Computer Animation

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



  • B Business Symposium Electronic Theater Monday Only
  • FP Full Conference Platinum
  • F Full Conference

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.

Computer Animation Festival Producer

Larry Bafia

Experience It Near You

Traveling Computer Animation Festival

A special edition of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater is shown at conferences, universities, and SIGGRAPH chapters worldwide. Click on the locations below for information about screenings of the SIGGRAPH 2017 show.