As a part of the upcoming OMSI Animation Festival, we are extremely excited to be screening the 2018 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show!  This program catches the year’s best computer graphic animation and achievements, sourced worldwide and highly concentrated into the maximum dosage you’re allowed to intake in one evening.  Here’s a preview trailer of the show, with a glimpse of what’s inside.

Larry Bafia at the 2018 SIGGRAPH Convention

SIGGRAPH representative Larry Bafia, a former Portlander currently residing in Vancouver BC, will join us to present this program. In addition to the films included in this year’s traveling showcase, viewers will also see snippets of the latest Technical Papers research and the festival’s VR Theater selections, as well as a “Generations” highlight reel of past Electronic Theater selections. The SIGGRAPH conference was held in Vancouver, B.C. for 2018 and welcomed more than 16,500 global attendees. For 2019, the conference returns to Los Angeles.

Brian Smith

But wait! That’s not all…  tastefully paired will be some local high octane computer graphics, via special guest Brian Smith:  Creative Director at Minimal Massive and SIGGRAPH Vice Chair.  He’ll be up first presenting the making of their most recent cinematic – a trailer for The Phoenix Point Next Life, which dropped just a few days ago and is very much hot off the press!  A Cinema4D masterpiece from our own local masters.

This is all on the docket for Friday / June 21 / 6:30pm at OMSI’s Empirical Theater

Tickets:  $7 ($6 for OMSI members) at the door or online at this link –

Or, consider a festival pass, which allows you to attend any/all of the carefully curated screenings for the extended weekend $19/$16)!  Program listings and pass info:

SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Traveling Show (2018), including presentation by Minimal Massive
As Part of the OMSI Animation Festival
Friday, June 21, 6:30pm (doors at 6)
OMSI Empirical Theater
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214

See you there!