The Offering Receives Canada International Film Festival Award

CanadaCogswell College is pleased to announce that its short animated film, The Offering, has been chosen to receive the Rising Star Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2010 Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver. The festival takes place from March 19 to 21 at the Stadium Club Theater in the beautiful Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver.

The film was produced under the auspices of Project X, a unique curriculum design that delivers the learning experience based on a professional studio model. Under the direction of Animation faculty member and long-time professional animator, Michael Huber, students take the film from concept to post production. The class is only available at Cogswell College. Students, selected through a portfolio review and interview process, worked tirelessly for three semesters to produce this studio-quality, short film. They were supported by a massive collaborative effort from faculty, staff, visiting artists, industry professionals and alumni.

Although the film will not be one of the 27 films screened publicly at the festival, the judges felt that The Offering was among the very best of the several hundred films submitted from over 30 countries and deserved special recognition.

The Canada International Film Festival has already established itself as one of the top film festivals in Canada. Its goal is to foster the creative interaction amongst independent filmmakers and audiences. Culturally diverse, with a strong independent film community, Vancouver is the ideal city for such a festival and consistently attracts talented filmmakers from around the globe.

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement

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