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Call for Submissions: Spark Animation 2016


Festival + Conference + Business Symposium + Career Fair
Celebrating Inspiration & Innovation in the World of Animation

From October 20 to 23, Spark CG will host the 9th annual SPARK ANIMATION Festival. Part conference and part festival, SPARK ANIMATION thrives on bringing together industry experts with newcomers, and that principle extends into the festival which provides a showcase for both established filmmakers and fresh new talent, and over the years has included a number of projects which have gone on to win Academy Awards – most recently Bear Story which won the Oscar for Animated Short Film and which played SPARK ANIMATION in 2014. Visit our archive for previous editions of the festival.

With an eclectic mix of styles, languages and a Jury of world class talent, SPARK ANIMATION has become the premiere animation festival in Vancouver!

SPARK ANIMATION 2016 will feature a series of regional, national and international short and feature films, filmmaker workshops and mixers.

We are looking for animated projects from all over the world:
• Animated Feature Films
• Animated Short Films
• Animated Student Projects
• Animated Music Videos
• Animated Commercials & PSA
• Game Cinematics & Trailers

Accepted Styles
• Computer animation (2D & 3D)
• Traditional animation
• Stop-motion animation

Important Dates
Festival: October 20 – 23
Conference: October 21 – 22
Business Symposium: October 21
Career Fair: October 22


Click Here To Learn More and Submit

Parsons Pictozine class seeks submissions for 2016 MOCCA Festival DUE 3/16

The Parsons Pictozine class is seeking original content from ALL New School students to participate in the 2016 MOCCA Festival on April 2nd and 3rd.

Submissions can include visual zines, posters, stickers, etc. 3D objects must be within reason and easily transportable.

There is no limit to the number of pieces you can submit and only one copy is needed as a submission for review.

All submissions must include the artist’s contact information as well as the pricing for each piece.

All work needs to be submitted by 10 AM on March 16th to the Parsons Illustration Office (2 W 13th Room 806). Anything submitted after 10 AM will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be notified by March 16.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at
or stop by the Illustration Office on Monday from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Apply for the Jay Kennedy Scholarship!


If you are a current student who will be a Junior or Senior for the 2016-2017 academic year, this is for you! The Jay Kennedy Scholarship deadline is quickly approaching. If you haven’t already, please download the application form from here. For the complete guidelines and terms for entry, check out the details here. This is FREE money that you don’t wanna miss out on. Best of luck!

The Parsons Pop Up

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Parsons Pop Up Print Shop & Show

Coinciding with 2015 Print Week, the Parsons Pop Up Print Shop will showcase the printed form from fine art prints, illustrations and graphic designs to zines and book arts. Join us for a showcase of the printed form and printmaking workshops.
Are you a Parsons student, faculty or staff member who makes printed matter?

The deadline for entry is 25 October. Read the guidelines and Submit your work to this show! 

Niels Bugge Award

Exciting opportunity to show your work internationally! Participate to Niels Bugge Award, a cartoon contest, have a chance to be exhibited in Denmark and win cash prizes! Following are all the details:
Dear digital and other friends, we start with Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014. I hope the message is spread in all computers, laptops, smartphone around the world.
We wish you a lot of creativity and look forward to exciting cartoons.
Participation conditions can be found here or on the homepage
Theme explanation
Oceans are in our hands

Conditions and rules :
Initially, each participant can submit up to 3 entries in digital format by sending them before March 5th, 2014  via internet (Upload) to the following address :
Together with the digital entry form and with the informations about the author.
Size for the first round: A4 Format, 300dpi, 2480×3508 pixel, Max. 5 MB each file.

The cartoons received after the deadline will be rejected.

Out of these submissions, the jury will make a selection of 100-150 drawings.
Only the selected artists will be asked to send the original work by post.
All these works will be shown at the exhibition.

The works can be made in black & white or color, with any drawing technique. We accept only wordless cartoons, without subtitles.
The submitted work should not have been awarded before the deadline of this contest.

Cartoon works will be appreciated by the International Jury.
The award winners selected by the jury will be personally informed via e-mail. The final decisions of the jury are incontestable.

The Prizes are :
1st Prize : 3.000 €
2nd Prize : 2.000 €
3rd Prize : 1.000 €

The selected participants give the organizers permission to use their drawings only for promoting the artist and the event itself.
Every other aspect of the copyright remains with the artist (except for the awarded submissions). It ensures that the awarded works can no longer be submitted in other contests or published by their authors or third parties after the official publication of the results.
The drawings that were awarded one of the prizes will become property of the organizer.

The exhibition and the award ceremony will take place in late May 2014.

By taking part in this contest the participants accept the above mentioned rules.

Contact for further information:

Notice : The prizes should be payed by the diplomatic way if unexpected problems occur with the bank account.


Parsons Print Club Meeting Today: Senior Show

Today (Thursday, April 25th) at 3:15, the Parsons Print Club will be having an informational meeting in the print studio (4th floor of 66 Fifth Ave.) regarding a possible year-end show on the 10th (and maybe 4th) floor.
We will be seeing who can commit to submitting and hanging this show, which would be curated by printmaking faculty member Paul Marcus. Ideally, interested students would have total involvement so everyone can say they helped out. It will be loads of fun! So make sure you stop by to get all the information on this great opportunity.
Any underclassmen interested in helping out, this is a great chance to learn how to handle and hang prints.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, send an e-mail to newmi70 [at] newschool [dot] edu for the information. Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 3.45.25 PM

Parsons Print Club at Zine Feast! Submit work by this Saturday, April 27th!

Parsons Print Club will have a table at Zine Feast at Suny! Join in and submit your print work! 

Submission deadline for selling at Zine Feast is Saturday, April 27th. All the work must be dropped off at the print shop by the 28th.


Submission Guidelines:
Provide a small JPEG of each item you will be selling.
When you send the image(s), list the TITLE, MEDIUM, # YOU WILL BE SELLING, PRICE (for each piece). Remember we are selling to our peers, so try to imagine what you would be willing to pay for the work, but also make sure not to sell yourself short. There is no price cap at the event.

Send your images and title/price information to kdavisillustration[at]gmail[dot]com by SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH AND NO LATER. Anything sent after this date will not be accepted.

Drop off your work to the shop by SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH AND NO LATER. We will have a folder ready and Kristen will send around a list of times someone will be there to take your work. Anything brought after this date will not be accepted.
Make sure all of your work is curated, signed, and with a proper edition.
Please bring the mandatory $5 for the change box when you drop off your prints.
You must volunteer your time. If you do not volunteer, you will not be able to sell. You can either volunteer at the table or help us get ready for the fest.
If you have any questions or are on the fence about submitting something, send Kristen an e-mail.



For the senior show, we’ll be having a meeting this Thursday, the 25th, at 3:15 in the printshop. Any senior members interested in submitting their work to a juried show should come by. Fliers were put up today around campus as well.

Any underclassmen interested in helping to hang/organize the show are welcome to come to the meeting. It’s a good opportunity to learn how to handle and hang prints.