Computer Animation Festival
SIGGRAPH is evolving.
Those who have contributed to and/or attended the Computer Animation Festival in the past will notice a few changes. For the first time, the festival will include curated content, panels, and conversations, and all festival activities will be open to the public.
You are invited to contribute to the evolution.
30 January: online entry forms must be completed and submitted.
27 February: material upload deadline for all categories (note that the upload content format and the format for accepted pieces have different requirements).
21 March: accepted contributors notified.
15 May: final content due to Computer Animation Festival office.
Entries must be completed after 1 January 2007. All entries will be considered for the Best of Show award (qualifying the entry for Academy Award consideration), for a Jury Award, and several supporting awards. Audience favorites will be tallied daily, culminating in an Audience Prize. Awards will be presented during the final screening and presentation.
The Computer Animation Festival seeks the best computer-generated animation the digital world has to offer from the past, present, and future. Short form or long form, any subject or topic, feature-length animation or an already-curated group of screenings.
Conversations, Panels, and Discussions
The festival also invites ideas for panels, round-table discussions,and conversations about marketing, behind-the-scenes developments, production- related art, digital film production, retrospectives, and anything else you can think of in the animation realm. Please send your ideas to the Computer Animation Festival.
As you consider contributing to any area of the Computer Animation Festival, please keep the following categories in mind:
- Scientific visualization and research
- Narrative shorts
- Visual effects sequences
- Visual effects research
- Student animation
- Combined animation techniques (2D, 3D, Flash, etc.)
- Real-time visuals
- Promotional animation (commercials, PSAs, etc.)
- Machinima and other emerging techniques
- Animation retrospectives, documentaries, and related projects
- Works in progress
It's your festival. Evolve with us.
SIGGRAPH 2008 Computer Animation FestivalJill Smolin
Frames Per Second Magazine
Samuel Lord Black