Siggraph animation contest deadline extended


MUMBAI: The deadline for entry to the Siggraph 2007 FJORG, a new international computer graphics animation competition sponsored by DreamWorks Animation, has been extended to 21 May 2007.

The competition will be held at Siggraph 2007, the 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques to be held between 5 and 9 August 2007 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA.

Judges from Sony, ILM, Pixar, and DreamWorks will select the final winning entry. Prizes will be awarded from top hardware and software companies, and studios are contributing ‘opportunity’ prizes in the form of lunches and meetings with star animators and directors.

Multiple three-member teams will be selected to compete in FJORG! for an intense, 32-hour competition held before a live audience. Each team will be challenged to create a character-driven animated sequence (of at least 15 seconds in length) based on a specific theme provided by the judges.

Interested participants can now submit demo reels on the Siggraph 2007 web site at until 21 May 2007. Submissions must be made by three-person teams and are limited to one submission per team. Individuals are not permitted to submit with multiple teams. There is a $US 30 fee for uploading a demo reel. Accepted file formats and submission specifics are outlined in the FJORG! Official Rules.