Computer Animation

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival celebrates storytelling through the prism of computer graphics and is a fundamental part of the SIGGRAPH experience. Since 1999, it has been recognized as a qualifying festival by the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.



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Experience the Next Generation of Storytelling

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festivall started as an annual showcase of advances in computer graphics; and since then has come to celebrate the rise of computer graphics as a medium for storytelling, not just in animation, but also in visual effects for movies and games.

The event is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the best work of the year, with awards for Best in Show, Jury’s Choice and Best Student Project. Since 1999, several works that were originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Academy Award.

The festival seeks work that educates, entertains and/or informs.

Submissions open January 2018.

Computer Animation Festival Producer

Larry Bafia

Computer Animation Festival Director

Sly Provencher