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 Yosemite Film Festival. The festival takes place from October 29 to 30, 2010.
Founded by environmentally-aware, eco-friendly filmmakers, the festival’s mission is to bring all genres of progressive, eye-opening, independent cinema to Yosemite and to foster an appreciation and understanding toward the preservation and majesty of our natural world. Between screening amazing films and exploring some of the most famous landscapes in the world, your time spent with us at the Yosemite International Film Festival will be an experience to remember.
Highlights of the festival include an opening night party and filmmaker reception, screenings of Official Selections and award-winning films, exclusive Yosemite premieres, a screenplay competition, and the official closing day awards ceremony and filmmaker lunch. The 2010 festival will showcase feature films, shorts, foreign films, documentaries, animation, music videos, television pilots, an Environmental Filmmakers Showcase, experimental Films, a screenplay competition and more.
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