SIGGRAPH Announces Computer Fest Noms

The organizers of this year’s SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival (set to take place in New Orleans Aug. 4-7) have announced the selection of award nominees for the event. Nominees were chosen from 770 submissions from around the globe, presented by pros and students. In all, more than 140 films will be shown during the Computer Animation Festival. The award winners will be announced during the conference.

“We were thrilled with level of quality and technical expertise that was prevalent throughout the hundreds of submissions,” says Carlye Archibeque, Computer Animation Festival exec producer from LightStage. “The Computer Animation Festival continues to show the power that the latest advances in computer graphics technologies have to amuse and entertain. As always the jury looked not only for amazing graphic content, but also good story telling, whether it was a film about a boy and his spaceship, or a film about new studies in Alzheimer’s research.”

The nominees for this year’s Computer Animation Festival Awards are as follows:

Best in Show:

Engel zu Fust: Angel AFoot (Studio Soi GmbH, Germany),

French Roast (The Pumpkin Factory, Bibo Films, France)

Silhouettes of Jazz
 (Dominik K’ser, Martin-Sebastian Senn, Mario Deuss, Mark Pauly, Niloy J. Mitra
, Switzerland
)

Jury Award Nominees

Dix
 (The Mill, U.S.)


Love Child
 (Digital Media Design Education Center
, Taiwan
)

Anima
 (Supinfocom Valenciennes
, France
)

Student Prize Nominees

Dim Sum (
Ringling College of Art and Design
, U.S.)

Incident at Tower 37 
(Hampshire College
, U.S)

Project: Alpha
 (The Animation Workshop
, Denmark
)

WTF (Well Told Fable) Prize Nominees

Friends? (Sveinbj’rn J. Tryggvason, 
Iceland
)

Unbelievable Four (Sukwon Shin, U.S.)

Fernet 1,882: Mini Cab Company (Pickle Visual Effects and Animation, Argentina)

You can find out more about the event at www.siggraph.org/s2009.