The screenings of winners of the 24th CG Anime Contest will be held on Oct. 27 at the Kyoto Computer Gakuin school in Kyoto to coincide with the CG Animation Cup international competition, it has been announced.
Entries for the CG Anime Contest are now being accepted through July 31.
The long-established CG Anime Contest has been hosted by Osaka-based Project Team DoGa, an organization set up to promote personal animation works, since 1989. It has produced a number of professional artists. They include Makoto Shinkai, Romanov Higa and Yasuhiro Yoshiura.
Winners are usually announced on the day of the screenings. But this year, the announcements will be made on Sept. 22 at the Miyakomesse complex in Kyoto as part of the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2012 to be held Sept. 21-23.
The CG Animation Cup competition has been concurrently held with the CG Anime Contest since the 20th installment of the contest. The event shows five Japanese anime works selected from the winners of the CG Anime Contest and five foreign-made animation works in a style similar to a one-on-one elimination match.
In the previous installments except for the first one, Japanese animated works were pitted against their counterparts from France. But this year, the Japanese team will compete with the EU and Taiwanese teams.
The EU team will include graduation projects produced by students at the Animation Workshop in Denmark and animated works created under the Open Workshop program offered by the animation school.
From Taiwan, animated projects recommended by the Taipei Computer Association and other entities will compete.
The two events will also be available for viewing over the Internet this year on YouTube and the Nico Nico Live live-streaming website.
The online audience can get to vote for their favorite works through the Google+ social networking service by clicking the "+1 button." The service will interact with a system that can measure the sound levels of applause from the audience at the venue.
In addition, the Nico Nico Live will stream shows related to the CG Anime Contest on Saturdays during the one month period prior to the screening event to showcase previous winners of the contest.
For more information, visit (http://cganime.jp/).
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