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Cogswell College to Host SIGGRAPH 2014’s Computer Animation Festival

September 3, 2014 | By

LR-1 Computer Animation FestivalSunnyvale, Calif.-based Cogswell College has partnered with Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH to present the U.S. premiere of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10 at the school’s Dragon’s Den Theater. The two-hour showcase will present dozens of the best computer animated films culled from around the world.

Only the top 30 pieces of work, from more than 500 submitted, made it into this year’s Computer Animation Festival. Submissions came from movie studios, schools, commercial studios, game studios, independent producers, students and other organizations.

Cogswell’s Dean Jerome Solomon and Karl Anderson, chair of Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH, will co-host the presentation. Solomon was also the key volunteer in creating the festival itself as the director of the Computer Animation Festival.

LR-2 Computer Animation Festival“It’s a great pleasure to collaborate with Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH,” said Solomon. “In partnership with them, Cogswell College will have the unique opportunity to open our doors to our students and the community by showcasing the best computer graphics in the world.”

“The Computer Animation Festival from SIGGRAPH 2014 presents the top computer graphics from around the world, all in one place at one time, for everyone to enjoy,” said Anderson. “Having the U.S. premiere of the festival at Cogswell College following the show in Vancouver will help us reach additional members of the next generation of digital artists, animators, designers and developers.”

The festival presents submissions from eight categories: computer animation shorts, games, animated feature films, visual effects for live-action feature films, real-time graphics, student projects, TV/web commercials, animation, visual effects and music videos, and visualizations and simulations.

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the festival have been nominated for, or have received, a best animated short academy award.

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