Registration for the SIGGRAPH 2020 virtual conference is now open!

Electronic Theater

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

How to Access the SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater

The SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater will be presented online. When registering for SIGGRAPH 2020, please note that a separate ticket is required to access the Electronic Theater. After you’ve purchased access, you’ll have 48 hours to view the Electronic Theater reel as many times as you like. Simply unlock your personalized code any time after the premiere on Monday, 24 August at 4:30 pm PDT and before Friday, 28 August at 8:59 pm PDT. Access to the Electronic Theater expires 48 hours after you first use your code.

About the SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival

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 2020 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater will be available for screening at your conference, university, or SIGGRAPH chapter — no matter your location. Request a screening by filling out the official interest form this summer.

Upcoming Dates

There are no remaining SIGGRAPH 2019 reel events. See the “Past Events” list below to see where it traveled!

  • 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
  • LAIKA (Employee Screening), Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
  • 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 Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, 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
  • Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, Prescott, Arizona, USA