Siggraph Asia 2020 announces the extension of submission dates to August 15

To support the recently announced move online for Siggraph Asia 2020, ACM Siggraph’s annual conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques in Asia, the Siggraph Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival (SACAF 2020) has extended the deadline for submissions to 15 August 2020. Conference dates and more program details will be announced as they become available.

The festival is looking for new, innovative animated content in a host of categories. If your project used a computer for some part of the production, SACAF 2020 wants to see it! Creators from around the world are invited to submit their projects and help showcase the world’s best, most inspiring, entertaining, and cutting-edge computer animation.

“The unique circumstances we face in staying safe while battling the deadly Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated moving the conference, including SACAF 2020, online,” said SACAF 2020 chair and AWN publisher and editor-in-chief Dan Sarto. “But we’re planning to take advantage of this new digital format and share our exciting programs of the best CG animated works with people around the world. We’ve extended the festival submission deadline to 15 August, so now there’s really no excuse for you not to enter!”

An international jury of computer animation experts will judge the best works entered in each category; from that pool of top picks, they will hand out three prestigious 2020 awards: Best Student Project, Jury Special, and Best in Show. In addition, judges will select between 30-40 (or more) best of the best works from across the submission pool, to be curated into the two stars of the festival: the always spectacular Electronic Theater and Animation Theater programs.

Each year, the Electronic Theater and Animation Theater never fails to dazzle and delight conference audiences eager to sit back and enjoy an entertaining and thought-provoking sample of the world’s best CG animation. This year, online audiences will have instant access to both shows, as well as all the festival’s special programming.

“These are tough times for the artist community as we come to terms with the economic impact of the deadly coronavirus Covid-19,” adds SACAF 2020 co-chair and Destiny Logic director and producer Siva Kumar Kasetty. “Let’s stay strong and support each other in whatever possible ways we can. Let’s fuel our resilience and passion to tide us through these tough times.”

Visit the SACAF 2020 webpage for more information, including how to submit, submission rules and requirements, and an FAQ.

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