The 38th International Conference And Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques


Submission Deadline

Friday, 18 February
22:00 UTC/GMT

SIGGRAPH Dailies! brought to you by Dreamworks Animation.

What is SIGGRAPH Dailies?

Whereas most SIGGRAPH content is focused on new techniques for creating images, SIGGRAPH Dailies! is focused on the imagery itself and the stories of the artists who created it.

The program debuted last year at SIGGRAPH 2010 in Los Angeles, to rave reviews. Here is an excerpt from the review in Animation World Network:


"Three cheers for the new SIGGRAPH Dailies The premise sounds so simple: give artists, animators and computer graphics professionals an opportunity to showcase their own work, usually part of a larger project. They have 90 seconds.

"One after another, rapid fire, the presenters showed their clips while briefly describing the scope of their work. Some were unintelligible, some were hilarious. But they all resonated with one thing: they shone a light, ever so briefly, on the mostly anonymous and unappreciated work done by any one of the thousands of names that scroll by at warp speed at the end of a feature film. Or the work done by grad students locked in the basement of some dark and distant research lab."


SIGGRAPH Dailies Wants You!

SIGGRAPH 2011 invites you to submit a short (60-90 seconds) sequence showing recent work. It could be professional, personal, student work, or anything. The work might be:

  • For film: A turnaround of a model or shader
  • For film: A final animation, FX, or lighting shot
  • For games: A game character or level design
  • For games: A killer cinematic
  • For visualization: Elucidating a biological or physical process
  • For visualization: Turning numerical data into visuals

But anything is welcome, as long as it's great. The only criteria are mind-blowing excellence and interesting backstory:


We want the best thing you've done all year. Never mind whether it has the latest, greatest algorithm or will redefine techniques for future work. Ask only: will it blow your peers away?


Did you re-tailor the wedding dress 51 times? Did you pull three consecutive all-nighters with a production assistant hovering over you? Did you throw out the design packet and do what you thought was best?

SIGGRAPH Dailies! is a presentation format. You will need to get on stage for approximately two minutes and talk about your work. So pick the best thing you've done all year, and submit!

Examples from SIGGRAPH Dailies! 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

Log in to the SIGGRAPH Information System, select "Begin a New Submission", and then select "create" for the SIGGRAPH Dailies! submission form. You will be asked for:

  • Basic information about your submission (page 1)
  • Permissions (page 2)
  • A presentation format (page 3). To submit to SIGGRAPH Dailies!, please select SIGGRAPH Dailies! as your presentation format.

You will then be taken to the forms specific to this presentation format. Please see below for more information about required information and materials for this presentation format.

Your submission must include the following materials and information:

  • Basic submission information, including speaker names, affiliations, and contact information, as well as title of your work, and a single-sentence summary (50 words or fewer).
  • Statement of permissions to use the submitted materials.
  • Submission categories and keywords to help ensure your submission is reviewed and juried appropriately.
  • One "representative image" suitable for use in the conference web site and promotional materials. See Representative Image Guidelines.
  • Your presentation backstory, submitted as a PDF. This is what you will read onstage. It is what we’ll read for jurying.
  • A low-res version (for convenience in jurying) of your presentation video, which must be in this format: QuickTime, H264 encoded, 640 x 360p, up to 90 seconds, no sound. Upon acceptance you will need to submit a hi-res version (1280 x 720p).

All submitters must complete the Submission and Authorization Agreement (formerly the Acceptance Agreement) before the submission deadline. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed or accepted.

Educator’s Resources Submission option. Those submitting content to a SIGGRAPH conference have the option of donating materials of educational value to ACM SIGGRAPH online resources for the benefit of the education community. Learn more

For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files.

For additional submission information, please see Frequently Asked Questions.

Jurors are looking for craft and excellence in computer graphics, and an interesting backstory (an impossible deadline, a late-night inspiration, an artistic argument, an unexpected romance, etc.)

You will be notified of acceptance or rejection of your submission during the week of 20 April 2010.

If accepted, you will be able to update your basic submission information and any final materials so that it can be included in the conference program and web site. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after acceptance, around 3 May 2011. Please be prepared to deliver your final versions of your information and materials on or before that date.

Additionally, you will need to upload a final presentation video by the 3 May 2011 deadline. The format must be QuickTime, H264 encoded, 1280 x 720p, up to 90 seconds, no sound.

Note: this is a presentation format, so you must attend to present. Registration and travel costs are at your own expense, except for the contributor of record, who will receive recognition as specified in the SIGGRAPH 2011 Recognition Policy.

18 February 2011 Deadline for all SIGGRAPH Dailies Submission forms and upload of materials.
Submission and Authorization forms due.

19 February - 25 March Assignment and online review of all SIGGRAPH Dailies submissions.

17-20 March Jury meeting for all SIGGRAPH Dailies submissions

30 March - 13 April Final selection and scheduling for General Submissions.

14-15 April Acceptance and scheduling information or rejection notices are sent to all General Submissions submitters.

3 May Deadline for changes to materials for publication, including short and long descriptions, backstory, and images. Deadline for Presentation Video

7-11 August SIGGRAPH 2011, Vancouver