SIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the full lineup for its Computer Animation Festival Electronic and VR Theaters. The 45th SIGGRAPH conference will take place August 12-16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is known for pushing the boundaries of computer-generated storytelling in film, games, visual effects and more. In line with the 2018 conference theme of “Generations,” this year’s Electronic Theater lineup is poised to epitomize a next-generation showcase of 25 short films and presentations culled from over 400 submissions. Truly an international show, the Electronic Theater will feature works from Ecuador, Spain, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Poland, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States; five student projects; and two major studio shorts: Pixar Animation Studios’ Bao, written and directed by the studio’s first-ever female director of a short film, Chinese-Canadian-American artist Domee Shi, and DreamWorks Animation’s Bilby. The Electronic Theater is a ticketed event that will be presented three evenings in a row August 13-15.
To register for the conference, visit s2018.SIGGRAPH.org. The Electronic Theater is included at the Business Symposium, Full Conference Platinum and Full Conference registration levels, or tickets can be purchased separately. VR Theater screenings are open to Full Conference Platinum and Full Conference registration levels only, and kiosks are accessible with Exhibits Plus registration or above.