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SIGGRAPH Unveils 2017 Computer Animation Festival Lineup

Ten Virtual Reality experiences and 22 features, short films, commercials and game trailers are selected for the 2017 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.

Selections for this year’s edition of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, taking place in Los Angeles July 30 through August 3, are now online.

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is one of the leading annual festivals for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the best work of the year in the Electronic Theater. For SIGGRAPH 2017, the festival is moving beyond the flat screen to present short films and experiences in a new space, the VR Theater, where attendants will experience the next generation of storytelling in virtual reality.

The full list of selections is shown below:


Analogue Loaders
Raphael Vangelis (United Kingdom)

École Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques (France)
Alexandre Arpentinier, Mathieu Blanchys, Lola Grand, Tristan Lamarca, Thomas Lemaille, Jean-Charles Lusseau

Canal Kitchen
Unit Image (France)
Maxime Luère, Leon Berelle, Dominique Boidin, Remi Kozyra

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Adrian Meyer

Final Fantasy XV – Omen Trailer
Digic Pictures (Hungary)
István Zorkóczy

Fortnite: From Husk Till Dawn!
Epic Games (United States)
Gavin Moran, Michael Clausen

Garden Party
MOPA (France)
Théophile Dufresne, Florian Babikian, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire

Happy Valentine’s Day
Neymarc Visuals (United States)
Neymarc Brothers

ILM VFX – Kong: Skull Island
Industrial Light & Magic (United States, Canada)
John Vogt-Roberts

ILM VFX – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Industrial Light & Magic (United States, United Kingdom, China, Canada)
Gareth Edwards

John Lewis “Buster the Boxer”
Moving Picture Company (United Kingdom)
Dougual Wilson

Pixar Animation Studios (United States)
Dave Mullens

MPC Presents: The Jungle Book
Moving Picture Company (United States)
Jon Favreau

Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon
LUMATIC GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Tomer Eshed, Dennis Rettkowski, Michael Herm, Alexander Pohl

Pirate Smooch
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Tobias Trebeljahr

ISART Digital (France)
Guillaume Auberval, Léa Dozoul, Simon Gomez, Timothé Hek, Hugo Lagrange, Antoine Laroye, David Lashcari

MOPA (France)
Alex Chauvet, Anna Le Danois, Quentin Foulon, Fabien Glasse, Juliette Jean, Julie Narat

Polder Animation (Netherlands)
Bastiaan Schravendeel

Seasonal Changes in Carbon Dioxide
Scientific Visualization Studio – NASA/GSFC (United States)
Gregory Shirah, Horace Mitchell

MOPA (France)
Avril Hug, Lauren Madec, Kevin Tarpinian, Thomas Lopez, Romain Garcia

Song of a Toad
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Kariem Saleh

The Human Race
The Mill, Chevrolet, Epic Games (United Kingdom)
Rama Allen, Westley Sarokin


Arden’s Wake
Penrose Studios (United States)
Eugene Chung

Gentle Manhands (United States)
Tyler Hurd

Dear Angelica
Oculus Story Studio (United States)
Saschka Unseld

HelloEnjoy (United Kingdom)
Carlos Ulloa

Rainbow Crow
Baobab Studios (United States)
Eric Darnell

Son of Jaguar
Google ATAP (United States)
Jorge Gutierrez

Google ATAP (United States)
Scot Stafford, Chromosphere

The Antarctica Series: Under a Cracked Sky
The New York Times (United States)
Graham Roberts, Jonathan Corum

We Wait
Aardman Animations (United Kingdom)
Dan Efergan

Zero Days VR
Scatter (United States)
Yasmin Elayat

New for 2017, the Computer Animation Festival will host two separate Director Q&A sessions featuring directors from both the Electronic Theater and VR theaters on Wednesday, 2 August. Each sessions will give attendees the chance to have an open dialogue with the creators behind the work.

Source: SIGGRAPH 2017

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.