Best of SIGGRAPH Computer Animation
Showcase at the Northwest Festival of Animation
The annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is one of the world’s most important showcases for innovative and visually stunning digital animation. Films that win honors here are qualified to compete for an Academy Award, and several in recent memory have been nominated for or received an Oscar for “Best Animated Short.” Films chosen for this special “best of” show include narrative shorts, time-based art, visual effects, scientific visualization, and real-time graphics.
Tuesday May 5, 2015
7:00pm @ Hollywood Theatre, Portland’s historic nonprofit theatre, at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland OR, 97212. Trimet bus #12 goes directly down Sandy to the theatre and parking is available on the street and a small lot next to the theatre.
Available online through NWAF or at the door. Since all SIGGRAPH events are free to chapter members, now is an opportune time to renew your membership. Show your receipt and have current membership by noon of the event, and we will reimburse your ticket cost at the SIGGRAPH table.
NW Animation Fest presents a full week of events at the Hollywood Theatre: feature films, international short film marathons, an Oregon Animation Industry Showcase, and special topic screenings. Features include Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea, which follows the magical journey of an Irish seal-girl and her brother—and Until Sbornia Do Us Part, a vivacious, tango-driven, comic-fantasy about a romantic musician and a volcanic island that’s floating away from the mainland. The industry showcase offers a glimpse into Oregon’s powerhouse commercial studios, with TV clips, commercials, special effects, and music videos (think Portlandia & Grimm). Dig deeper into the world of indie animators with eight special topics: family friendly, strange/sexy, computer animation, abstract/psychedelic, films by women, Canadian Oscar winners, NW animators, and Oregon animation history. NW Animation Fest climaxes with a weekend-long marathon through the world’s best new short films, selected from 1400 international submissions. The festival includes after-parties, lobby installations, meeting the filmmakers, more. If you’re an animation-lover, this is the can’t-miss event for 2015. Hollywood Theatre May 4-10, tickets $8-15, festival passes $70. www.nwanimationfest.com.
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About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH
The Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter exists to serve the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer graphics community. Through meetings, workshops, conferences, and other activities, the chapter works to promote an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and applications of modern technology to graphics, enhancing communication between people in Oregon and Southwest Washington that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics.
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- Snail mail Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, PO Box 3798, Wilsonville, OR 97070
- Press Contact Madison Russel, Vice Chair, Events
- Chapter Contact Demetra Gilmore Arnett, Chair.