On Wednesday, May 14, the Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter will host an evening with Academy Award® winning filmmaker Chris Landreth. The event will include a screening of Landreth's short film "Subconscious Password," presented in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada.

The screening is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by a question and answer session. Landreth will also provide the audience with a behind-the-scenes look at his unique computer graphics technique, honed over years of experience in engineering, animation and filmmaking.

Landreth is known for his short film "Ryan," which won the 2005 Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film. "Ryan" pioneered a singular artistic style, employing surreal imagery to peer into the minds of its characters. A true computer graphics trailblazer, Landreth also helped develop the first version of Maya in 1998. 

Tickets to the event can be purchased online: $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Membership in the Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter can also be purchased online: $25 for student membership, $40 for professional.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; an after party and autograph session is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. at The Monarch Tavern.

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