Spark Festival from 29 October to 8 November 2020
Spark, the 2020th annual animated film festival, moved online in 11 with an extended program for 29 days, from October 8 to November XNUMX. The virtual festival, produced by the Spark Computer Graphics (Spark CG) Society of Vancouver, will feature interviews. with Tomm Moore of Cartoon Saloon (Wolfwalkers, The Secret of Kells) as well as a 25th anniversary reunion of the women, who worked at Pixar Toy Story, with acclaimed producer Bonnie Arnold of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy (How to Train Your Dragon).
Festival director Marina Antunes noted, “Along with a program of punchy and award-winning short and feature films, we will have question and answer sessions about the director, live presentations and opportunities for festival pass holders to virtually connect with the directors ".
Among the sessions scheduled for this event, organized by the director of the Marina Artunes festival, there are:
- “The women of Toy Story“It honors the 25th anniversary of this beloved film from the perspective of the women who contributed to its creation. Hollywood producer Bonnie Arnold, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Spark CG Society in 2019, will be joined by other women in the production. The session will be moderated by author, film historian and director Mindy Johnson.
- An online presentation by an Irish animator and illustrator Tomm Moore, co-director of the upcoming film on Apple TV + wolfwalkers.
- To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Oscar-winning short film Father and Daughter (Father and daughter), an “In Conversation” session with the Dutch director based in London Michaël Dudok de Wit it will be moderated by educator and film historian Keith Blackmore and will include a screening of the acclaimed short.
- The talents of female directors are on display during the “Mothers of a Medium” program.
- The films of Canadian directors are celebrated with a “Made in Canada” showcase.
- “Spotlight on France” includes award-winning French short and feature films.
- Experimental films provide the fuel for “Late Night Snacks” screenings.
Festival passes are now on sale at Eventive for $ 25, plus taxes and fees.
For the full line-up, please visit http://sparkanimation.ca.