SIGGRAPH Asia Announced The 2021 Computer Animation Festival Award-Winning Films
SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 will take place at the Tokyo International Forum, Japan and online this 14 – 17 December. One of the most-anticipated sessions - Computer Animation Festival (CAF), Asia's premier computer-generated animation and visual effects event, will showcase a worldwide collection of the year's best works.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 - Computer Animation Festival Trailer
As a long-time partner and friend, Fox Renderfarm, the TPN-Accredited cloud rendering services provider is thrilled to see the four award-winning films, selected by judges from a total of 501 animation works.
|“This year saw another fantastic selection of works from artists across Asia and around the world, Our winning CAF films, as well as each selection for the Electronic Theater and Animation Theater screenings, showcase the latest innovative works from an incredibly diverse and talented group of artists. Our jury helped assemble an extraordinary collection of animated projects, including 35 animated shorts, commercials, and other works, that conference attendees can watch both in Tokyo and online. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who took time to share their work with us.”|
|Chair of SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 CAF|
BEST IN SHOW: Twenty Something
- Director: Aphton Corbin
- Producer: Erik Langley
- Production Company: Pixar Animation Studios
- Country: USA
Intro: Adulting can be hard. Some days you’re nailing it, while other days, you’re just a stack of kids hiding in a trench coat hoping no one notices. Gia finds herself in this exact scenario the night of her 21st birthday. This is a story about the insecurities of adulting and how we’re all just faking it ’till we make it. Produced as part of Pixar Animation Studios' SparkShorts Program.
Twenty Something & Nona | Official Trailer
BEST STUDENT PROJECT: Le Retour des Vagues
- Directors: Manon Cansell, Alejandra Guevara Cervera, Edward Kurchevsky, Francisco Moutinho de Magalhães, Hortense Mariano
- Producer: Moïra Marguin
- School: Gobelins, L'École de L'Image
- Country: France
- Distributor: Miyu Distribution
Intro: Coming back to his hometown in hopes of reconnecting with his past, a young man encounters the place completely stopped in time. Moving through the familiar streets, memories disorient him as he faces what he once left behind.
Le Retour des Vagues | Trailer
BEST STUDENT PROJECT: Les larmes de la Seine
- Directors: Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur
- Producer: Carlos De Carvalho
- School: Pôle 3D
- Country: France
Intro: October 17, 1961, "Algerian workers" take to the streets to protest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the Police prefecture.
Les larmes de la Seine | Trailer
JURY SPECIAL: Only a Child
- Director: Simone Giampaolo
- Producer: Gabriella de Gara
- Production Company: Amka Films, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, SRG SSR
- Country: United Kingdom, Switzerland
Intro: Only a Child is a visual poem created by over 20 animation directors under the artistic supervision of Simone Giampaolo, which gives shape and color to the original words spoken by Severn Cullis-Suzuki at the UN Summit in Rio in 1992, a child’s desperate call to action for the future of our planet. An omnibus film celebrating the environmental youth movement 30 years in the making.
Only a Child
SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 will take place at the Tokyo International Forum, Japan and online this 14 – 17 December. For more information on the program line-up for this hybrid edition, please visit https://sa2021.siggraph.org/en/attend.
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