Submission Deadline: 31 July 2022, AoE

The SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival is now open for submissions! We invite creators from around the world to submit their projects and help us showcase the world’s most innovative and exciting computer animation.

This coming December, the SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival will convene, to celebrate the vibrant, diverse, and inspiring world of computer animation. From short films to scientific visualizations to AI-enhanced deepfakes, this year’s festival promises its most expansive and compelling program ever.

An international jury of top computer animation experts will judge the best works entered in each category; from that pool of top picks, they’ll hand out three prestigious 2022 awards: Best Student Project, Jury Special, and Best in Show. In addition, our 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 screenings.

Each year, the Electronic Theater and Animation Theater never fail 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.

If it’s animated, and a computer was used at some part of its production, we want to see it! Join the festivities and help us honor the best in CG animation -- submit your latest projects in any of the following categories:

  1. Computer Animated Shorts: Includes character animation, narrative works, experimental works, opening sequences, game cinematics, selections and/or montages of animated television series, new-media format.
  2. Animated Feature Films: Selections and/or montages of computer animation created for animated feature films.
  3. Music Videos: Commissioned and/or independent works that use any combination of computer animation, digital effects, and live-action to illustrate, enhance, and/or complement a musical creation.
  4. TV and Web Commercials: Advertisements created entirely or partially with computer animation and/or digital effects. This category also includes promotional spots, broadcast bumpers and graphics, and public service announcements.
  5. Visualizations and Simulations: Computer animations created to explain, analyze, or visualize information for applications including scientific research, architecture, engineering, systems simulations, education, and documentary projects.
  6. Visual Effects for Films and TV Programs: Selections and/or montages of visual effects created for live-action films and/or for television programs.
  7. Real-Time Animation: Game, web, and mobile animations that are rendered in the same amount of time that it takes to play them back. Real-time technology demos are also encouraged! Real-time technology demos should be submitted to Real-Time Live!
  8. Others: Computer Animations that do not fit in any of the above categories.

Make sure you remember that all submissions must be received by 31 July 2022, AoE.

And, make sure to tell your classmates, team members, and colleagues we want to see their work too!

Computer Animation Festival Chair
Dan Sarto
Animation World Network -

Computer Animation Festival Co-Chair
Kaye H. Lee
South Korea

Computer Animation Festival Producer
Siva Kumar Kasetty
Producer, The Monk Studios

Sponsored by:

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How To Submit

Submissions are due on 31 July 2022, 23:59 AoE

  • Log in to the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System
  • Select "Begin a New Submission"
  • Select "Create" for the Computer Animation Festival submission form
  • Follow the online prompts to enter required information. Qualification criteria, submission categories, rules and requirements can be found below

To qualify for the SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival Competition Section, each submission must:

  • Be a complete, finished work
  • Have been completed on or after January 1, 2021
  • Include a significant percentage or inventive use of computer-generated imagery and/or digital production
  • Be uploaded at final resolution at time of entry
  • Be submitted in the most appropriate category (All student works must be entered in the Student Project category to be considered for the 'Best Student Film'. Please check the box 'This animation is student work' on the form)

Please remember: all submissions are due on or before 31 July 2022, 23:59 AoE

General Submission Policies

For more details on SIGGRAPH Asia’s General Submission Policies, please go to SIGGRAPH Asia’s Submission Information page.