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18 July, 2001
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2001 ANNOUNCES BEST ANIMATED SHORT & JURY HONORS AWARD FOR
THE COMPUTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL
IL) -- ACM SIGGRAPH today announced the Computer Animation
Festival's Best of Show and Jury Honors Award for SIGGRAPH
2001, the 28th International Conference on Computer Graphics
and Interactive Techniques, being held 12-17 August, 2001
at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California.
The award winners were chosen by the Computer Animation Festival
jury from 678 entries for their extraordinary achievements
in computer animation. Sande Scoredos, Sony Pictures Imageworks,
is the SIGGRAPH 2001 Computer Animation Festival Chair.
Best Animated Short
University of Southern California
"Values" is a touching story of family values that tugs at
the heart and the spirit. Using effortless animation techniques,
Van Phan, a talented graduate student in animation at the
University of Southern California, chose to let the uncomplicated
characters tell the story completely through expression and
in silence, except for the beautifully composed original background
Jury Honors Award
"F8," created entirely by Jason Wen over a two-year period,
is an extraordinary piece of classic sci-fi filmmaking. A
highlight from the 12-minute piece will be showcased in the
Electronic Theater and the entire piece can be seen daily
in the Animation Theaters. With its stunning backgrounds and
lighting, compelling character design, and brilliant camera
work, this piece clearly demonstrates the future of independent
filmmaking and storytelling.
2001 will bring over 40,000 computer graphics and interactive
technology professionals from six continents to Los Angeles
for the week-long conference. A comprehensive technical program
and special events focusing on research, art, animation, and
interactive technologies are planned. SIGGRAPH 2001 includes
a three-day exhibition of products and services for the computer
graphics and interactive marketplace from 14-16 August 2001.
ACM SIGGRAPH, the leading professional society for computer
graphics and interactive techniques, sponsors SIGGRAPH 2001.
Information on ACM SIGGRAPH membership and other conferences
and activities can be found at www.siggraph.org.