Cogswell Polytechnical College is pleased to announce that The Offering, the first animated, short film produced under the umbrella of the Project X class, has been selected for screening at the 2nd Annual River Bend Film Festival.
The Offering will screen on April 30 in the Bendix Theater in the Century Center during the 9:30PM Block B program.
The Second Annual River Bend Film Festival will be held Friday, April 30 & Saturday, May 1 at the Century Center, and is sponsored by Mid America Filmmakers and Downtown South Bend. A free kickoff screening will take place Thursday, April 29 at Indiana University South Bend with space provided by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. Over 70 films in a wide variety of genres, cultures and topics from students to industry professionals will be shown throughout the festival weekend.
Founded in 2002, the festival was originally called The Indiana University South Bend Independent Video & Filmmakers Festival and ran for seven years on the college campus, showing hundreds of films during those years. 2009 was the start of our new look and venue as The River Bend Film Festival in the heart of downtown South Bend in the Century Center. The only independent film festival of its kind in Northern Indiana, this festival is open to anyone who makes shorts or features, on video or film, including high school and college students.
Project X is a one-of-a-kind, project-based class – unparalleled in its scope and study as it incorporates every component of animation film production for the big and small screen. This class, under the direction of Animation faculty member and long-time professional animator Michael Huber, is only available at Cogswell. Students 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.