What we're about

We are the Vancouver Chapter of the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics of the ACM. We are a non-profit scientific and professional society serving researchers, professionals and artists in the greater Vancouver area who are involved in the fields of computer graphics and interactive techniques. This includes 2D and 3D graphics, multimedia, visualization and simulation, as well as video games and virtual reality. SIGGRAPH Professional Chapters form a global network within the SIGGRAPH community, each providing a geographically localized focus of activities and exchanges, and all contributing to the enthusiasm, creative energy and high standards of the SIGGRAPH annual conference. The people and the organizations in the greater Vancouver area who are involved in these fields form a unique and exciting community, both in terms of technology and of culture. Our goal is to strengthen this community by providing frequent opportunities for both formal and informal communication among its members.

Upcoming events (5)


Online event

For the first time ever, the SPARK ANIMATION FESTIVAL is going online! Available worldwide from 29 October to 8 November, the festival features over 150 films, production sessions, aniversary celebratations, and filmmaker Q&As! All content streaming via website, app or casting! The Festival Pass is only $25 (plus taxes & fees) and provides access to all of the festival programming. Individual tickets are also available. Full line-up and ticket information at https://sparkanimation.eventive.org/welcome Enjoy the festival!

Storytelling from Home: Directing a Short Film from the Coffee Table

SPARK ANIMATION & WIA Vancouver: D&I Summit Writer/Director Cinzia Angelini created a virtual studio and led a creative team of over 350 artists from 35 countries during production of her short film Mila. In light of our ‘new normal’ Cinzia’s experience can shine a light onto a new way of working. In conversation with Kirsten Newlands, Cinzia will share her experiences of directing from the ‘coffee table.’ This is a FREE event. Reserve your spot now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u4d1hNesSBS9KAsP-mpHIA

Leadership in 2020 with Jennifer McCarron

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SPARK ANIMATION & WIA Vancouver: D&I Summit What does it mean to be a leader in 2020? How does a leader navigate through a pandemic while ensuring the culture of the studio stays in the forefront all the while incorporating important Diversity & Inclusion practices and opportunities? Atomic Cartoons CEO, Jenn McCarron discusses how she does it, the approach, the challenges and the victories. This is a FREE event. Reserve your spot now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PNdCLBYmQzuuCyRLU5zZGQ

The Average Bi-Gendered, Half-Asian Gamer

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SPARK ANIMATION & WIA Vancouver: D&I Summit The world has 2.7B gamers. Statistically, the gaming population is nearly half female; slightly more than half are Asian. But the people making those games don’t reflect that audience...yet. Let’s talk about the growing number of diverse developers finding their voice and shaping the future of gaming. This is a FREE event. Reserve your spot now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hPNN5SpvRIuAgoNPZtu7ng

Past events (102)

The VFX Journey of "Warrior Nun"

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