Watch Out #1: Audiovisual Media Events September 2013

By Omar Linares

In this (hopefully the first of many) series of blogs we’ll  mention some of the event highlights for the animation, film, and interactive media community at ECU. 
This month presents us with some events of interest, in chronological order:

Spark Animation ‘13 Vancouver’s Animation Conference & Festival

September 11-15

Hosted by the Spark CG Society and having among its sponsors and participants many Vancouver-based  CG (Computer Graphics) groups & companies, Spark includes presentations, screenings and networking events (like a job fair 13-14) with some of the industry professionals in Vancouver.

A full event schedule can be found at Spark’s website:

Vancouver International Film Festival

September 26 to October 11

As every year, since 1982, the Greater Vancouver International Film FestivalSociety (VIFF) hosts the festival of the same name. With more than 300 films organized by series it offers something for every taste. Here is a link to the festival’s schedule:

Monitor 10: New South Asian Short Film+Video

September 30

Deadline for submissions for Monitor 10: New South Asian Short Film+Video screening series of “short films and videos by/and/or about South Asians from Canada and around the world”, operated by the Toronto based SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre); selected pieces will be screened in April 2014 in Toronto. Guidelines for submissions can be found at the SAVAC website:

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