrative Shorts. Accepted styles include traditional, stop-motion, 2D and 3D computer animation. Animation filmmakers can submit their work through FilmFreeway by 23 August and the extended deadline is 12 September, 2019. Every year, Spark CG assembles a jury specifically for the festival which includes a distinguished group of animators, filmmakers, indie directors and studio executives who bring a variety of perspectives, as well as a range of artistic, technical, and business backgrounds. Since its inception, Spark CG has been committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. As a result, each submission is reviewed by a Jury equally composed of six women and six men from four continents. The new festival jury has announced to focus on diversity and inclusion. The 2019 SPARK ANIMATION Jury has been selected and this year’s roster of award-winning animators, executives, and educators include: Snowden Fine Animation partner Alison Snowden; Capilano University senior faculty Don Perro; MPC Film CG supervisor Eve Levasseur-Marineau; advisor and creative consultant Glenn Entis; Stellar Creative Lab co-founder Hasmi Ferguson; Bardel Entertainment supervising 2D animation director Johnny Tesoro; Cartoon Saloon creative director Louise Bagnall; Emily Carr University President Emeritus and professor of New Media Ron Burnett; character animator and character designer Sandro Cleuzo, Animal Logic group COO Sharon Taylor, Black Women Animate founder and CEO Taylor K. Shaw; and Pixar Animation Studios story artist Trevor Jimenez.