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 AniMazing Spotlight Animation Shorts Festival. The festival takes place from September 4 to 5, 2010.
AniMazing Spotlight is a unique competition for animated shorts featuring an international panel of animation experts who review the shorts and select award winners. The Offering has been nominated for Best Achievement in Overall Design.
The Festival includes over a dozen entertaining and inspiring programs including workshops lead by Teddy Newton who shares his work on Pixar’s Day & Night, a presentation by the UCLA Film Archive of the work of computer animation pioneer Robert Abel, Fred Crippen shares some of his favorite films & stories, Tom Sito speaks on Animation & Politics: the Blacklist, the Mafia and Beyond and Women in Animation moves us from shorts to dollars as Kim Adelman tells us how to market our animated shorts.
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.
-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement