Publication materials (text and images) due: 19 May 1999.
Final submissions due: >2 June 1999.
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This page contains valuable information for those who have received a letter stating that their work has been accepted into the Electronic Theater or the Computer Animation Animation Theaters for SIGGRAPH 99.  


Contributor Responsibilities
Please remember these important conditions:
1. Your piece must not exceed the time limit stated on your acceptance letter. If we are asking you to edit your piece and you have questions, please
contact us immediately.
2. You must limit on-screen credits to seven seconds.
3. We must receive a final version of your submission by 2 June 1999.
4. We are requesting that all superimposed logos and company identification be removed. By this we mean the logos in the top or bottom corners of the screen visible during the piece, but of no relevance to the piece other than identifying the creator's company.
If you are unwilling or unable to comply with these conditions, please
contact us immediately.
5. Acceptance
Your acceptance package contained the following additional materials:

Acceptance Agreement. Please sign and return this agreement immediately.
Contributor Recognition and Registration Confirmation form. Please fill out and return to the address printed on this form by 2 June 1999. If multiple submissions have been accepted from your organization and these were collaborative efforts, be sure to write a different name on each copy of this form that you receive. This ensures you will receive all the complimentary registrations and materials to which you are entitled.
Final Submission Checklist. Please fill out and return this form with your final submission by 2 June 1999.
If documentation for your piece will appear in the SIGGRAPH 99 Electronic Art and Animation Catalog, you should have received in your acceptance package a confirmation of the text. Indicate any changes and fax the signed confirmation to us immediately.
6. It is the contributor's responsibility to secure any necessary permissions and licenses for visual and audio material contained in entries for the SIGGRAPH 99 Computer Animation Festival. Contributors are encouraged to use original music composed by the producer, a colleague, or friend. If, however, a commercial soundtrack is used, small performing rights licenses must be secured for the public performance of any copyrighted musical composition. Synchronization licenses must be secured for the inclusion of copyrighted musical compositions in film or video presentations. For a nominal fee, the Harry Fox Agency can assist with music licensing arrangements:
The Harry Fox Agency
205 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10017 USA
7. Authors of accepted submissions may submit supplemental material for the Electronic Art & Animation Catalog CD-ROM. Supplemental material -- images, MPEG and QuickTime animations, etc. -- is intended to enhance the presentation of the submission documented in the print publication. Information on preparing and submitting supplemental material is available online.

Donor Recognition
SIGGRAPH 99 believes that it is important to thank corporate donors and to make attendees aware of the donors' support of the conference. All recognition offered by SIGGRAPH 99 is to acknowledge and thank donors and does not serve as reimbursement for support or as a trade for registration or access to the conference or specific programs or events in return for donations.
Organizations that loan equipment or donate cash and/or services to SIGGRAPH 99 or to its contributors, prior to or during the conference, are acknowledged as follows:
The name of the donating organization is printed as acknowledgement in the SIGGRAPH 99 Program and Buyer's Guide and on the donor recognition banner (which is hung prominently in the convention center).
Each donor receives a personalized thank-you letter from SIGGRAPH 99 after the conference.
Standard-sized signs, approved and produced by SIGGRAPH 99, may be displayed on donated equipment to acknowledge the use of equipment, at the discretion of the SIGGRAPH 99 Conference Chair.
Possible acknowledgement on the SIGGRAPH 99 Web site.


All of our deadlines between now and the conference are very tight. Please follow all the instructions on each form carefully to avoid jeopardizing the status of your submission.
You may be contacted by video distributors, curators of animation festivals, and others who are interested in your work. We recommend that you deny exclusive rights to any one group. The granting of such rights may prevent you from distributing and showing your work freely, and may even make it impossible for us to use your entry at SIGGRAPH.
Again, congratulations. We are looking forward to working with you to make the Computer Animation Festival a success!


Brian Blau
SIGGRAPH 99 Computer Animation Festival Chair

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