Animation & Effects Production: Call for Submissions

SIGGRAPH has been the premier venue for presentation of work in computer graphics animation and effects production since before they were established fields. The SIGGRAPH conference is evolving, but we remain committed to showcasing the highest quality work and latest developments in computer graphics production.

Presenting your work at SIGGRAPH 2009 is a way to get recognition from your peers, highlight your work for the community, plant seeds for new research and collaboration, and garner visibility and recruiting opportunities for your company.

SIGGRAPH 2009 has many opportunities and programs for presentation of animation and effects achievements:

talks Talks can show off something that's never been done before, or that has never been done so well before. Talks can explain how you approached a particular problem, how you managed a particular process, or how working on a particular project was a unique experience. Talks can explain the artistic motivations or technical challenges behind a work. For details on how to submit a Talk, see submission info. Talk submissions are due Wednesday, 18 February 2009. For work that is completed in the spring of 2009, Talks may be submitted by a special late-breaking deadline: Wednesday, 6 May 2009 (limited space will be available for late-breaking talks).

discussions Panel discussions focus on topics, issues, trends, and controversies that are important to the production community. Panels can address not only technical or artistic issues, but also professional and business issues. If you have a good idea for a panel, and you can assemble and moderate a group of expert panelists, see submission info for details on how to submit. Panel submissions are due Wednesday, 18 February 2009.

The Computer Animation Festival
The Computer Animation Festival SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Festival is the premiere festival dedicated to presenting the state-of-the-art in computer graphics. We only show the best of the best work accomplished in the last year, everything from "making of" sequences to commercial spots, music videos, research visualizations, experimental animated shorts, and traditional narrative. For details on how to submit, see submission info. Computer Animation Festival submissions are due Wednesday, 4 March 2009.

Production Sessions
Extended presentations highlight the ins and outs and overall effort invested in larger, longer scheduled projects such as motion pictures, feature animation, game production, television effects, and scientific visualization. Production Sessions present several speakers who provide an overview of the entire project, from story to animation, compositing, and digital intermediates. Production sessions are presented by special arrangement. Contact us if you would like to explore the possibilities.

Don't forget that giving presentations about commercial work requires that you have permission from the relevant copyright holders. You should get the appropriate permissions before submitting your work. We recognize that because of the constraints of production and release schedules, it may be difficult to get permission to send materials by the submission deadline, even if you will ultimately have permission to show the work at the conference. In this case, please contact us to discuss what arrangements can be made.

If you have any questions on opportunities for presentations by and for the computer graphics production community at SIGGRAPH 2009, please contact us. And please help spread the word by forwarding this page to colleagues and associates who would be interested in participating in SIGGRAPH 2009.