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.” Dan SartoChair of SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 CAF Award-Winning Projects BEST IN SHOW: Twenty Something!Twenty Something- Director: Aphton Corbin- Producer: Erik Langley- Production Company: Pixar Animation Studios- Country: USAIntro: 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 DistributionIntro: 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!Le Retour des Vagues- 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!Only a Child- Director: Simone Giampaolo- Producer: Gabriella de Gara- Production Company: Amka Films, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, SRG SSR- Country: United Kingdom, SwitzerlandIntro: 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 ChildSIGGRAPH 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.
Entry Deadline Extended for SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival
Great news - SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival (SACAF 2021) has extended the submission deadline to August 15, 2021! Coming to Tokyo, Japan December 14-17 as part of SIGGRAPH Asia 2021, SACAF 2021 will celebrate the vibrant, diverse, and inspiring world of computer animation. The Festival is looking for projects from Shorts, trailers and montages for film and TV, title sequences, game cinematics, broadcast graphics, motion graphics, music videos, commercials, PSAs, visualizations and simulations, VFX reels… if the project was animated and a computer was used in the production, creators can submit the project to the festival. And this is a kindly reminder that there are no submission fees – enter as many projects as you like.Join the festivities and help the festival honor the best in CG animation -- submit your latest projects in any of the following categories:- Computer Animated Shorts: Includes character animation, narrative works, experimental works, opening sequences, game cinematics, selections and/or montages of animated television series, new-media format.- Animated Feature Films: Selections and/or montages of computer animation created for animated feature films.- Music Videos: Commissioned and/or independent works that use any combination of computer animation, digital effects, and live action to illustrate, enhance, and/or complement a musical creation.- TV and Web Commercials: Advertisements created entirely or partially with computer animation and/or digital effects. This category also includes promotional spots, broadcast bumpers and graphics, and public service announcements.- Visualizations and Simulations: Computer animations created to explain, analyze, or visualize information for applications including scientific research, architecture, engineering, systems simulations, education, and documentary projects.- Visual Effects for Films and TV Programs: Selections and/or montages of visual effects created for live-action films and/or for television programs.- Real-Time Animation: Game, web, and mobile animations that are rendered in the same amount of time that it takes to play them back. Real-time technology demos are also encouraged! Real-time technology demos should be submitted to Real-Time Live!- Others: Computer Animations that do not fit in any of the above categories.- The extended submission deadline is now August 15, 2021. Visit the SACAF 2021 webpage for more information, including how to submit, submission rules and requirements, and an FAQ.Or, you can submit your work directly by logging into the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System.Please share the news with your teammates, classmates, and colleagues - SACAF wants to see their work too!Remember: There is no entry fee, and you can enter as many projects as you like.Please share the news with your teammates, classmates, and colleagues - SACAF wants to see their work too!SIGGRAPH Asia 2021December 14-17, 2021 | TIF, Tokyo, Japan | SIGGRAPHAsia | SIGGRAPHAsia2021Source: SIGGRAPH Asia 2021
来年のSIGGRAPH Asia 2021は2021年12月14日から17日まで日本の東京国際フォーラムで再び開催されます。!SA21-Opening-Shuzo-(2)「2020年は狂気の一年でしたが、来年のこの時期までに、日本の東京で開催されるSIGGRAPH Asia 2021で、自由に旅行し、東京で会うことができるようになることを願っています。 SIGGRAPH Asia 2021のテーマは、ライブインタラクションが私たちのコンテキストに不可欠であり、テクノロジーの人間化が避けられなくなったため、「LIVE」です」とSIGGRAPH Asia2021カンファレンスチェアを務める塩田周三さんは述べていました。!SA21-Opening-Shuzo (3)塩田周三さんはまた、SIGGRAPH Asia 2021のキービジュアルであるデジタルウォーターフォールの背後にある意味を明らかにしました。これは、創造と破壊の継続的なサイクル、豊富なエネルギーと活気を象徴しています。これはまさに彼が2021年のイベントを想定した方法です。SIGGRAPH Asia 2021の詳細については https://sa2020.siggraph.org/en/ をご覧ください。
SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Will Be Held at Tokyo
Next year’s edition, SIGGRAPH Asia 2021, will once again be held at the iconic Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, Japan, from 14 – 17 December 2021.!SA21-Opening-Shuzo-(2)“It has been a crazy 2020, but I am hopeful that by this time next year, we should be able to freely travel and be able to meet each other physically at SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. The theme for SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 is ‘LIVE’ as live interactions is integral in our context, and the humanization of technologies has become unavoidable,” said Shuzo John Shiota, SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Conference Chair.!SA21-Opening-Shuzo (3)Shuzo also revealed the meaning behind the SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 key visual – a digital waterfall – which symbolizes a continuous cycle of creation and destruction, abundance of energy and vibrancy. This is exactly how he envisioned the 2021 event to be.Visit http://sa2021.siggraph.org for more event details.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual Concludes on a High Note
Attendees were impressed by the high quality of inspiring sessions and sharing by industry heavyweights from Double Negative, Netflix, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation and more.17 December 2020 – The very first virtual edition of SIGGRAPH Asia concluded its week-long gathering of the global computer graphics community, with over 1,500 attendees tuning in to the on-demand and live sessions from over 38 countries and regions. Although the live event is over, registration remains open, and all content is available on-demand to participants till March 2021.“10 days flew by in a flash and I can’t believe that we have now come to the end of SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual. It has been a truly amazing and inspiring ten days with a diverse set of pre-recorded sessions, as well as live and premiere sessions. I have learnt a lot from the insightful and informative sessions delivered by our amazing speakers from all over the world, and I am sure that the virtual event this year was yet another inspiring conference in the history of SIGGRAPH Asia,” shared Conference Chair, Jinny HyeJin Choo.“For me, the best part of SIGGRAPH Asia is being able to connect and bring friends (both old and new) in the industry together, in one space. While we miss in-person, physical events, I am glad that my team and I managed to successfully transition and bring everyone together in a virtual setting despite the many challenges that came along due to the pandemic,” she added.!Keynote-Glen-Keane!BOF Creating Inclusive and Accessible Technology Through Immersive Interactions!Featured-SessionsDavid-Morin!Emerging Technologies!CAF-Raya!TechPapers Fabrication Carving!XR - Cinematic VR-SHEThe virtual event featured over 400 talks and presentations that deep dived into the latest technologies in computer graphics, visual effects, virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive techniques. Highlights from the virtual conference included keynote sessions by Academy Award-winning animator Glen Keane; VFX Supervisor & Creative Director from Double Negative, Paul Franklin; invited speakers from Epic Games, Facebook Reality Labs, Google, Soul Machines, Face the FACS, Motus Lab, Digital Domain, Pinscreen, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Naughty Dog, Reel FX, Ubisoft, Pixar Animation Studios; 113 Technical Papers, 22 top films from the Computer Animation Festival’s Electronic Theater; a Diversity and Inclusion Summit, 19 specially curated Emerging Technologies and more. For Programs like XR (Extended Reality), that traditionally had live demonstrations within the Experience Hall at the physical event, some of the presenters managed to go beyond the conventional video conferencing to find creative ways to engage the audience and conduct live demonstrations of their projects in the zoom rooms.!Virtual Party (1)!Virtual Party (2)!BOF IRC Beyond Student VolunteersThe event ended on a high note with the first-ever virtual party held on Gather Town – with rooms customized and created by our very own Student Volunteers. Over a hundred delegates joined us at this party on the last day of our event.To access SIGGRAPH Asia 2020’s on-demand content, register here: https://bit.ly/sa20reg
‘Shooom’s Odyssey,’ ‘Migrants,’ and ‘Box Assassin’ Take SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival Honors
15 December 2020 – SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual has officially announced the three award-winning films from its Computer Animation Festival. Selected from a pool of 577 CG animated projects, 51 pre-selection jurors whittled the group down to 139; from there, an international jury of top professionals reviewed each project, choosing three award winners for the CAF Winners Screening, 22 top works for the Electronic Theater screening as well as another 22 for the Animation Theater program.Take a moment to check out the Computer Animation Festival Trailer,“Our CAF winners, Electronic Theater and Animation Theater screenings highlight the work of an incredibly diverse and talented group of artists from around the world,” said SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival Chair, Dan Sarto. “Our jury helped assemble an extraordinary collection of animated projects, including 47 animated shorts, VFX reels, commercials, scientific visualizations and other works, presented online during the festival. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who took time to share their work with us.”The SIGGRAPH the 2020 award winners are:BEST IN SHOW: Shoom’s Odyssey- Director: Julien Bisaro- Producer: Claire Paoletti- Production Company: Picolo Pictures- Country: France> The 26-minute film, which won the Cristal for Best TV Production at Annecy 2020, tells the story of Shooom, a baby owl, that hatches just as a storm turns the bayou surrounding her tree upside down. No sooner has she fallen from her nest, then the little fledgling totters off into the mangrove, pushing a second egg from the brood along with her. Come hell or high water, she’s determined to find a mother... even if that mom turns out to be an alligator or a raccoon!BEST STUDENT PROJECT: Migrants- Directors: Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, and Zoé Devise- Producer: Carlos De Carvalho- School: Pôle 3D- Country: France- Distributor: Je Regarde> Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabitate.JURY SPECIAL: Box Assassin- Producer / Director: Jeremy Schaefer- School: Ringling College of Art & Design- Country: U.S.A.