At the 53rd Edinburgh International Film Festival, which ran August 15-29,The 10th Post Office McLaren Award for the Best British Animation was wonby Tim Hope for THE WOLFMAN. The award is named in honor of the greatScottish experimental animator, Norman McLaren. The competition was judgedby a panel of six previous winners of the McLaren Award, including GedHaney, Phil Mulloy, Tim Webb and Sue MacLoughlin. Animation Director BobGodfrey accepted the award and a check on behalf of the winner from theChair of the Panel, David Anderson. Other films in competition were ChannelFour's BEELINES by Rachel Bevan Baker, NIGHTLIFE from Edinburgh College ofArt Post-Grad Anwyn Beier, PLEASURES OF WAR by Ruth Lingford and anoutstanding selection of films from the National Film & Television School,Royal College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. Bob Godfrey was inEdinburgh promoting THE MANY DEATHS OF NORMAN SPITTAL, a series of 150short animated gags about a guy who is put to death in various bizarre andingenious ways by assorted weirdoes. You can check them out atwww.jbanx.com.