October 24, 2015

Vancouver International Film Centre
Citytv Atrium Lounge
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, Canada

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Campbell River Creative Industries Council

Vancouver Film School

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TVPaint Developpement


Opus Hotel

Consulate General of France in Vancouver




Women in Animation


Visual Effects Society



Online Registrations Now Open!
October 24, 2015


The SPARK CG Career Fair is free to attend and gives animation and VFX pros and students a top-rate opportunity to connect with Vancouver's 5-star film and television studios staffing up for projects. Wee but mighty, this job fair is your opportunity to get past the front door and meet the decision makers on internationally acclaimed productions seen by millions of people around the world.

We give you one-on-one time with studios. You're not just handing off a resume and a reel. This is about relationships, building strong ones for today and down the road.

Every year, hundreds attend the SPARK CG Career Fair. So, in order to make sure everyone gets an opportunity to meet with studios and recruiters, please follow the guidelines below when registering:

  1. Registering here guarantees you entry. You can register in person. But, that is first-come first-served.
  2. Only register yourself to attend.
  3. Only register for one (1) 90-minute session per day. If you register for more, your registrations will be cancelled and that is not cool.
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  5. Bring your resume and reel to the career fair. Make the most of the chance to meet these folks. They want to meet you!
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Award-winning Atomic Cartoons is an full-service animation studio located in Vancouver's busy Animation District and beautiful downtown Kelowna. Atomic creates, produces and finances animation for television series, commercials and music videos. Atomic Cartoons' directors Mauro Casalese, Rob Davies, Trevor Bentley and Rob Simmons head-up a landmark studio that includes some of Canada's most creative animators, directors, producers and writers. Adept at multiple genres and animation styles, Atomic Cartoons is recognized internationally as one of the leading animation studios in North America.

Since its inception over 16 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has become well known for its dazzling creative talents and battle-proven production pipeline for clients such as Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Walt Disney and Marvel Animation to name a few. Also notable is Atomic's unparalleled success with its homegrown shows, including Pirate Express and hit Atomic Betty, seen in over 180 territories and garnering Atomic worldwide kudos among them the Annie, Leo, Gemini and Bafta awards. Currently we have multiple productions underway and many more in development.

We looking for experienced 3D and 2D talent.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver and Kelowna

Visa Restrictions: Must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. BC Residents preferred.


Bardel is a fully integrated entertainment company specializing in developing, producing and distributing award winning, audience driven content. Led by its founders Barry Ward and Delna Bhesania, Bardel is recognized as one of the World's leading animation and digital media companies with operations in 3 locations in Canada. For over 25 years, Bardel has attained a successful track record of producing quality family entertainment for some of the world's most recognized entertainment brands.

Bardel is an artist driven studio empowered with a proprietary production management system and experienced executive team, able to oversee multiple productions running concurrently for theatrical, direct-to-video and television, as well as web based interactive and mobile projects.

Bardel currently has 10 television series in production for with partners such as DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Bros. and Adult Swim/Cartoon Network.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver, Kelowna

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


After years of producing hugely successful independent films, Bron Studios, Inc. ("Bron") has put together an incredible crew to create, develop, produce, and uniquely exploit CG animated motion pictures, series television, and holiday specials. The senior creative, technical and finance group have led teams and driven the creative on some of the most important feature animation projects in history. Having developed a unique 'independent film' approach to production, Bron strives to create stylized, funny, original and dynamic projects at a remarkable price. Bron's own internal technical development and efficiencies in production methodology make this possible. As non-service providers, we own or co-own all our projects ensuring that our team has creative independence and control from start to finish.

Currently, Bron is in production on its first animated feature film Henchmen. The creative is being led by co writer/director Adam Wood and supported by the talented writer Dennis McNicholas as well as our incredible creative collaborators at Gary Sanchez Productions (Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy). The film will have major theatrical distribution and marketing partners globally, supported by ancillary lines which will include but not be limited to merchandising, licensing, music, publishing, apparel, online and mobile apps and games.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: Canadian and BC residents encouraged to apply. International applicants welcome to apply for intermediate to senior positions.


Come work on some of the best kids' shows, games and brands in the world!

At DHX Media, we strive to be the best artists and storytellers in the field—and we love doing it! With us, you can work on some of the most beloved kids' brands on the market today, including our library of award-winning original productions that just keeps getting bigger and better. That means there's always a project to keep you engaged, challenged and growing, whether you're fresh out of college or an industry veteran. Come be part of an inspiring team, and enjoy a fun and friendly workplace, a competitive benefits package, and a roster of fantastic company events.

In Vancouver, our studios are located in two of the city's most vibrant communities, with 2D based in trendy Gastown and 3D in the hip Commercial Drive area. In Halifax, our 3D studio is located in the heart of the city on Spring Garden Road. Whether east or west coast, some of Canada's most stunning natural scenery is on our doorstep, with mountains and ocean views a short drive away, along with endless activities all year long, from skiing to surfing and everything in between.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Founded with a team of just 30, Double Negative (Dneg) has grown to become one of the industry's success stories and is now one of the world's largest providers of visual effects for film with facilities in London, Singapore and a third recently opened in Vancouver.

Dneg has always sought to retain both the creative drive and involvement of its artists through all projects and a close collaborative working relationship with clients. This approach ensures films both small and large receive the same high standard of creative and technical service. This has proved a winning combination resulting in awards recognition from the Visual Effects Society (for Inception and Sherlock Holmes), BAFTA (for Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2) and the Academy® Awards (for Inception).

