First WAC-O Winner Chosen! New Films Posted!

Through an online voting process, readers of Animation Magazine have chosen the first quarterly winner of the World Animation Celebration Online (WAC-O), a web-based festival of extraordinary animated short films from around the world. Animation Magazine congratulates Marco Nguyen, Pierre Perifel, Xavier Ramon’de, Olivier Staphylas and R’mi Zaarour for racking up the most votes for Le Building, their traditionally animated comic romp produced at Gobelins School in France.

In the outrageously funny Le Building, an old woman tries to get her neighbor to stop singing so loud in the shower, but sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to bring down her whole apartment complex. The film is currently available for viewing at www.animationmagazine.net/wac.

For being the first quarterly winner, the team behind Le Building will receive a Mirage Studio PRO 2D animation software package from Bauhaus Software, Autodesk’s Cleaner 6.5 desktop video solution and one of NVIDIA’s latest Quadro graphics processing cards. In addition, Le Building is eligible to win the year-end Grand Prize (prize yet to be determined).

‘Bauhaus Software is proud to sponsor another great World Animation

Celebration, and we know that the winners are going to love their copies of Mirage Studio PRO,’ says Bauhaus president Paul Ford. ‘Animation Magazine has hit it out of the park once again by bringing these up-and-coming, world-class

animators to the attention of the animation community at large. All of us at Bauhaus Software are looking forward to seeing a lot more from these artists in the future.’

WAC-O currently features a total of 45 animated shorts, including nine brand-new entries recently posted. Entries represent a wide range of animation techniques including CG, hand-drawn, Flash and stop-motion, and vary in genre from comedy, drama, science-fiction, horror and fantasy. New films are added each month and are immediately subject to voting. Festival visitors can view all films and vote for their favorites at www.animationmagazine.net/wac. Film submissions are received on a rolling basis. Submission forms and additional information can also be found at www.animationmagazine.net/wac.