Great Lakes International Film Festival to Screen The Offering

GreatLakesCogswell 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 9th Annual Great Lakes International Film Festival. Considered among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, The 2010 Great Lakes Independent Film Festival takes place from September 22 to 29.

The Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent films in the digital medium and to presenting the works of independent filmmakers and outstanding achievements in cinema. The film festival began reaching a global audience once it launched its festival interactively online. This allows independent filmmakers and fans worldwide to not only enjoy the films, but communicate with each other in real time as though they were together in the same room via online chat and web cams. Unlike other festivals streaming films online, films in this festival cannot be downloaded. The only time and place they can be viewed is through the festival.

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

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