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Electronic Theater

Thanks to advances in computer graphics technology, storytelling continues to expand and resonate in impactful ways.

Traveling Show

Advancing storytelling through wide range of industries.

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, a qualifying festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, brings the computer graphics community together to celebrate and showcase the best storytelling in short and feature films, visual effects, games, advertisements, scientific visualizations and more.

In 2020, the Electronic Theater seeks to elevate storytellers and innovators, highlighting their passion and ingenuity, and feature industries that have never been represented before. We invite narratives from themed entertainment experiences to visualizations from automotive, defense, scientific, and health-care communities, in addition to more traditional computer animation projects.

An internationally recognized jury reviews 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 presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received the Best Animated Short Academy Award.

Munkhtsetseg Nandigjav Electronic Theater Director
Savannah College of Art and Design

Experience It Near You

A special edition of the SIGGRAPH 2019 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater is available for screening at your conference, university, or SIGGRAPH chapter — no matter your location. Request a screening by filling out the form linked below. Availability for the 2019 reel starts 1 October 2019 and ends 31 March 2020.

Express Interest

Please Note: SIGGRAPH requires the hosting organization to assume all costs associated with the screening including travel and shipping expenses. A verified SIGGRAPH conference representative must be present at all screenings, and we will work with teams to minimize travel costs as much as possible.

Upcoming Dates

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
9 March 2020
Champaign, Illinois, USA

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LAIKA (Employee Screening)
11 March 2020
Hillsboro, Oregon, USA

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Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
24 March 2020
Prescott, Arizona, USA

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  • 2019 Taipei International Conference on Animation and New Media, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Bogotá ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, Bogotá, Columbia
  • Blue Sky Studios, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Centre for Digital Media Screening, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • DCExpo, Chiba, Japan
  • Hubei Institute of Fine Arts Screening, Wuhan, China
  • In Motion Fest, Queretaro, Mexico
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  • Intel Graphics Research Campus (Employee Screening), Folsom, California, USA
  • LA ACM SIGGRAPH Screening, Los Angeles, California
  • Middle Tennessee State University — MTSU ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, California
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, San Francisco, California
  • SCAD Atlanta Digital Media Center Theater, Atlanta, Georgia
  • SCAD Savannah Screening, Savannah, Georgia
  • Texas A&M University ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter, College Station, Texas, USA
  • Tokyo ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, Tokyo, Japan
  • Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Unity Technologies (Employee Screening), San Francisco, California, USA
  • University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • VFX Japan, Tokyo, Japan
  • VFX Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios (Employee Screening), Burbank, California, USA