Do animation festivals reward the right work?

Every month there seems to be another animation festival, and every month the same few films seem to get dozens more nominations and awards. But how do they selected for such events – and is the right kind of work really being rewarded?

One of the biggest and most influential festival is the Computer Animation Festival at Siggraph, the annual gathering of global CG and VFX artists. We spoke with some of those whose work was selected this year to find out more...

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.