January 20, 2004 The Society for Arts and
Technology [SAT] and its partners, Montreal
ACM SIGGRAPH and Vidéographe, are proud to
invite you to the debut edition of ANIMA 04.
scheduled for Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March
invitation is extended to all animators, be they students,
independent artists or industry employees. Through
this event, SAT and its partners aim to showcase Canadian
talent in computer animation and encourage bridging
with other disciplines that have been spawned by the
04 will serve as an exclusive showcase for
the artistic quality and technological advances in computer
animation in Canada. The widespread use of tools and
equipment for animation production and the growing interest
in animation have triggered an upsurge in original creations
resulting from individual, private and public initiatives.
Regrettably, until now no gatherings have highlighted
the vitality of this sector and recognized the artists
behind these works. SAT initiated ANIMA
04 to create an annual meeting place for this
community. The event will culminate in the awarding
of ANIM_ALL prizes at a gala evening.
program includes projections of animation works
from across Canada selected by the ANIMA 04
jury, the workshop Acting
for Animators by
Ed Hooks; the round table All
about animation with René Morel
Luc Otter and other renowned participants;
a multimedia performance
with the music of the composer Érik Satie;
a presentation of SIGGRAPH’s Electronic Theater
2003, in special collaboration with Montreal
ACM SIGGRAPH ; an exhibition of virtual network
space entitled Virtual World of Art,
a project by Thomas Soetens and Kora
Van den Bulcke of Workspace-Unlimited.
On Saturday evening, MIX_City
will be animated by the collectif SAT[mix-sessions],
which will screen real time animated works on site and
live on the Internet.
has hosted the monthly conferences of Montreal
ACM SIGGRAPH since its inception in 2001.