Cosmos Laundromat (And another cloud short, Glass Half) were selected for the prestigious Electronic Theater of the 2016 SIGGRAPH Conference in Anaheim. We were very happy to then recieve the news that the Jury awarded us with a special price: the Jury’s Choice! Read the jury report:
You are this years SIGGRAPH 2016 Computer Animation Festival Jury’s Choice which is a very special award provided by the jury each year to highlight a piece that has transcended art, and technical achievement.
Cosmos Laundromat was considered to be one of the most important pieces in this years show by the Jury. The gritty subject matter, and storytelling sucked them in and beautiful style and technical elements kept them watching.
In addition to its strength as a piece, the back story that this is created by a .org, and done so to help build tools to put them into the hands of new content creators who maybe can’t afford commercial tools wasn’t lost on the jury. Our jury consisted of eight senior industry practitioners and educators and the entire story of Cosmos Laundromat is the reason it deserved special recognition in this way.