A qualifying competition for the Academy Awards®, the SIGGRAPH 2021 Pc Animation Competition Digital Theater acquired over 400 submissions, which the expert jury whittled all the way down to a lineup that spotlights work from 13 nations — together with Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the USA, and Thailand. For the primary time, tickets can be found to the general public with a alternative between normal ticket entry and an all-new premium ticket that features a director’s lower model of the Digital Theater. Along with juried alternatives, the competition will showcase a combination of curated bonus content material each new and outdated as an added deal with to viewers.
“The Digital Theater is well-known within the trade as a platform for distinctive and revolutionary storytelling, and, after the 12 months we have all had, it has been a pleasure to see how the pc graphics neighborhood’s creativity continues to thrive,” mentioned SIGGRAPH 2021 Pc Animation Competition Digital Theater Director Mark Elendt, of SideFX. “I am delighted to be sharing the jury’s unbelievable alternatives with the world, in addition to to supply an prolonged version that provides greater than an hour of content material to the present and spotlights a few of my favourite former competition winners.”
Added SIGGRAPH 2021 Pc Animation Competition Digital Theater Juror Kaye Vassey, of Epic Video games, “I used to be energized by the overwhelming selection and variety in storytelling that my fellow jurors and I noticed — each via character/perspective and method. It was extremely robust to resolve and all who submitted must be pleased with what they offered.”
From a pool of 14 scholar and 17 skilled studio productions, together with world premiere quick movies from Platige Picture S.A. and Zati Studio/Thai Media Fund, the 2021 award winners are:
Finest in Present
Finest Pupil Venture
“I am a Pebble”
Maxime Le Chapelain
Catch a sneak preview of the Digital Theater on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kbhFFuT5N3I.
Tickets to entry the digital Digital Theater may be bought individually or added to any registration. The Digital Theater Particular Session is open to Enhanced and Final cross holders. Study extra and register for SIGGRAPH 2021 at s2021.SIGGRAPH.org/register.
About ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, and SIGGRAPH 2021
ACM, the Affiliation for Computing Equipment, is the world’s largest academic and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers, and professionals to encourage dialogue, share assets, and handle the sector’s challenges. ACM SIGGRAPH is a particular curiosity group inside ACM that serves as an interdisciplinary neighborhood for members in analysis, know-how, and functions in laptop graphics and interactive strategies. The SIGGRAPH convention is the world’s main annual interdisciplinary academic expertise showcasing the most recent in laptop graphics and interactive strategies. SIGGRAPH 2021, the forty eighth annual convention hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH, will happen nearly with reside occasions 9–13 August and on-demand content material out there beginning 2 August via 29 October. Click here for information from the convention and its companions.