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BigDigit and Computer Graphics World Partner to Present the First “World’s Smallest Animation Festival” at SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition

BigDigit and Computer Graphics World Partner to Present the First “World’s Smallest Animation Festival” at SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2004

BigDigit, Inc., a pioneer and worldwide leader in made-for-mobile content distribution for the mobile phone market will present its first “World’s Smallest Animation Festival” next month at the 2004 SIGGRAPH conference here, August 8-10, in collaboration with Computer Graphics World magazine.

The “World’s Smallest Animation Festival” (WSAF) will feature entries from some of the leading animators and filmmakers in the industry, who have created cutting-edge content designed for presentation on mobile phones and other wireless-enabled mobile devices. Judges representing the technology, entertainment and publishing industries will select finalists and winners in the competition, and prizes will be awarded for those entries judged to be the best in mobile animation. Prizes have been donated by sponsor companies, which include Motorola, Inc. (, NVIDIA (, and mFlix (

During SIGGRAPH 2004, finalists in the animation contest will be shown on wide-screen plasma displays, and will be available for viewing on mobile devices at the Computer Graphics World booth (#1455). On Thursday August 12, the winner of the contest will be announced at the booth. In addition to winning valuable prizes, the winning entry will also be featured in the library which is available for license by mobile phone operators and device makers, and soon on the mFlix mobile content channel.

“Last year, when we first reported on’s push into this arena, we could tell this would create a new path for many artists,” said Computer Graphics World Chief Editor Phil LoPiccolo, who is one of the judges in the WSAF competition. “Since that time, BigDigit has signed operator deals and is expected to have launched their mobile channel mFlix by the time the WSAF is held at SIGGRAPH. Considering this, and with the near-term potential of more than a billion handset users, the opportunity for creative work to reach this audience is tremendous.”

About BigDigit, Inc.

Founded in 2002 BigDigit, Inc. is the producer of ‘The World's Smallest’ mobile multimedia festivals, which are recognized as the definitive competitive showcases of digital video, graphic, and TV content for the newest generation of mobile phones. Recent WSFF events have been held in conjunction with major mobile technology and film festivals worldwide. In fact, ’The World’s Smallest Film Festival – London’ will take place in September 2004 in association with the Mobile Commerce World conference and exhibition. BigDigit also hosts a variety of panel presentations on mobile media at various short film festivals worldwide, including the Aspen ShortsFest and The WorldWide Short Film Festival in Toronto. BigDigit’s mobile content libraries, as well information on events and submitting content are available at the company’s web site

About Computer Graphics World

Presenting innovation in digital media has been the standard for Computer Graphics World for over 25 years. As the leading monthly publication for digital content professionals, Computer Graphics World reports on the latest news, technology and products shaping our industry. As the best read magazine with SIGGRAPH attendees for over 15 years, Computer Graphics World remains one of the most respected names in computer graphics. For news, opinion, resources archived webcast events and free subscriptions, visit Computer Graphics World is part of the PennWell family of publications. Founded in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified media company providing print and online publications, conferences and exhibitions, research, databases, internet-based services and other information products to strategic global markets, including electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, communications, lasers, optoelectronics, computer graphics, information technology, oil and gas, electric power, fire services, dental, and water and wastewater.

For further information please Contact:

Beau Buck

BigDigit, Inc.



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