Your Computer Animation Festival Submission Questions, Answered

by | 23 February 2017 | Animation, Conferences, Film, Production, Visual Effects

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The 2017 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival has a lot of new and exciting aspects, including the brand-new VR Theater. Naturally, there are a lot of questions from animators who would like to enter their work in the festival. We’ve collected some of the most widely asked questions and provided the answers to submit a successful entry. Read on for all you need to know about the SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival submissions process. Plus, check out one of two “how to” videos to aid your submission!

Computer Animation Festival Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I have submitted my work to the most recent SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival. Is it OK if I submit the same work to the SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival?
Yes. You can submit the same work to SIGGRAPH 2017, as long as it was completed after last year’s SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival. We are independent festivals with separate juries and acceptance procedures.
How many works can I submit to the SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival?
There is no limit. You may submit as many as you like. Make sure that you complete a separate submission form for each work.


Can I submit the same piece to both the Computer Animation Festival and to Talks or the Art Gallery, or any other SIGGRAPH 2017 programs?
You are welcome to submit pieces to the Computer Animation Festival and submit related work to other programs. Each submission requires a separate online form, however.


I will not have my work finished by the submission deadline. Is it possible for me to submit “work in progress” for reviewing?
No. The SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival reviews only finished projects. The file you upload at the time of entry is the file that will be shown at SIGGRAPH 2017, if your work is accepted.


I am a student, and there is no longer a Student Projects category. Where should I enter it?
All student work should be submitted under the category that most closely describes it. Make sure to select the “Student Project” checkbox during your submission process, so that your work may be considered not only for the Best of Show award, Jury’s Choice prize, and Best in VR Storytelling, but also for the Best Student Project prize.


Should I submit to VR Village, VR Theater, or Emerging Technologies?
If your submission is primarily a technology demo, something that is either hands-on for attendees to try or not, please submit it to Emerging Technologies.

If your submission is more about providing an interactive experience for an attendee to try, with your own tech or third-party tech, please submit it to VR Village. In general, VR Village is focused on interactive VR installations. This is where you will find new uses of VR and AR ranging from games, simulations or professional applications, to complex art installations.

VR Theater is focused on VR storytelling. VR Theater is looking for submissions that help develop the language of storytelling in virtual reality. The type of content ranges from 360-degree video to experiences that fully utilize HTC Vive or Rift and their controllers. If your submission could go either way, we recommend that you carefully evaluate each program. If it is more suitable for a program other than the one you select, we will endeavor to transfer it.


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How To Submit Videos

Electronic Theater

VR Theater 

Submissions to the 44th annual Computer Animation Festival, an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences qualifying festival, close on 21 March 2017 at 22:00 UTC/GMT. Need inspiration? Watch the submissions trailer.

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