SIGGRAPH ASIA 2008 Highlights

AIAF Co-Director, Malcolm Turner, sat on the SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Jury which gave him the chance to sift through more than 1000 pieces of the world's best digital animation. In a specially curated selection of works drawn directly from this experience, Turner brings us a program that showcases the best of SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 as well as some of the overlooked gems that alluded the jury consensus.
Featured in AIAF2009
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (18+)
E.T.A.
Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen
The only thing that makes long intergalactic journeys bearable is the lovely flight attendants.
Country: Denmark
Runtime: 4:20
Year: 2008
Still Life
Maya Segal
A digital recreation and re-imagining of the form and shape of books and paper.
Country: United States
Runtime: 2:50
Year: 2008
Re:Animation
Juan Leon
A veritable, super detailed line-drawn visual avalanche.
Country: United States
Runtime: 0:59
Year: 2008
Harmonix: 'Rockband'
Pete Candeland
Touring with a rock band is definitely not for the faint hearted.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 1:34
Year: 2008
Wizard of OS: The Fish Incident
Tom Jantol
The animated abstract diary entries of a surrealist artist.
Country: Croatia
Runtime: 4:31
Year: 2008
Orangina 'Natrually Juicy'
Fred & Farid
A deer and a lion join forces in the quest for refreshment.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 0:00
Year: 2008
Liquidator
Johannes Schmid
An eye-popping demo of some sophisticated fluid animating software.
Country: Switzerland
Runtime: 2:39
Year: 2008
Miniascape Mix
Tomonori Hayase
A lightspeed photo collage rendition and re-engineering of a stark urban environment.
Country: Japan
Runtime: 3:42
Year: 2008
Outer Planet
Lee Seung Wook
Despite the persistence of the rest of the solar system, one planet remains obstinately outer,
Country: South Africa
Runtime: 5:18
Year: 2008
Kudan
Taku Kimura
An uncommunicative man is transformed into a cow-bodied monster and learns his lesson.
Country: Japan
Runtime: 9:30
Year: 2008
Confine(s)
Makoto Yabuki
A film that pushes an animated imagination right through the speed barrier.
Country: Japan
Runtime: 2:40
Year: 2008
Angkor Ruins - The Bayon Temple And Its Faces
Masaaki Sakata
A 3D simulated rebuilding of a lost Asian temple.
Country: Japan
Runtime: 4:34
Year: 2008
Fly Out Blue
Jack Shih
An Esheresque, absorbing 3D film capturing the freedom of flight.
Country: Taiwan
Runtime: 12:43
Year: 2008
This Way Up
Smith & Foulkes
There's a right and a wrong way to deal with the soon-to-be-buried. And then there's the way these two accident prone undertakers go about it....
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 8:38
Year: 2008