Welcome to the local chapter of SIGGRAPH, a professional association serving the computer graphics community of Oregon and SW Washington.

Join or renew today to participate in the chapter, create an event, enjoy free or discounted tickets at a joint function, network with your peers or enjoy perks from ACM SIGGRAPH.

Season Events, 2016-2017, in Brief

SIGGRAPH 2017 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, July 30 — August 3, 2017 More>

SIGGRAPH Summer Social at Lucky Lab Hawthorne, Friday, June 19th More>

Blender Workshop | Intro to 3D Modeling in Games, with PIGSquad, May 30, 2017 at Epicodus More>

NW Animation Festival Special Networking Event / Afterparty, May 10–17 at the Hollywood Theater

Meet the Animation Tribe More>

Digital Dreams Thursday, March 16, EventBrite Registration; More>


Game Night | Where CG and Gaming Meet, Feb 20, MORE>

Freelancers’ Toolbox III, January 25 MORE>

Animation Resource Community Service Local PDX Animation Showcase

ARCS Homebrew | PDX Animation Showcase, January 22 and 29th, MORE>

SIG_CAF2016 Hero Image 600  Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show with Emily Hsu December 1, Thursday night MORE>

auto_thumb  Autodesk Hits Portland Nov. 17, 5-9:15; MORE>

toolbox2b_thumbnail  Artist’s Toolbox 2, Nov. 5, 3:00 pm; MORE>

toolbox1_thumb  Artist’s Toolbox 1, Sept. 23, 6:00 pm; MORE>

THUMBSketch  Sketch and Stretch, Sunday, August 14, 1-4:00 pm; MORE>

THUMBicCream  Summer Ice Cream Social, June 31, 1-4:00 pm; MORE >

ThUMBsiggraph2016 SIGGRAPH 2016 Chapter Workshop, July 23  and July 24-28 Conference; MORE >

THUMBottawa  Ottawa Animation Festival, July 8, 7:00 pm; MORE >

Upcoming 2016-2017 Seas0n Events,TBA

  • October SIGGRAPH 2016 Computer Animation Festival
  • November
  • December Holiday Social
  • January HomeBrew
  • January Global Game Jam

… and more, as events develop. Stay posted via Facebook, our email list, Twitter, Calagator

2015-2016 Season Events, in Brief

Luminary Kathy Zielinski shares her work as an animator

Kathy Zielinski

Join SIGGRAPH and ASIFA in welcoming Kathy Zielinski, Queen of Animated Villians and Disney,  Dreamworks Diva, to Portland at the 5th Avenue Cinema, Friday, June 3. More>

May 9th Computer Animation Showcase, at the NW Animation Festival —


Celebrating Portland’s own NWAF in a special showcase for computer animation from SIGGRAPH2015, at the Hollywood Theater in Portland; More >

April Dance Art


April 20 CG Dance Party, have fun dancing and creating interactive art while dancing, at Portland Design Week open house at Bent Studios. Join us at the launch of Design Lab, for PopUp Art presentations, light appetizers, A Wacom Tablet Giveaway, Light Troupe; a SIGGRAPH / ASIFA / Bent collabloration. Register for Free Tickets; VolunteerMore >


Oscar Nominated Films

Feb. 19, 2016 ASIFA Portland and Cascade SIGGRAPH present 2011 Oscar Nominated Shorts at the Hollywood Theater.


Global Game Jam

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Jan. 29-31, 2016: develop a game amongst friends and new acquaintances in 48 hours, taking place around the world and at physical locations (Art Institute Portland). More>

Homebrew: A PDX Animation Showcase

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Jan. 24, 2016: Portland’s inaugural local Animation Showcase @ Fifth Avenue Cinemas. More>

Studio Ghibli Retrospective

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Jan 14, 2016 @ OMSI, Talk and screening of the documentary highlighting Miyasaki’s creative process. More>

Dec 8th Holiday Social | Portland  Christmas Ship Parade

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Source: Christmass Ship Parade

Join Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and Affiliates for networking and good cheer: McCormick and Schmidt’s Harborside Bar 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm the Christmas Ships Parade leaves the marina. More

Dec 4th Kahlil Gibran’s the Prophet

ASIFA event with Joan Gratz, Thursday December 3, 7:00pm @ Cinema 21; More

the Prophet, ASIFA, Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, Joan Gratz, animation

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Nov. 19, 2015 Computer Animation Festival CAF

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Screening the best computer animation of the year, rom SIGGRAPH 2015, at PCC Cascade Auditorium, free to members, discounts available…  More, Map, Tickets>

Nov. 12, 2015 Autodesk Hits Portland 2015

autodesk hits portland 2015   More>

October 17, 2015 Animators’ and CG Artist’s Social


Salmon Street Studios Rooftop Party, BYOA (Appetizers); More

August 9-13: SIGGRAPH 2015 


The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Los Angeles Convention Center; More



May 5: Showcase at NWAF

Join us this Tuesday at the Hollywood theatre for a special showcase of the Computer Animation Festival; Free to members! >More Computer Animation Festival, Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH












April 25: Freelancing Panel Discussion | Join us this Saturday at the Art Institute of Portland for a panel discussion about freelancing in the animation industry, followed by portfolio reviews from local animation professionals. >More

March 28: Animation to Games | How we did it and how you can too! animGamesAnimators with an interest in learning how to make indie video games: Join ASIFA Portland, Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, and the Portland Indie Game Squad in an evening of learning how community members have transitioned their passions and careers in animation to working on videogames! >More

February 28 O!PLA Polish Animation,  Fifth Avenue Cinemas, Free for SIGGRAPH and ASIFA members >More

February 7 Animation Meet & Greet –>More

January 31, 2015  ANIMAZIONI! Italian Animation  More

January 23, 2015  Global Game Jam, with PIGsquad, SIGGRAPH sponsored 48-hour event over thisweekend. For more information and registration directions, visit the GGJ Facebook Page, More> 

A Call for Volunteers at SIGGRAPH 2015…


Membership in Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH benefits your professional development, your relationships and place in our CG community. We welcome your participation, as a member, officer, board member, associate, supporter, or volunteer. Join today.


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