Recent work includes Man of Steel, Thor: The Dark World, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Transcendence, Godzilla, Jupiter Ascending, Hercules and Interstellar.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions:International applicants welcome for intermediate to senior positions.


At EA, we have one simple vision: become the world’s greatest games company. We are a community of artists, storytellers, technologists and innovators working in one of the most dynamic industries today. We’re building a company that thinks about the player experience at every step. We are transforming for a digital future and work as one team.

We take risks and we dream big. And together, we are changing the way millions play every day.

Hiring Facilities: Burnaby

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Framestore creates extraordinary images for film and advertising, from the Oscar-winning visuals in Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity to Marvel's Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy, the chances are you will know its work.

Framestore writes, produces, directs, animates and colour grades for its advertising clients. It can also craft interactive installations and digital experiences and is a pioneer of virtual reality, with its dedicated VR studio developing experiences that put you inside the likes of Game of Thrones and Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.

Founded in London in 1986, Framestore now employs more than 900 people across London, New York, LA and Montreal. It has won numerous international accolades including the Oscar for best visual effects.

We will be at SPARK ANIMATION 2015 representing our film locations in London and Montreal and would love to speak to anyone interested in working for us whether you are Canadian, British or any other nationality!

Hiring Facilities: Montréal and London

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


FuseFX, which provides visual effects services for television, features and commercials, the former including Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and American Horror Story has opened full-scale production facilities in New York and Vancouver. FuseFX, New York, is currently producing visual effects for the hit NBC series The Blacklist as well as POWERS, a drama set to debut in January on the new Sony PlayStation network. FuseFX, British Columbia, located in Vancouver's Yaletown section, is currently servicing Backstrom for Fox and The Returned and Bates Motel for A&E. Capabilities at both facilities include 2D and 3D visual effects, 3D animation, compositing, finishing, matte painting, cosmetic enhancement and pre-visualization. The company relies on a highly refined pipeline and highly experienced team of artists utilizing Autodesk 3DS Max and Maya for all 3D animation and effects, and The Foundry's Nuke for compositing.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver (primarily), Los Angeles and New York City

Visa Restrictions: We are accepting just BC residents for now, and LA residents for FuseFX LA, and NYC residents for FuseFX NYC


Image Engine provides world-class visual effects for feature films.

With over 18 years in the industry and several award wins, the company has accrued feature film credits including the Academy Award®-nominated District 9, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, The Thing, Battleship, Zero Dark Thirty, Fast and Furious 6, White House Down, R.I.P.D., Elysium, Child44, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Image Engine is a privately owned and run company, based in Vancouver, BC.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome for intermediate to senior positions.


Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is the leading effects facility in the world with offices in San Francisco, Singapore and Vancouver. The company serves the motion picture, commercial production and themed attraction industries. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects and in the process, has been honoured with 15 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and received 24 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards. In addition, the company's first animated feature film, "Rango," directed by Gore Verbinski won the Oscar for Best Animated Film in 2012.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


We are a creative studio.

We craft spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen.

We have been one of the global leaders in VFX for over 25 years and counting, with industry-leading facilities in London, Vancouver, Montréal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore, Mexico City and Shanghai.

Renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the advertising, film and entertainment industries, some of our most famous projects include blockbuster movies such as the Terminator Genisys, Guardians of the Galaxy, Man of Steel, Prometheus and Life of Pi, and famous advertising campaigns for brands such as Samsung, Coca-Cola, Sony, Three Mobile and Channel 4.

Our broad range of skill-sets provide a multitude of creative solutions, including concept design, pre-viz, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, digital & experiential production, colour grading for advertising and any combination of these services.

MPC is the sum of the parts: creative partners and a range of creative solutions harnessed through a dedication to collaboration. It all comes together in our enthusiastic and talented people, working every day to be a part of creating some of the best and most inspirational work in the industry.

Hiring Facilities: Montréal, Vancouver and London

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rainmaker Entertainment is a multifaceted studio founded on a culture of community, connectivity and creativity, and is one of Canada's largest producers of CG animation. Recently, the studio has been working on its second feature, Ratchet & Clank, based on the popular Sony PlayStation game. In April 2014, under the company's legendary Mainframe banner, production of the new CG-animated Bob the Builder series kicked off for HiT Entertainment. A new version of the iconic CG-animated ReBoot series is starting early production in the Fall of 2015, as ReBoot: The Guardian Code. Also currently in production is the next installment of the Open Season franchise for Sony Pictures Animation.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome.


Slap Happy Cartoons is an independent full-service 2D animation production facility based in Vancouver, Canada that provides script-to-screen creative and production services. Slap Happy's studio features a state-of-the-art thin-client fibre-connected infrastructure and is home to some of Canada's top 2D designers, storyboard artists, animators, directors, producers and writers.

Slap Happy is adept at handling all aspects of development and production, and is currently producing their original series Nerds & Monsters for YTV Canada.

Slap Happy Cartoons was founded by top animation professionals Kathy Antonsen Rocchio, Greg Sullivan, Josh Mepham and Vito Viscomi, who formed Slap Happy to realize their shared vision: creating original, funny and sometimes twisted cartoons for both kids and adults. Slap Happy Cartoons offers their expertise and experience to clients all over the world, which include Cartoon Network, Corus Entertainment, Comedy Central, Warner Brothers, and Knowledge Kids Network.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: Canadian residents welcome.


Zoic Studios is an award-winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process, and relationships. Partnership, integrity, and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have three studios located in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Night at the Museum 3, Big Eyes, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; 2, Once Upon a Time, Arrow, Man in the High Castle and The 100.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: BC residents only.


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