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Cogswell to Host SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival

Showcase screening will present dozens of the best computer animated films culled from around the world on Wednesday, September 10th.

Sunnyvale, CA -- Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH, will present the U.S. premiere of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival on September 10th. The over two hour showcase will present dozens of the best computer animated films culled from around the world.

The event will take place beginning at 7PM (PT) on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at Cogswell’s Dragon’s Den Theater, and will be open to the public. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance.

Watch the trailer for the 2014 Computer Animation Festival, below:

Only the top 30 pieces of work -- from more than 500 submitted from all over the world -- made it into this year’s Computer Animation Festival. SIGGRAPH received the best new computer generated, short film work from movie studios, schools, commercial studios, game studios, independent producers, students and other organizations.

Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College, and Director of Game Design & Development, and Karl Anderson, Chair of Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH, will co-host the Cogswell presentation of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10th. Solomon was also the key volunteer in creating the festival itself as the Director of the Computer Animation Festival for SIGGRAPH 2014.

“It’s a great pleasure to collaborate with Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH,” said Solomon in making the announcement. “In partnership with them, Cogswell College will have the unique opportunity to open our doors to our students and the community by showcasing the best computer graphics in the world.”

Watch Little Freak, directed by Edwin Schaap, below:

“The Computer Animation Festival from SIGGRAPH 2014 presents the top computer graphics from around the world, all in one place at one time, for everyone to enjoy,” Anderson added. “Having the U.S. premiere of the festival at Cogswell College following the show in Vancouver will help us reach additional members of the next generation of digital artists, animators, designers and developers.”

Source: Cogswell College

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.