For SIGGRAPH 96, the Computer Animation Festival received a record-breaking 515 submissions, representing over 25 countries in the fields of art, architecture, entertainment, technology, science, and education. Because SIGGRAPH attendees represent an ever-increasing variety of skills, interests, and backgrounds, this year's Computer Animation Festival featured a number of animations that were educational and explanatory.
The 46 pieces selected by the jury for the Electronic Theater were shown at the historic Saenger Theater in New Orleans, where they were viewed under the best conditions, including 35mm and 70mm motion picture projection, and high-quality video with surround-sound multi-channel audio.
Eighty-eight additional pieces were presented in the Festival Screening Rooms at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. These works were shown in rotation several times a day throughout the conference in a relaxed environment, with related programs and events such as The Bridge: SIGGRAPH 96 Art Show, the Exhibition, and the Animator Sketches located close by.
We also added a new event this year: a special Behind the Scenes session, in which the SIGGRAPH 96 Computer Animation Festival Committee reviewed, explained, and answered questions about how material was chosen for the Festival Screening Rooms and the Electronic Theater.
SIGGRAPH 96 Computer Animation Festival Chair
Computer Animation Festival Committee
SIGGRAPH 97 Call for Participation - Computer Animation Festival
Computer Animation Festival | This Web Site
Final SIGGRAPH 96 Web site update: 25 October 1996.
For complete information on the next conference and exhibition, see: http/www.siggraph.org/s97/