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Call for entries to inaugural CG Overdrive Digital Festival 2006


CG Overdrive 2006 Announces Call For Entries to CG Overdrive Digital Festival

Inaugural festival will be a showcase of the world¡¯s best CG animation and digital art!
Overdrive 2006 announces its Call For Entries to the inaugural CG Overdrive Digital Festival, to be held in conjunction with the CG Overdrive Conference and Festival in Singapore at the Singapore Expo from 14 ¨C 16 July 2006 (Friday - Sunday).
The international digital festival recognizes the best works in two categories - Computer Animation and Digital Art - and invites animators, computer artists, digital filmmakers, graphic designers, professional studios and students from all over the world to submit their works for short-listing.
¡°This is an exceptional opportunity to show your computer animation and digital artwork to CG industry¡¯s biggest names to gain international recognition, not forgetting the immense exposure to thousands of delegates coming from all over the world,¡± exclaimed Sen Lai, one of the judges for CG Overdrive Digital Festival.
The best takes all, as not only will the handpicked computer animation short films be screened alongside some of the greatest works from Polygon Pictures at CG Overdrive, they will also stand a chance to be showcased on (
Outstanding digital artworks will be compiled into a limited edition postcard collection. Short-listed participants will receive a CG Excellence Trophy and a Certificate of CG Excellence endorsed by the celebrity judges.
Participants can submit entries through 27 May 2006 with the finalists contacted by 1 July 2006. For additional information about the CG Overdrive Digital Festival, visit:
Panel of judges

Mr Shuzo John Shiota [President, Polygon Pictures]

Prix Ars Electronica jury in 2003 - 2005, SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival jury in 2004 & 2005.

Andrew Gordon [Animator, Pixar Animation Studio]

Awarded "Outstanding Character Animation in an Animated Motion Picture" from the Visual Effects Society. Credits: Finding Nemo, Monsters, inc and The Incredibles.

Ikuo Nishii [Technical Supervisor, Robot Communications]

Animator and CGI Supervisor. Credits: Final Fantasy 8 [Square Enix], Star Ocean [Square Enix], Xenosaga Eps III and Onimusha 3 Cinematics.

Robert Chang [Digital Artist, Ethereality]

International Award Winning Digital Artist and Advisory board for EXPOS¨¦ 1.

Sen Lai [Media Education Director, 3dsense Media School]

Media Education Director, 3dsense Media School

About CG Overdrive
CG Overdrive 2006, slated to be Asia¡¯s largest computer graphics and animation conference and festival will hold its inaugural event in Singapore at the Singapore Expo from 14 ¨C 16 July 2006 (Friday - Sunday).
A conduit for the constellation of the finest 3D digital artists from Hollywood and Asia, it is an initiative to raise the quality standards and profile of Asian¡¯s Digital Animation and Computer Graphics industry.
The event will serve as a catalyst to attract more talents into the industry and to raise the level of awareness of CG and digital media art in Asia.
The event is initiated by 3dsense Media School, the leading Media Institution in Asia known for its professional training in Digital Animation and Interactive Visual Arts and will be an annual show anchored in Singapore beginning in the Year 2006.
CG Overdrive 2006 consists of:
Conference (ticketed event) -

Knowledge Workshop

Artists Workshop

Recruitment Overdrive

The Festival (free admission) -


Digital Art Gallery

Digital Films Screening

Software Clinic

Recruitment Talks

Singapore CG Village

Ticketing Information
Early Bird Discount (Before 1 May 2006)

3-Day Full Conference S$ 299

Student Package S$ 249

Ticket Price (GST included)

3-Day Full Conference S$ 349

Student Package S$ 299

For more information on CG Overdrive 2006, log on to
Visual Communication Order Pte Ltd, the events arm of 3dsense Media School. For more information, visit
Supported by:
CG Overdrive 2006 is supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

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