SIGGRAPH Wrap Up

SIGGRAPH needs no introduction to the AIAF audience. Each August it becomes the very centre of the universe for those interested in all forms of digital art and the technologies behind the creative digital culture we are immersed in. And here is our annual survey of the best films that came out of SIGGRAPH 2010.
Featured in AIAF2011
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (15+)
Cours Toujour
Elise Garcette, Olivier Barre
Some pretty fancy high-speed scooter work and a screeching flock of crazy birds provide the momentum for this wild ride.
Country: France
Runtime: 1:48
Year: 2010
Nuit Blanche
Arev Manoukian
A fleeting moment between two strangers, revealing their brief connection in a hyper-real fantasy.
Country: Canada
Runtime: 4:39
Year: 2009
Get Out
ESMA Montpellier
Gary has, as they say, 'issues'. He may, or may not, be living in a beautiful, beautiful aquarium but it looks like he'll never see the outside because he has an all-consuming phobia of doors. Lucky he has a really good doctor.
Country: France
Runtime: 7:46
Year: 2009
White Drawing
WITT
An intricately crafted, ghostly and stark rendition of a gradually collapsing countryside.
Country: France
Runtime: 5:34
Year: 2010
Flyman
Shu-Wei Chang
A deep reservoir of crazy-brave courage and a working knowledge of steam-powered ornithopter engineering is not always enough to keep one safe in the dangerous skies.
Country: Taiwan
Runtime: 2:52
Year: 2009
Suiren
Tomoya Kimpara
The ocean is a symbol of life where seeds are born with purpose for their lives. So what if it's a machine?
Country: Japan
Runtime: 3:04
Year: 2010
The Wonder Hospital
Boemsik Shimbe Shim
An intensely intriguing journey through a mysterious hospital that specialises in altering the perception of physical beauty.
Country: United States
Runtime: 11:33
Year: 2010
The Sandpit
Sam O'Hare
An extraordinary act of 're-animation' using more than 35,000 individual photos to re-imagine everyday New York street scenes as something akin to a model train set.
Country: United States
Runtime: 4:59
Year: 2010
Mobile
Verena Fels
A lonely cow decides to make friends with some sheep, a dog, a couple of chickens, a pig and a budgie on the other side of the room. There's just one little problem ...
Country: Germany
Runtime: 6:20
Year: 2010
Mem
Ilija Brunck, Jan Bitzer, Csaba Letay
A transfixing glide through a world on the other side of the magnifying looking-glass.
Country: Germany
Runtime: 1:48
Year: 2010
Amazonia
Sam Chen
The dangers of the jungle floor are not all that they seem to be when the lights come up and the applause begins.
Country: United States
Runtime: 5:56
Year: 2010
Un Tour De Manege
Nicolas Athane, Brice Chevillard, Alexis Liddell, Francoise Losito, Mai Nguyen
All pastel hues and soft focus. A very magic roundabout safely transports a family across some dangerous divides.
Country: France
Runtime: 3:40
Year: 2009
Animation History of Poland
Tomasz Baginski
A millennium tour of Polish history. A visceral 3D visual history of Poland's wars, rulers, triumphs, disasters and ever-changing landscape.
Country: Poland
Runtime: 8:50
Year: 2009
Loom
Ilija Brunck, Jan Bitzer, Csaba Letay
Astounding! An up-close visualisation of the battle-royale between spider and prey as life and death plays out on the strands of a web.
Country: Germany
Runtime: 5:27
Year: 2010