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Computer Animation Festival
The Computer Animation Festival is a context. It is a pause, a celebration, a convergence, a reflection, an experiencing of our ideas, methods, media, processes, our trials and tribulations, our evolution, our art, our work, our community.

It is also part of a continuum. This year celebrates computer graphics' past, present, and future by adding to the traditional SIGGRAPH Electronic and Animation Theaters a show of Computer Graphics Film Classics, an In-Between Work challenge, and a Children's Theater.

So...who are we? Show us. Help us to see your ideas, the ideas that form us, ideas on how to see and show the not obvious. Show us what the present boundaries are, how you're using them or getting around them. Tell us what you see and teach us how to look and experience.

What is it that is needed for us to find out, to see, to feel who we are? Show us. Let us show you.

Ines Hardtke
SIGGRAPH 98 Computer Animation Festival


The deadline for Critical Essays was 3 December 1997.

The deadline for Theater and In-Between submissions, and Film Show Classics votes was 1 April 1998.

Computer Animation Festival Submission Form

Materials We Need For Conference Documentation

In order to document your submission in the SIGGRAPH 98 print and electronic publications, we must receive certain materials from you. It is your responsibility to provide material in a timely and orderly manner to SIGGRAPH 98.

Your submission will be documented in the Electronic Art and Animation Catalog. This publication consists of a printed book and an accompanying CD-ROM.

What We Need:

The materials we will need from you to accurately document your submission are:


Digital text which describes your submission as you would like it to appear in print. PLEASE NOTE: What you submit will be printed. For example, do not include your name or contact information if you do not wish it to be printed. This publication is produced on a Power Macintosh; please try to send us text which is compatible with this platform. ASCII text without formatting is best, as the text will be edited and placed in a page layout program.


If you are submitting images over and above those included with your submission, we prefer to receive images as 35mm slides; they provide our best opportunity to accurately reproduce your visual content. Photographic prints and transparencies are acceptable, as are digital images. Polaroid prints are not acceptable except as a last resort.

If digital images are submitted, they should conform to the following guidelines:

at least 300 dpi at 4" by 5"

pixel resolution of at least 1200 by 1500

TIFF or EPS formats, no compression, Macintosh or PC platform

GIF and JPEG are not acceptable formats

Screen captures should be made on as large a display monitor as possible, to ensure acceptable image resolution.

Where To Send It:


Text for your submission should be sent via e-mail to:

Ines Hardtke
SIGGRAPH 98 Computer Animation Festival Chair


Images may be sent by courier or postal service to the following address:

Ines Hardtke
SIGGRAPH 98 Computer Animation Festival Chair
National Film Board of Canada
3155 Côte-de-Liesse Road
Saint-Laurent, Québec H4N 2N4 CANADA

Images may also be uploaded to "" via anonymous FTP to the following URL:

use "anonymous" as the username and your e-mail address as the password

make sure you use "binary" mode to transfer any image files.

label your files clearly and uniquely, using your full name as part of the filename:


notify us that you have uploaded files to this directory at:

Ines Hardtke
SIGGRAPH 98 Computer Animation Festival Chair


Text and images as described above need to be sent on or before 4 May 1998.

NOTE: If you are interested in submitting supplemental material to be documented in the CD-ROM only, (this could include; additional images, multimedia projects, QuickTime or MPEG animations, applications, sounds, source code, etc.), please contact Stephen Spencer at for separate deadlines, and complete instructions toformat and send your supplemental material. Supplemental material is optional, though strongly encouraged.

Further Information

If you have questions regarding this document or your responsibilities as a contributor to the SIGGRAPH 98 conference, please contact:

Ines Hardtke
SIGGRAPH 98 Computer Animation Festival Chair

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