MetroCAF is the annual NYC Metropolitan Area College Computer Animation Festival, organized by the New York City chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH. Started in 2003, MetroCAF has grown into the most important local festival of its kind. It provides an exciting opportunity for all students in the NYC metropolitan area to show their work, not only to their fellow students, but also to industry professionals.
This year, in honor of longtime NYC ACM SIGGRAPH volunteer Rick Barry, the NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter has established a new annual award called "The NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Rick Barry Outstanding Service Award.” Rick Barry was known for his tremendous work on behalf of students everywhere. His work with Pratt, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH, and his service as the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee Chair had a widespread impact on students and educators. Rick was the second Chair of MetroCAF, and helped to establish many of the guidelines and procedures which are still used today.
MetroCAF 2015 will take place on Friday, September 25, at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Auditorium On Broadway venue at 1871 Broadway. Admission is free to NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Members and faculty, students, and staff of NYIT. Tickets to MetroCAF 2015 may be purchased in advance, or as availability allows, at the door.