January 31 - February 1, 2015

VIFF Vancity Theatre
Citytv Atrium Lounge
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

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Canadian 3D and Advanced Imaging Society

Vancouver International Film Festival

Visual Effects Society



Networking. Connection. Collaboration to Grow Our Industry.
January 31 - February 1, 2015

Citytv Atrium Lounge @ VIFF Vancity Theatre

The SPARK FWD 2015 Job Fair is FREE to attend and gives CG pros and students a top-rate opportunity to connect with international 5-star film and television studios staffing up for projects. This job fair is your opportunity to get past the front door and meet the decision makers on globally 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 job fairs. 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, we will delete additional registrations.
  4. Bring your resume and reel to the job fair. Make the most of the chance to meet these folks. They want to meet you!
  5. Last, but not least... please show up on time!

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  1. Atomic Cartoons
  2. CoSA VFX
  3. Digital Domain 3.0
  4. Double Negative
  5. Framestore Studios
  6. FuseFX BC
  7. Gener8 Media Corp.
  8. Image Engine
  9. Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
  10. Method Studios
  11. Moving Picture Company (MPC)
  12. Nerd Corps Entertainment
  13. Rainmaker Entertainment
  14. Zoic Studios


Award-winning Atomic Cartoons is an independent 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' partners 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 15 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 8 different productions underway and many more in development.

We are gearing up for a new and exciting CG show. Also, always looking for 2d animators.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver and Kelowna

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


CoSA VFX specializes in visual effects for high-profile episodic television and feature films. Recent projects include Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Person of Interest, CSI, Saving Mr. Banks, and Guardians of the Galaxy, for clients such as Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros, Bad Robot, Fox and ABC. An artist-owned company, CoSA is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Our Vancouver office opened in 2013. CoSA's team of talented artists and supervisors enjoy working fast and light, a work style that has allowed the company to continue expanding in both cities.

Hiring Facilities: Los Angeles & Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: US Residents for the LA office; BC Residents for the Vancouver office.


Founded in 1993, Digital Domain ("original Digital Domain") delivered innovative visuals for more than 100 movies including Iron Man 3, the Transformers trilogy, TRON: Legacy and Titanic. Its artists have earned multiple Academy Awards®. A creative driving force in media applications, original Digital Domain brought its artistry to thousands of commercial, video game and music video productions. The original Digital Domain also created digital humans for concert performances and co-produced the feature film Ender's Game. From facilities in California and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, including its own state-of-the-art virtual production studio, the Digital Domain 3.0 Group (consisting of Digital Domain 3.0, Inc., Digital Domain Productions 3.0 (BC), Ltd. and Mothership Media, Inc.) enables the creation of extraordinary visual images in traditional entertainment and advertising.

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: London, Singapore and Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants welcome at all facilities


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 FWD 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


Gener8 is a technology company providing solutions to entertainment industry giants like Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, and Twentieth Century Fox. Using our unique G83D™ system, we are the only studio in the world capable of delivering stereo conversion for an entire feature-length film that can meet or beat natively shot 3D.

Recently recognized for outstanding international achievement in 3D by the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society, we are proud to be a leader in our field. Supported by the best and brightest artistic and technical talent, we are able to provide a collaborative environment for employees to grow their skills while working on blockbuster feature films.

Today, we are driving the digital revolution in the entertainment industry. Our work includes top tier feature films like Maleficent, Godzilla, 300:Rise of An Empire, The Amazing Spider-Man, Prometheus, and Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

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


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.


Located in Vancouver at 50 W. 2nd Avenue, Method Studios is an award-winning, international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, London, Sydney, and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, Method Studios services high-end feature film, commercial, television, games, and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace. Built around an exceptional team of VFX professionals, our international facilities provide a full range of services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing, and finishing. With its global reach accented by its boutique accessibility, the company has the capacity to service its clientele wherever production is situated.

Recent feature credits for Method include: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, The Maze Runner, The Give, Snowpiercer, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Maleficent, Thor 2, Cloud Atlas, Argo, Dark Shadows, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Clash of the Titans 2, Contagion, and Elysium.

Upcoming feature projects include: San Andreas, Tarzan, and Jupiter Ascending.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver, Los Angeles, London

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


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 and Mexico City.

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 Godzilla, 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.


Nerd Corps Entertainment is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. One of the largest animation companies in North America, we create award-winning original properties as well as animated works for some of the top kids' brands on the market today. But we're more than just an animation studio — we create stories, worlds and experiences that kids can enjoy across multiple platforms, from TV to online, mobile, toys, games and more. We pride ourselves on offering a stable and supportive workplace, a healthy work-life balance, and a collaborative, creative environment, and we're looking for the best talent to join our team!

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

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


Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rainmaker Entertainment is a multifaceted studio and one of Canada's largest producers of CG animation. On February 15, 2013, Rainmaker's first feature film, Escape From Planet Earth (distributed by The Weinstein Company), opened on 3,200 screens across North America. Currently the studio is working on its second feature, Ratchet and Clank, based on the popular Sony PlayStation game, and slated for release in 2015. Rainmaker's film unit also continues to provide CG animation production services to partners, and is currently in production on its 27th Barbie DVD movie for Mattel. Since announcing its return to television development and production in 2013 under the Mainframe Entertainment moniker, two animated series are currently in the pipeline. In Fall 2013, the company announced its plans to develop a new version of its iconic CG-animated ReBoot series, and in April 2014, began production for HiT Entertainment of 104 10-minute episodes of the new CG-animated Bob the Builder series.

Hiring Facility: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: International applicants 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 two studios located in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Night at the Museum 3, Big Eyes, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Once Upon a Time, Wayward Pines, Arrow, and The 100.

Hiring Facilities: Vancouver

Visa Restrictions: BC residents only.


9:00 amJOB FAIR
Block 1 - 9 am to 10:30 am
11:00 amJOB FAIR
Block 2 - 11 am to 12:30 pm
1:00 pmJOB FAIR
Block 3 - 1 pm to 2:30 pm
3:00 pmJOB FAIR
Block 4 - 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Saturday - January 31, 9:00 AM
Block 1 - 9 am to 10:30 am


Saturday - January 31, 11:00 AM
Block 2 - 11 am to 12:30 pm


Saturday - January 31, 1:00 PM
Block 3 - 1 pm to 2:30 pm


Saturday - January 31, 3:00 PM
Block 4 - 3 pm to 4:30 pm


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