SPARK ANIMATION 2010 reveals first wave of titles and conference speakers

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I warned that festival season in Vancouver was about to go through the roof. Up next on the agenda is Spark Animation which is hosted by Vancouver’s ACM Siggraph.

This is always a festival I look forward to as it features a great selection of both new and classic animated films and this year’s line-up is looking good, even with only a few of the films announced. On the docket so far are Don Hahn’s Waking Sleeping Beauty which takes a look at the Disney machine (this should be interesting), Chicken Run, How to Train Your Dragon (review) as well as The Best of SIGGRAPH 2010 which is bound to feature some amazing, cutting edge shorts.

This year’s festival kicks off on September 8th while the concurrent conference begins on September 10th with a speaker session on the visual style of How to Train Your Dragon.

More good announcements to come as there are still a number of film slots to fill but for now, check out the website for times and ticket information and, of course, follow them on twitter for the latest updates!