Computer Animation Festival
Tue 11th Sep 2007 | News
If you have submitted to the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival in the past, you already know how great it is to have your work screened in one of the SIGGRAPH theaters. If you haven’t submitted before, ask someone who has, and they’ll tell you. Next year, you’re bound to notice an exciting evolution in both SIGGRAPH and the Computer Animation Festival.Here’s the whole story:
Complete the online submission form by January 30, 2008.
Upload all content for the jury screenings by February 27, 2008.
Formats, rules, etc. here: http://www.siggraph.org/s2008/submissions/juried/caf/
(The Feb. 27 deadline is for jurying only. If the jury accepts your submission, the Festival will request final material at a later date.) These deadlines are final. There will be no exceptions. Here are some of the changes you can expect for 2008:
The Computer Animation Festival features three main venues: The Competition Screenings:
These are screenings of all accepted juried submissions
Pieces must have a completion date of no earlier than January 1, 2007
Pieces will be juried by an international jury of experts. The Showcase Screenings
Pieces are curated from both solicited and unsolicited entries.
Screenings may follow a theme, and will be of special interest.
Screenings may be of a short or full-length nature. Festival Conversations.
Panels, talks, interviews related to computer generated animation.
Commentary by the creators Special Features
Numerous special features designed to make this festival unique.Awards
In addition to jury-selected awards, the Computer Animation Festival is introducing the Audience Award. This award will encourage the audience to participate in the festival. We will announce a daily favourite, and, at the end of the Festival, present the award to the piece with the highest number of votes.
Please forward this to all your colleagues, and to their colleagues. We absolutely need your help in ensuring that the Computer Animation Festival presents the world’s best computer generated animation, without exception.
In 2008, we introduce a true festival format: competition screenings, showcase screenings, and panel discussions with filmmakers, instructors, and artists involved in the creative process. The festival will also feature displays of supporting work, retrospectives, and a full-length animated feature.
The Computer Animation Festival features work in all categories of computer-generated animation from all corners of the world. If you are a Flash animator, a visual-effects artist, a game designer, a scientist, an artist, a student embarking on your first animated short, or anyone who is advancing the state of the art of computer-generated animation, we want to see what you're creating.
To be eligible for consideration, entries must have been completed after 1 January 2007. Entries will be considered for the Jury Award, Best of Show Award, and Best Student Animation. Audience favorites will be tallied and announced daily. Awards, including a final audience award, will be revealed at the final festival screening.
The committee invite you to submit ideas for panels, round-table discussions, and conversations surrounding such issues as marketing, behind-the-scenes developments, production-related art, retrospectives, and, really, anything else you can think of in the animation realm related to the following categories:
* 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
Regardless of how the animation was created, or whether it screened on a laptop, on a cell phone, on a game console, or for your cinema, this is your opportunity to share it with the SIGGRAPH community.Related links:SIGGRAPH 2008SIGGRAPH 2008 letterFestival formats, rules.