SIGGRAPH Highlights

SIGGRAPH is without doubt one of the most important gathering points for the international digerati. Whether it is short films, ads, software demo reels, trailers or music videos, SIGGRAPH exists to bring the finest digital animators and their work together. This year, we bring the very best works from SIGGRAPH Asia and the 'mainland' USA SIGGRAPH (held in New Orleans) to the big screen.
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Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (18+)
Vestige
Florian Witzel
SIGGRAPH Trailer
Country: United States
Runtime: 1:08
Year: 2009
La Main des Maitres
Clement Delatre, Adrien Toupet, Looky
Channelling Steampunk, this film captures the glorious chaos of an urban battlefield.
Country: France
Runtime: 4:04
Year: 2009
Daydreamer
Roland Womack
Just about every boy has had to contend with a scary monster at some stage - but this takes it to a whole new level.
Country: United States
Runtime: 1:58
Year: 2009
Taming The Cat
Jeonghee Kim
Mega, hi-tech, fighting transformer joins forces with squishy toy mouse on a string to take the battle to the cat.
Country: South Africa
Runtime: 1:29
Year: 2009
Roll'n Rock
Nico Cassavecchia
101 different ways to take a serious bruising on the way to a gig.
Country: Spain
Runtime: 1:39
Year: 2009
As One
Makoto Yabuki
An ambient collection of connections; an elaborate dance of the lines that link everything to everything else.
Country: Japan
Runtime: 2:43
Year: 2009
LRO Scouts For Safe Landing Sites
Helen-Nicole Kostis
A digital creation of the work done by NASA's "Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter" as it searches the surface of the moon looking for safe landing sites for the next manned mission.
Country: United States
Runtime: 2:50
Year: 2009
Lilium Urbanus
Anca Risca, Jogi Tsuruga
A startling digital visualisation of a giant urban space emerging from the ground as a giant lily.
Country: United States
Runtime: 1:37
Year: 2009
Tezcatlipoca
Robin George
Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' provides the inspiration for recreating the journey of a mythical Aztec god which arrives on an ancient sun-drenched, molten earth in the form of a graceful jaguar.
Country: United States
Runtime: 3:14
Year: 2009
Alma
Rodrigo Blaas
Things are a VERY long way from OK in this doll shop, which has a way of absorbing little girls that linger too long at the window.
Country: United States
Runtime: 5:19
Year: 2009
Friends?
Sveinbjorn Tryggvason
Don't make the legless, red box angry - he might be looking for a friend but he eats cities!
Country: Iceland
Runtime: 1:46
Year: 2009
Cherries
Cisma
A million and one cherries all working in perfect harmony.
Country: Spain
Runtime: 0:30
Year: 2009
Unplan The Moment
Toni Costa, Kal Karman
An uber-elegant, fluid dance par excellence! Freixenet anyone?
Country: Spain
Runtime: 0:41
Year: 2009
Gorilla
Lucas Elliot
A colony of flying cursors create a 600lb gorilla to drive home the message about pandas.
Country: Spain
Runtime: 0:41
Year: 2009
Noble Centre
Deng Bohong
Going where only digital animation can go - the beyond-intricate DNA of a vast new building appears, grows and builds itself ever skyward before our very eyes.
Country: China
Runtime: 5:10
Year: 2009
Second Souffle
Maxime Causeret
A thought-provoking pastiche of visual ideas of what might become of us when our time here has ebbed and then ended for all time.
Country: France
Runtime: 1:50
Year: 2009
Cinetique
Maxime Causeret
A lavish, visual dissertation exploring the infinite complexities of simple movement through multiple planes of space and imagination.
Country: France
Runtime: 2:05
Year: 2009
Silhouettes Of Jazz
Martin-Sebastien Senn
A jazz-history lesson using a plethora of inanimate digital sculptures.
Country: Switzerland
Runtime: 3:41
Year: 2009
Pigeon: Impossible
Lucas Martell
No pigeon should be given this kind of firepower. Only a half-eaten bagel can save the world now.
Country: United States
Runtime: 6:11
Year: 2009
Steel Life
Mathieu Gerard
Meta-digitale. A supremely graceful ballet using the visual language of special effects as its theme.
Country: France
Runtime: 5:44
Year: 2009
Barclaycard "Waterslide"
Peter Thwaites
Believe it! Glide home - the ultimate commute.
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 1:30
Year: 2009
Future Psychoanalysis
Maribel Martinez Galindo
Transmitting images mind to mind. The ultimate mind meld? A future cure for blindness?
Country: Mexico
Runtime: 1:30
Year: 2009
House Of Numbers: Anatomy Of An Epidemic - HIV Replication Sequences
Brent Leung
Scientific medical documentary footage depicting cell replication of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Country: United States
Runtime: 1:33
Year: 2009
Hydrodynamic Butterflies
Yoichiro Kawaguchi
A million million crystals swarm together to form butterfly robots, which will be sent out to explore the farthest reaches of Mars.
Country: Japan
Runtime: 1:41
Year: 2009
Project: Alpha
Salavdor Simo Busom
Even space monkeys can only withstand so much temptation. One monkey's story of reaching for the stars and crashing to earth.
Country: Denmark
Runtime: 6:37
Year: 2009