“Everything” Gameplay Trailer Awarded Jury Prize For Animation At Vienna Shorts Festival

Everything‘s gameplay trailer was awarded the jury prize for animation at the Vienna Shorts Festival, which implies that the 10-minute clip can score a nomination in the animated movies category.

We are not trying to say that gameplay trailer would jockey in the Best Picture Academy Award. However, it owned the potentials to compete for one in the animated short film category as it has won at the Vienna Shorts Festival.

There prospects of creating a considerable record of prestigious awards.

Jury Statement

The “Jury Prize – Animation” goes to a film, which beyond being entertaining has a strong poetic and philosophical theme. It serves a highly educational purpose, including an important political statement, that encourages us to let our egos dissolve and gain a new perspective on the world. The award goes to “Everything,” by David OReilly.

The festival award has likely paved the way for the short trailer to make it to the Oscar. After being awarded by the Vienna film festival, the filmmakers may anticipate seeing the project nominated on the Oscars website.

O’Reilly, a California-based filmmaker from Ireland, created a gameplay footage from Everything, then covered it with the voice of Alan Watts, late British philosopher, writer and speaker known for studying Eastern philosophy, in order to create a simple piece of art that captures gamers’ attention.

Rise Of The Gaming Industry?

Recently, most of the animated films getting Oscar nominations are the creations of Disney. Thus, Everything getting a nomination would prove that the gaming industry is surfacing.

Everything is a game that allows you to play everything. The dub is literal. You can flip-flop around a landscape as a bear, or zoom in deep and be a microorganism. The game was released on March 21 on PS4 and April 21 on PC and Mac.