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.
View 2018 Award Winners.

Program Content


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

Experience the Next Generation of Storytelling

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival 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. In-line with the 2018 conference theme of “Generations,” this year’s Electronic Theater lineup is poised to epitomize a next-generation showcase of 25 short films, culled from over 400 submissions.

Though newer than the Electronic Theater, the 2018 Computer Animation Festival VR Theater promises to pack just as much punch. In its second year, the VR Theater will present daily ticketed screenings — expanded from 25 to 32 seats each — along with individual kiosk programming, culled from more than 30 global submissions.

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival 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.

Computer Animation Festival Producer

Larry Bafia


Computer Animation Festival - Award Winners

Best In Show

Florian Brauch, Kim Tailhades, Matthieu Pujol, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion


Best Student Project

Pierre Ropars, Antonin Derory, Diane Thirault, Jérémie Cottard, Matthieu Druaud, Adrien Zumbihl,
Supinfocom Rubika


Jury’s Choice

Liron Topaz, Pierre Perifel, JP Sans
DreamWorks Animation
(United States)

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.


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