Through an online voting process, readers of Animation Magazine have chosen the second quarterly winner of the World Animation Celebration Online (WAC-O), a web-based festival of animated short films from around the world. Animation Magazine congratulates Vancouver Film School alum Roy Margalit of Vancouver, Canada for getting the most votes for Spiritualized, a 2D comedic tale of one man’s quest for spiritual divinity through trial and error.
Spiritualized is written, directed and animated by Margalit, and produced by Vancouver Film School. The short clocks in at 3:57 and is available for viewing at www.animationmagazine.net/wac/spiritualized.html.
For being the second quarterly winner, Margalit 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 Quadro FX 1100 graphics processing cards. In addition, Spiritualized is eligible to win the year-end Grand Prize (prize yet to be determined).
With today’s addition of nine new films, WAC-O currently features a total of 54 animated shorts. 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. 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.