Everything You Need to Know About the SIGGRAPH 2020 Traveling Show

by | 1 October 2020 | Animation, Conferences, Film

The annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show is a great way to extend the spirit of the conference beyond the week of the show. The Traveling Show also allows computer graphics communities around the world to enjoy some of the most excellent animation from the past year. Recently, the Traveling Show has journeyed far beyond its place of debut — North America’s West Coast — to audiences throughout the U.S. in places like Washington, D.C. or Miami and countries outside of North America, including France, Germany, Portugal, Colombia, South Korea, Japan, and more.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SIGGRAPH 2020 conference has had to rethink its traditional approach to the Traveling Show, with a goal of delivering the same high-quality viewing experience to the global ACM SIGGRAPH community. We’re excited to announce that the SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater is once again embarking on its world tour — a Traveling Show that will be available for in-person screenings as well as, for the first time ever, virtually.

“The diversity of content is something I am really excited about for this year’s show,” shared SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater Director Munkhtsetseg Nandigjav earlier this year. “[…] We have an incredible variety of cinematics, real-time, student and experimental shorts, visual effects breakdowns, and more visualizations than we’ve seen at SIGGRAPH in a long time”

Critically-acclaimed works from this year’s festival that are included in the Traveling Show are: 

  • Best in Show – “Loop” by Erica Milsom, Pixar Animation Studios (United States) 
  • Jury’s Choice – “The Beauty” by Pascal Schelbli of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH, Animationsinstitut (Germany) 
  • Best Student Project – “Gunpowder” by Romane Faure of Supinfocom Rubika (France) 
  • Special Recognition – “Stem Cells: The Heroes in Crohn’s Perianal Fistula Treatment” by Alan Smith, MadMicrobe Studios (United Kingdom)

How To Host a Screening

Interested in bringing the Traveling Show to your local community? 

If you would like to organize a screening of this year’s festival, please submit a host request via the SIGGRAPH 2020 website. Screenings will be available from 1 October through 31 December 2020

Once your request is approved, a member of the SIGGRAPH 2020 Computer Animation Festival team will contact you to finalize timing and coordinate payment. Distribution will be handled via our streaming partner, Eventive, on the day of your event, and all organizers (that’s you!) will be responsible for distribution of virtual codes. We advise organizers to pre-register your event to ensure accurate headcount and avoid over- or under-ticketing. 

For any other questions not covered here, please feel free to email us at caf-s2020@siggraph.org.

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