> Craig, a pizza delivery boy, recalls the night he was making a delivery to a cold-blooded gang boss and his goons. Unknowingly, Craig delivers not pizza, but the legendary Box Assassin. The assassin shows up and wreaks havoc among the gangsters. Craig attempts to escape but is taken hostage by the gang boss. At the mercy of a cold-blooded gangster, Craig fears this might be the end.This year’s 22 films / projects selected for the Electronic Theater are as follows:AuraTimm VölknerDéjeuner sur l'herbe Jocelyn Charles, Jules Bourgès, Nathan Harbonn-Viaud, and Pierre RougemontDogs Benjamin Berrebi, Jakub Bednarz, Diego Cristófano, Mohammad Babakoohi,Théo Lenoble, Karlo Pavicic-Ravlic, and Marthinus Van RooyenEos Benoît Filippin, Paul Gautier, Laureline Massias, and Mathieu MilaretFú Shaofu Zhang and Andrew ChesworthHamsa Daniela Dwek, Maya Mendonca, and Chrisy BaekHBO Asia / Dream Raider / TV Show Opening Sequence Aslan MalikIn Event of Moon Disaster Francesca Panetta and Halsey BurgundInstinctArthur Allender, Mathieu Antoine, Léna Belmonte, Cyrielle Guillermin, Victor Kirsch, and Elliot ThomassonKapaemahu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, and Joe WilsonLenny Makes Some-Thing - “Turn Me On (feat.ARCX)” MV Junha KimLove and Fifty Megatons (VFX) Krez DenisPangu Shaofu ZhangRagnarök Christophe Sarraco, Pauline Lavelle, Hadrien Augier, Théo Blanchard, and Hugo FredoueilSoap versus COVID-19 John McGheeSous la glace Milan Baulard, Ismaïl Berrahma, Flore Dupont, Laurie Estampes, Quentin Nory, and Hugo PotinThe Beauty Pascal SchelbliThe Heretic Veselin EfremovThe Journey of Mankind is the Sea of Stars Bohong DengToo Late Roy SteinWindbreak Ágnes GyőrfiWindupYibing JiangThe Computer Animation Festival’s 11 dedicated jury members, who spent two weeks reviewing 139 films and projects before choosing the final three award winners, 22 Electronic Theatre and 22 Animation Theatre selections, are as follows: - BoKyung Park- Seoul Business Agency- Ed Hooks- Acting for Animators- Erick Oh- Tonko House- Jae-huun Ahn- Meditation with a Pencil- Jeff Gipson- Walt Disney Animation Studios- Juck Somsaman- The Monk Studios- June Kim- UNSW Sydney- Paul Hellard- VFXScience- Steve Emerson- LAIKA- Sungho Hong- Locus Corporation- Vani Saraswathi- Dancing AtomsClick here to learn more about SIGGRAPH Asia 2020’s Computer Animation Festival.
SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival (CAF) Traveling Show Held for the First Time in China!
The SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) Computer Animation Festival (CAF) is the world’s most innovative, most technologically pleasing Digital Film and Video Content Organization in the Animation Industry. CAF is also recognized by Oscar as one of the world's leading animation festivals.On 10th March 2018, the inaugural SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival and SIGGRAPH computer animation global exhibition and technical conference co-jointly organized by Rayvision Technology (Fox Renderfarm), Shenzhen ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, Silk Road Vision, Zhuohua Entertainment and others was successfully held in Shenzhen, Mainland China. This Computer Animation Festival Global Tour - Shenzhen station is the first time that SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival has landed in the Mainland China. It is both a good opportunity for domestic computer animation industry practitioners, enthusiasts and students to learn and understand the dynamic development of global animation. Furthermore, it is also a milestone for domestic international computer animation industry in terms of international exchanges. Rick Xu, the Chairman of Shenzhen ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, as the host of this event, introduced the event rundown before the opening and welcomed the audiences who attended the event.In the screening, Tomasz Bednarz, the Chairman of SIGGRAPH Asia 2019, introduced the audience to the 45-year-old SIGGRAPH, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival and the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Conference in Brisbane, Australia. At the same time, 25 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival award-winning works were screened. The excellent and superior animation production level and vivid storyline won the audiences’ continuous praises.At the same time, Tomasz Bednarz and Rick Xu awarded Rayvision Technology (Fox Renderfarm) and other organizations with SIGGRAPH Best Partner Certificate on behalf of SIGGRAPH.At the technical conference, SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Chairman Tomasz Bednarz shared about the “Expand Perception and Interaction” and introduced the world’s highest resolution movie that the EPICenter in the Australia studied. Hsin-Yao Liang, senior partner of Silk Road Vision, took the title of “Virtual Human Economics Outlook” and shared the rise and application of virtual characters in animation works and the future development trend of virtual characters. The marketing director of Rayvision Technology (Fox Renderfarm), Mike Zheng, talked about the topic of "Exploring Chinese Animation Films" to explain to the audiences the current animation industry trend in the Mainland China. The status quo of China's development has sparked deep thoughts of everyone... The sharing has also included Zhuohua Entertainment CEO Xianhua Zhuohua Entertainment, Yang Xi from FACEGOOD, as well as Billy Pang from Jadason Technology. The event not only provided visual and technical exchange opportunities for practitioners and students of the domestic computer animation industry, but also inspired them to express their enthusiasm for the CG industry. Most people in the industry also praised the successful of the event organized. The organizer will also use its original intention of "Bringing Hollywood's latest technology practices to China, to share and exchange CG production experiences", and will continue to inject strength into the domestic computer animation industry.
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